Auction of Latin American Art on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2pm
Special Section of the Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle auctioned a selection of Latin American Art on April 20, 2021. The sale of paintings, drawings and sculpture presented works by prominent artists of the 20th century.
Referencing Renaissance and Baroque painting techniques, Chilean artist Claudio Bravo is renowned for his photorealistic works. A 1987 still life is a prime example of Bravo’s embrace of Caravaggio’s expert handling of light and texture. The painting realized $100,800 against an estimate of $80,000-120,000.
One of three works by Soldevilla featured in the sale, a work on panel is a fantastic example by the leader of the Cuban Concretism movement. Soldevilla brought back to Cuba the avant garde art she discovered in Europe, introducing geometric abstraction to her fellow artists and launching an artistic revolution. The work achieved $40,950, many times its estimate of $8,000-12,000.
One of two works by the famed Mexican Muralist featured in the sale, a 1941 gouache by Diego Rivera depicts a woman pulling her donkey, with child strapped to her back. Rivera strove to gracefully reflect the common people of his native Mexico in their daily lives. The gouache sold for $31,050 against a $30,000-50,000 estimate.
Puerto Rican master Angel Botello is highly regarded for his bright, illustrative depictions of swan-necked women and cherubic children. Often referred to as the “Gauguin of the Caribbean,” Botello’s oil painting Niños con Pájaros is a sublime example of his slightly Surrealist yet warmly colored paintings. The painting realized $28,350, at the top end of its $20,000-30,000 estimate.
A watercolor of two women working in a field by Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo shares the honest sensibilities of the folk art native to his Zapotecan Indian heritage. Tamayo often found himself at odds with the social commentary of his Mexican Muralist peers, as he was more interested in bringing Cubist and Surrealist influences to modern Mexican art. The painting sold for $22,680 against an estimate of $20,000-40,000).
Post-War & Contemporary Art
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