HOUSTON (Reuters) – A hollowed-out handgun becomes a first-aid kit for gunshot victims. Fragments from the feet of Buddha statues stand near a painting of ghostly dancers entitled “Hiroshima.” Photographs of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi hang by images of Nobel Peace Prize winners he inspired.
The Menil Collection, an art museum in Houston, has put together a thought-provoking exhibit inspired by Gandhi and the history of nonviolence. It pits peaceful images against works of art depicting violence.
NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Newcomers from Mexico and
Central and South America are streaming into New York City in
greater numbers, joining the long-standing communities of Puerto
Ricans and Dominicans and enriching the chorus of Latin voices
in the Big Apple.
Spanish is now spoken in nearly a quarter of New York homes
and the variety of accents is growing, along with the variety of
NEW YORK, May 29 (Reuters) – A family portrait by Colombian
artist Fernando Botero and works by Uruguayan artist Joaquin
Torres-Garcia and Brazilian sculptress Lygia Clark led Latin
American art auctions in New York.
Christie’s sold a total of $17.6 million and Sotheby’s $15.1
million in the sales Wednesday, which also set an auction record
for Ernesto Icaza, a turn-of-the-century Mexican painter.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – (In final paragraph, corrects Sotheby’s anticipated sales to $17 million to $26 million, not $43 million)
A family portrait by Colombian artist Fernando Botero and a depiction of psychological turmoil by Chilean painter Roberto Matta are expected to be the highlights of Latin American art sales in New York next week.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A family portrait by Colombian artist Fernando Botero and a depiction of psychological turmoil by Chilean painter Roberto Matta are expected to be the highlights of Latin American art sales in New York next week.
Botero’s 1969 “Man Going to Work” is the top lot in Christie’s line-up for its Wednesday sale, with a pre-sale estimate of up to $1.8 million. Matta’s “Morphologie Psychologique” could fetch up to $3.5 million at Sotheby’s two-day auction on Wednesday and Thursday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A triangulated aluminum sculpture by Brazilian artist Lygia Clark that sold for $1.8 million at Phillips’ Latin American auction, capped a week of regional art sales in New York in which Brazilian works commanded the top prices.
Clark’s 1960 “Bicho Invertebrado” (Invertebrate Animal) was the top item in the evening auction on Thursday, which brought in $6 million.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Red and white wooden mazes sculpted by Brazilian artist Sergio Camargo topped Sotheby’s Latin American art sale in New York on Wednesday, selling for $2.1 million and setting a record for the artist.
Camargo’s 1964 “Untitled (Relief No. 21/52),” a labyrinth of white cylinders with their tips slanting in different directions, fetched more than five times its pre-sale low estimate.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo’s “Women Reaching for the Moon” fetched $1.4 million and was the top selling work in Christie’s Latin American art auction in New York, where contemporary Brazilian abstract artists also made a strong showing.
The Tuesday evening sale brought in $14.5 million, with 85 percent of the art works sold, and there was high demand for contemporary and modern artists, said Virgilio Garza, the head of Latin American art at Christie’s.
NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) – A Fernando Botero reworking of
Paul Cezanne’s “The Card Players” and a Rufino Tamayo portrait
of women are expected to be the top-selling works in Latin
American art auctions next week in New York.
Sotheby’s predicts sales of up to $29.6 million for
its two-day sales on Nov. 20-21, and Christie’s says its total
for auctions on Nov. 19-20 could reach $22.2 million .
NEW YORK, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Colombian artist Fernando Botero
showcases his enchantment with the circus, reliving the magic he
felt as a boy during his first visit to the big top, in a new
book “Circus: Paintings and Works on Paper.”
Botero, best known for his paintings of rotund people,
includes in his book 137 paintings, 31 drawings and 22
watercolors done in 2007 and 2008, depicting a magical world
where fantasy and reality are blurred.