Emiliano di Cavalcanti expertly captures the bold sensuality and exuberant spirit of his native Rio de Janeiro. The artist provocatively situates his subject as an earthly being in Reclining Nude with Fish and Fruit. This majestic painting will be offered in the Latin America: Modern Art auction on 21 November in New York.
Latin American artists have been at the forefront of 20th century avant-garde movements such as: Geometric Abstraction, Kinetic, Conceptual, Concrete and Neo-Concrete Art. As such, Sotheby’s has begun integrating these highly sought-after works into our Contemporary Art auctions. Click ahead for a look at the Latin American art highlights to be offered in the Contemporary Art Day Auction on 17 November. Contemporary Art Day Auction 17 November | New York
The Latin America: Modern Art sale on 21 November presents exemplary works from the region spanning the first half of the 20th century. Leading the sale is Diego Rivera’s monumental Retrato de un español, a definitive masterwork by the artist painted in Paris at the peak of European modernism. Exhibited at the Salon d’Automne in 1912 and pre-dating Rivera’s Cubist period, the painting is the most compelling early portrait by the artist in private hands. Click ahead to view other highlights from the fall season. Latin America: Modern Art 21 November | New York
Originally in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. John de Menil, ‘The Bird Charmer,’ a star lot in Sotheby’s Latin America: Modern Art Evening sale on 25 May in New York, has mesmerised the eyes of all who behold it. Watch the video to discover its beauty and geometrical complexity.
During the Golden Age of national cinema, Diego Rivera looked to Matilde Palou for inspiration. Rivera’s portrait of the Mexican actress, part of Sotheby’s Latin America: Modern Art Evening sale on 25 May in New York, not only nods to a great era of film and art, but it also serves as a testament to the pride of the Mexican people. Watch the video to discover Rivera’s mastery of twentieth-century portraiture.
Fascinated by nature, Remedios Varo contributed significantly to the Surrealist movement in Latin America during the 1950s. Inspired by her personal narrative of exile, she painted 'The Troubadour', part of Sotheby’s Latin America: Modern Art Evening sale on 25 May in New York.
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