Cuban contemporary art took a turn in the spotlight this week, especially at the Phillips sale, while outstanding works by Wifredo Lam and Tomás Sânchez turned in predictably strong results for Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
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.