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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE MIAMI COLLECTION

René Portocarrero
MUJER EN AZUL
Estimate
80,000120,000
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228

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE MIAMI COLLECTION

René Portocarrero
MUJER EN AZUL
Estimate
80,000120,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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René Portocarrero
1912 - 1985
MUJER EN AZUL
Signed Portocarrero twice (upper left, lower left); also signed Portocarrero, titled and dated 1965 (on the reverse) 
Oil on canvas
30 by 22 in.
76.2 by 55.9 cm
Painted in 1965.
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Provenance

Ambassador Chain Yaary, Havana (acquired directly from the artist)
Private Collection, Havana (by descent from the above)
Acquired from the above

Catalogue Note

"A world expressed with the baroque brush of René Portocarrero: scrolls, arabesques, fruity reminiscences, the leaves of unknown plants, birds on their heads like butterflies, lights between leaves, imaginary botany spilled on their bodices, or, on the contrary, night veils, shades, a play between grays and blues, transparencies of color, framing the green look of some enigmatic 'belle de nuit...'"

Alejo Carpentier, "Portocarrero in Venice," in The World, 1966

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