Christie’s Fall 2018 Latin American Art auction

The Fall 2018 Latin American Art auction at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center, Manhattan is Tuesday-Wednesday, November 20-21, 2018. The auction exhibition is on view from Saturday-Tuesday, November 17-20, 2018.

Go see the exhibition. It is a museum-quality education in Latin American art.

The auction sold $19,268,125 of art. The Diego Rivera “Communeros de Paris” (1928) sold for over 3 times its high estimate.


Fall 2018 Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s

The auction is of paintings, prints, drawings, watercolors and sculptures by Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Uruguayan and Venezuelan artists.

Styles on sale include Baroque, Contemporary, Modern, Old Master, Spanish Colonial and Surrealist art from the 17th century to the 2010s.

Estimated prices range from $3,000 ~ $2,000,000.

Exhibition Hours

  • Saturday, November 17: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday, November 18: 1pm-5pm
  • Monday, November 19: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, November 20, 10am-12pm

Auction Hours

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 5pm
Lots 1-63

Wednesday, November 21 at 10am
Lots 101-269

Auction Highlights

Matta

(Chilean, 1911-2002)
“Untitled”
Estimate: $120,000 ~ $180,000
Lot 15

Sold for $125,000

Joaquín Torres-García

Torres-García was one of the few Latin Americans to work in Europe at the height of the modern art period in Paris. He brought America to Europe and brought European ideas home to the Americas.

(Spanish-Uruguayan, 1874-1949)
“Constructivo con formas estructuradas”
Estimate: $200,000 ~ $300,000
Lot 16
Sold for $348,500

Diego Rivera

The classic style of the master of the Mexican mural is always popular.

(Mexican, 1886-1957)
“Communards (Comuna de Paris)”
Estimate: $100,000 ~ $150,000
Lot 18
Sold for $492,500. Wow!

“Niña con muñeca de trapo”
Estimate: $600,000 ~ $800,000
Lot 28

“Niña con alcatraces” (also known as Alcatraces)
Estimate: $80,000 ~ $120,000
Lot 29
Sold for $100,000

“Niño con alcatraces”
Estimate: $80,000 ~ $120,000
Lot 30
Sold for $118,750

“Niña con flores amarillas”
Estimate: $60,000 ~ $80,000
Lot 31
Sold for $106,250

“Retrato de Inesita Martínez”
Estimate: $500,000 ~ $700,000
Lot 34

Rufino Tamayo

Rufino Tamayo "Hombre Feliz" (1947). Courtesy Christie's.

Rufino Tamayo “Hombre Feliz” (1947). Courtesy Christie’s.

The master of living color is the highlight of the sale.

(Mexican, 1899-1991)
“Hombre feliz”
Estimate: $2,000,000 ~ $3,000,000
Lot 20
Sold for $2,172,500

Nicolás Enríquez

The excitement is usually around modern and contemporary art. But some of the most beautiful work is done by colonial artists of the Americas.

(Mexican, 1704-c.1790)
“The Assumption of the Virgin”
Estimate: $200,000 ~ $300,000
Lot 21
Sold for $552,500

Anonymous

(Peruvian, mid-18th century)
Portrait of a Peruvian Lady with Fan
Estimate: $60,000 ~ $80,000
Lot 25
Sold for $162,500

Mariano Rodríguez

(Cuban, 1912-1990)
“Educando”
Estimate: $300,000 ~ $400,000
Lot 26

Francisco Toledo

(Zapotec Mexican, b. 1940)
“Tortuga poniendo huevos”
Estimate: $900,000 ~ $1,200,000
Lot 41
Sold for $1,032,500

Fernando Botero

(Colombian, b. 1932)

Botero is often the most expensive artist on sale. He is a Colombian institution.

“Circus Woman”
Estimate USD 500,000 – USD 700,000
Lot 52
Sold for $672,500

“Dancing Couple”
Estimate: $600,000 ~ $800,000
Lot 53
Sold for $1,068,500

“Nudist Family”
Estimate: $550,000 ~ $850,000
Lot 54
Sold for $612,500

Beatriz Milhazes

(Brazilian, b. 1960)
“A planta e a flor da banana”
Estimate: $150,000 ~ $250,000
Lot 61
Sold for $200,000

Los Carpinteros

(Cuban artist collective)
Dagoberto Rodríguez (b. 1969), Marco Castillo (b. 1971) and Alexandre Arrechea (b. 1970)
“Havana Country Club”
Estimate: $300,000 ~ $500,000
Lot 62


To see a full catalog of the auction, visit www.christies.com


 


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