Phillips’ head of Latin American art talks about the first stand-alone section of Cuban contemporary art in a major auction—why it’s historic, why it’s happening now, and the lots to watch.
Last week, Phillips announced a historic first in their fall Latin American sale in New York: a special stand-alone section of Cuban contemporary art spanning the late 1960s to the present. Here’s a sample of works going under the hammer next Thursday, November 21.
As a highlight of its New York Latin American sale, Phillips will spotlight contemporary Cuban art in a stand-alone selection of 27 lots.
In this week’s Latin American sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York, Cuban works turned in solid results—and a handful did better than that.
Cuban art got off to a strong start this evening with the first spring Latin American auction in New York at Phillips. Several works blew past their high estimates, including a record-setting piece by Amelia Peláez.