Our 25-26 November auction of Latin American Art brought an astounding total in excess of $20 million. Leading the sale was Rufino Tamayo's, Ofrenda de Frutas, that sold well above the high estimate for $4.19 million. The season's sales of Latin American art comfortably exceeded all previous record totals in the category.
This fall, Sotheby’s Latin American Art Department commemorates its 35th Anniversary with a selection of leading Latin American artists from the 20th century. On November 25th, Fernando Botero’s La casa de las gemelas Arias (1973) will lead the Latin American Modern and Contemporary Evening sale to celebrate this occasion. Exceptional works by Brazilian artists Maria Martins, Mira Schendel, Sergio Camargo, and Cildo Meireles along with works by Venezuelan masters Armando Reverón, Gego and Jesús Rafael Soto will complement a dedicated section to contemporary art from Mexico—one of today’s most exciting art capitals. Artists participating in this first curated offering of contemporary art in a Latin American Art sale include: Gabriel Orozco, Francis Alÿs, Gabriel de la Mora, Pedro Reyes, and Miguel Calderón.