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PARTIAL SELECTIONS OF RECENT ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES - DECEMBER 2020

Cuban Art Carlos Enríquez
Landscape
(Paisaje)

Carlos Enríquez
1943
oil on canvas
24 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches
SOLD

Exhibited in Cuban Art in the 20th Century, Cultural Identity and the International Avant Garde, at the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida, February 12 – March 27, 2016, and illustrated in the accompanying catalog page 78. An exhibition which later traveled to the Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, Florida, January 22 – April 23, 2017.

Illustrated in the book Carlos Enríquez, The Painter of Cuban Ballads, Juan A. Martínez, 2010, page 175.

Illustrated in Important Cuban Artworks Volume Eight, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, page 29.

Acquired by a Private Collector in Far Hills, New Jersey.


Cuban Art Wifredo Lam (Lithographs)
The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship
(El Ultimo Viaje del Buque Fantasma)

Wifredo Lam (Lithographs)
1976
Set of 12 Lithos and poems in box, 17 of 300
Size Varies
AVAILABLE

Twelve virgin (never framed) lithographs in their original box. Seven of the lithographs measure 19 1/2 x 14 1/16 inches and five of the lithographs measure 19 1/2 x 28 1/8 inches.

This series is signed and numbered by the artist and this example is identified as number seventeen of an edition of three hundred.

The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship has been exhibited in Barcelona in 1976, Copenhagen in 1978, Madrid in 1982 and Caracas in 1987.

The series appears registered and illustrated in Wifredo Lam oeuvre gravé et lithographié catalogue raisonné (Wifredo Lam Catalogue Raisonné of Lithographs), Musée de Gravelines, France, 1993, pages 158 and 159.


Cuban Art Roberto Diago
Head of Elegua
(Cabeza de Eleguá)

Roberto Diago
1949
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
25 x 18 3/4 inches
AVAILABLE

This work was part of the collection of Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández, Cuban singer-pianist and songwriter, Bola de Nieve.

We are grateful to Juan Roberto Diago, grandson of Roberto Diago, for having provided a confirmation of authenticity and provenance details.

Roberto Diago Querol (1920-1955) is considered a key figure in 20th century Cuban Modernism. Born in Havana, Diago belongs to the second generation of the Cuban Vanguardia or Havana School, and from an early age showed interest and talent for the visual arts. The artist attended the prestigious San Alejandro Academy, completing his studies in 1941. As part of the Afro-Cuban intelligentsia, the artist found himself immersed in a cultural milieu during the 1930s and 40s that sought to affirm refined images of Afro-Cuban popular culture.


Cuban Art Víctor Manuel García
Woman with Mango
(Mujer con Mango)

Víctor Manuel García
ca 1940's
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
25 3/4 x 19 inches
SOLD

Illustrated in the book Víctor Manuel, Ramón Vázquez Díaz, 2010, Ediciones Vanguardia Cubana, page 157.

Acquired by a Private Collector in Fisher Island, Florida.


Cuban Art Eduardo Abela
The Twins
(Las Gemelas)

Eduardo Abela
ca 1960
oil on wood
5 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
SOLD

Provenance: Hosanna Abela, daughter of the artist and coordinator of the book Eduardo Abela, Ediciones Vanguardia Cubana, Spain, 2010;
Private Collection, Miami, Florida.

Illustrated in Important Cuban Artworks Volume Seventeen, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, page 15.

Acquired by a Private Collector in New York,
New York.


Cuban Art Eduardo Abela
Girl
(Niña)

Eduardo Abela
ca 1960
oil on wood
9 x 8 3/4 inches
SOLD

Provenance: The collection of Pedro R. López and Teresa Saldise.

Exhibited in Abela, Magic and Fables at the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Miami, Florida, 1984, and illustrated on page 7 of the accompanying catalog.

Acquired by a Private Collector in New York, New York.


Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez
Lady in Pink Background
(Joven en Fondo Rosado)

Cundo Bermúdez
1968
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
22 x 16 3/4 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance: Carlos Fita Collection, Miami, Florida.

Cuban Art René Portocarrero
Carnival Figures
(Figuras de Carnaval)

René Portocarrero
1946
pastel on heavy paper
19 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches
SOLD

Provenance: Private Collection of Mrs. Hosanna Abela, daughter of the painter Eduardo Abela.

This work is illustrated in the book, Portocarrero, Ramón Vázquez Díaz, Fundación Arte Cubano,
Madrid, 2015, page 184.

