This May, Sotheby's realized outstanding results in our Impressionist & Modern Art and Contemporary sales, with a sell-through rate overall of 97.5% by value and 94% by lot. Works by esteemed Latin American artists such as Rufino Tamayo, Fernando Botero, Joaquín Torres-García, and more performed in excess of double their low estimates. Leading the market with total sales exceeding $20,282,000, Sotheby’s attracted collectors from around the world to bid competitively for 112 works of art and demonstrated a zealous appetite for paintings and sculpture from Latin America. Click ahead to explore 9 of the top Latin American works that sold with notable results in our recent May sales. If you are interested in selling a work through Sotheby’s, please visit our auction estimate platform. Consign Latin American Art
Artworks by the biggest names in Latin American art will highlight the upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art and Contemporary Art auctions this May. Works by Jesús Rafael Soto, Rufino Tamayo, Fernando Botero, Matta and other Latin American masters will be presented alongside their international peers, reinforcing the key connections and relationships between these artists. Click ahead to see Latin American highlights of the Spring auction season. Impressionist & Modern Art Evening 14 May | New York Impressionist & Modern Art Day 15 May | New York Contemporary Art Evening 16 May | New York Contemporary Art Day 17 May | New York
Explore highlights from the estate of Bernard Chappardt featuring an extraordinary range from the avid French-Venezuelan art collector's eclectic collection. La Escuela del Sur: Property from the Estate of Bernard Chappard Online 4–18 May | Online Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale 14 May | New York Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale 15 May | New York Contemporary Art Day Auction 17 May | New York
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.
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.
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