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.
Women artists have long been powerful influencers throughout the most significant art historic movements of the 20th Century. The list is lengthy: from Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington’s vital roles in expanding the Surrealist narrative; Georgia O’Keeffe’s impact on defining the trajectory of American Modernism; to Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler and Agnes Martin’s contributions to Post-War Abstraction. This May, the inaugural Online sale of Latin America: Contemporary Art will showcase the works of two powerhouse women artists: the internationally celebrated German-Venezuelan, Gego, and the relatively little-known Argentine painter, Sarah Grilo. Latin America: Contemporary Art Online Through 26 May | Online
Featuring 88 lots offered across two dedicated online auctions, collecting the biggest names in Latin American Art has never been easier. Titans of the Modern period like Claudio Bravo, Wilfredo Lam, Fernando Botero and many more can be found at accessible price points, alongside some of the hottest names of the Contemporary period including Joaquín Torres-García, Gabriel Orozco, Gego, Carlos Cruz-Diez and Vik Muniz. Click ahead to see some of the great works available across both sales. Latin America: Contemporary Art Online 2-26 May 2017 Latin America: Modern Art Online 2-26 May 2017
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