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Hispanic Art Market 2012
I can easily predict that we will have a very strong Hispanic Art Market in 2012.
Pictured to the right ___Flying Carpet___ by Jose Acosta
In 2011 Art Collectors from all over the world realized how undervalued the Hispanic Art Market has been and decided to add many Master Works to their collections. Latin American Art Auctions in New York broke many records and many artists work sold for over One Million Dollars. The Hispanic Art Fairs were well attended and also had record sales. Many of the works that would have found homes in America are now purchased by Latin American Collectors and European Collectors. The Market is very strong for well known names like Fernando Botero, Rufino Tamayo, Diego Rivera and Wilfredo Lam. Still there is time to find some great bargains on many under recognized Hispanic artists who will be discovered within the next few years. Two that come to mind are Antonio Perez Melero who was in the same circles as Jesus Soto and Alejandro Otero but was never fully accepted as a Venezuelan Artist because he had come from Spain. Antonio Perez Melero maintains a studio in Venezuela and his large murals are patrimony in that country. Another artist that comes to mind is Ada Balcacer who is the most famous artist in the Dominican Republic. Her work can be found in all the major museums of that country and her name and reputation is known by almost any Dominican that you ask. Her price already reflect her fame with many works selling for over $50,000 but still there are bargains to be found in smaller works and prints by this great master.
I am sure many of you know a Hispanic artist who is rising or very successful and hopefully you will share their names with us on this blog. I love discovering new talented artists who are under recognized and following their path to success. In 2012 I will be very busy as there are a lot of Rising Stars that I will be writing about as they attain the Supper Star Status that they deserve. For the artists who continue to struggle through these times I say keep your head up and continue to stay true to your art, believe in yourself and believe that the best times are ahead of you so don__™t look back and go make your dreams come true. The opportunities are there you just need to work real hard to grab them and make them yours. I look forward to a lot of great news from the Hispanic Art Market and the Hispanic Artists who continue to inspire and share your work with us all. I wish all artists a very Healthy, Happy & Prosperous 2012. And when you receive awards or recognition I hope you will remember to share it with all of the community as your success is our success as well.
Cuban American Artist & Journalist Jose Acosta