Minutes after the opening of this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach fair, Cernuda Arte gallery sold Wifredo Lam’s 1944 painting Les Fiancés for $3 million, setting a new record for work by the artist. Cuban Art News spoke with Ramón Cernuda about the sale, Art Basel, and Cuban art.
This week’s Latin American art sales in New York saw record prices set for several artists, including Cuba’s modernist master Wifredo Lam. The Sotheby’s sale, which was held Tuesday evening, November 16 and Wednesday, November 17, produced records for eight works, including one of Lam’s. The Christie’s sale, which followed on Wednesday evening, saw particiularly strong results for contemporary Cuban painter Tomás Sánchez.
In last week’s Latin American sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York, key figures in Cuban and Latin American art achieved new sale records.
British auction house Dominic Winter announces the upcoming sale of photographs by Cuban photojournalist Alberto Diaz (Korda), best known for his portrait of Che Guevara--one of the most widely reproduced images in the world.