Hispanic Art Scene Art Blog
by hispanic_arts , November 25, 2016—12:00 AM
Cuban Artists Works Set Record Highs at Christie's Auction 2016
Artworks by Mariano Rodriguez, Carlos Enriquez, Victor Manuel, Rene Portocarrero and Fidelio Ponce surpassed previous auction prices.
Latin American Art Fall Auctions in New York got off to a flying start yesterday with a spotlight on 20th Century Cuban Modern Art. A number of historic records were broken at Christie's Tuesday evening sale illustrating the continuing upward growth and enthusiastic response of the Cuban art market worldwide.
A group of paintings by renowned Cuban modern masters excelled their presale estimates, some by virtually doubling or tripling their previous auction prices. Much interest was paid to exciting high quality works. This time around, the trophy titles were claimed by the following artworks:
Mariano Rodriguez- Pelea de gallos, 1942, oil on canvas, 25 1/8 × 29 1/8 inches sold for $1,087,500.
Carlos Enriquez - Heroe Criollo, 1943, oil on canvas, 35 × 27 inches sold for $967,500.
Victor Manuel - Carnaval (Escena de comparsa), oil on canvas, 36 × 29 inches sold for $319,500.
Rene Portocarrero - Paisaje de La Habana, 1961, oil on canvas, 28 × 35 1/8 inches sold for $295,500.
Fidelio Ponce - Joven con pecera, 1935, oil on canvas, 35 1/8 × 28 1/4 inches sold for $112,500.