Acquired by a Private Collector in New York, New York.


Cuban Art Miguel Florido
A Tribute to Our Love
(Un Tributo a Nuestro Amor)

Miguel Florido
2020
oil on canvas
29 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches
SOLD

This work was a special commission for a Private Collector in Coral Gables, Florida.

Cuban Art Lilian García-Roig
Hyperbolic Nature: Vine Twist
(Naturaleza Hiperbólica: Enredaderas)

Lilian García-Roig
2008
oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance: This work was acquired directly from the artist.

Exhibited in the group show, Driptorch, November 21-23, 2014, A Contemporary Art Event in Downtown Thomasville, Georgia.


Cuban Art Sandro De La Rosa
Remnants of Faith
(Restos de Fe)

Sandro De La Rosa
2006
oil on canvas
63 x 55 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance: Private Collection, New Jersey.

This painting was exhibited in the solo show, Sandro De La Rosa, Remnants of Faith, September - October 2007, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, and illustrated on the front cover of the accompanying catalog.


Cuban Art René Portocarrero
Harlequin
(Arlequín)

René Portocarrero
1959
mixed media on board laid down on canvas
19 1/2 x 13 inches
SOLD

Provenance: Collection of Guiseppe Santoro,
Italian Ambassador to Cuba in the 1960's;
Thence by descent to the present owners.

Illustrated in Important Cuban Artworks Volume Seventeen, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, page 51.

Acquired by a Private Collector in New York, New York.


Cuban Art Clara Morera
There is No Salvation, The Year of The Apocalypse
(No Hay Salvación, El Año del Apocalipsis)

Clara Morera
2020
mixed media on canvas
48 x 31 inches
SOLD

Provenance: This work was acquired directly from the artist.

Acquired by a Private Collector in
Fisher Island, Florida.


Cuban Art Danuel Méndez
The Arrival
(La LLegada)

Danuel Méndez
2020
acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance: This work was acquired directly from the artist.


Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
Return of the Dream
(Regreso del Sueño)

Manuel Mendive
1991
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
22 1/4 x 29 3/4 inches
SOLD

Provenance: From Catalina Botello, legal representative of the estate of José Férez Kuri, a Mexican aesthete, author, curator, and art critic who directed the London-based October Gallery in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Jose Férez Kuri organized Manuel Mendive’s one-artist exhibition in England in January of 1988 and continued to exhibit and represent the artist for many years.

Acquired by a Private Collector in London, England.


Cuban Art David Rodríguez
Yellow, Blue and Red
(Amarillo, Azul y Rojo)

David Rodríguez
2007
oil on canvas
39 x 31 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance: This work was acquired directly from the artist.

David Rodríguez was born in 1956, in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba. He studied painting at the acclaimed San Alejandro Academy of Art in Havana where he graduated in 1982. He later furthered his education at the Instituto Superior de Arte. In 1981, his works were among those exhibited at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Cuba. He has garnered several awards in painting competitions throughout his career including an Honorable Mention at the Literature in the Plastic Arts Contest, Sala Rubén Martínez. He has illustrated for several cultural and literary projects including magazines, poetry journals and children's books. The artist lives and works in Miami, Florida.


Cuban Art Juan Roberto Diago
Witness to History II
(Testigo de la Historia II)

Juan Roberto Diago
2019
mixed media and collage on canvas
31 1/2 x 23 5/8 inches
SOLD

Provenance: This work was acquired directly from the artist.

Illustrated in Important Cuban Artworks Volume Seventeen, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, page 139.

This painting was exhibited in Juan Roberto Diago: 20 Years of Creation, Cernuda Arte,
Coral Gables, Florida, November 2019 – January 2020.

Acquired by a Private Collector in
Palm Beach, Florida.


Cuban Art Giosvany Echevarría
Majestic Vista
(Vista Majestuosa)

Giosvany Echevarría
2018
oil on canvas
40 x 79 inches
SOLD

Illustrated in Important Cuban Artworks Volume Sixteen, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, page 144.

Acquired by a Private Collector in Delray Beach, Florida.


Cuban Art Vicente Hernández
The Electoral Circus
(El Circo Electoral)

Vicente Hernández
2020
oil on canvas
59 1/4 x 79 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance: This work was acquired directly from the artist.

Vicente Hernández wields his brushes from within the country of Cuba to vividly depict the plight of the youth in their search for a better life of opportunities and freedoms. His paintings, crafted with the vocabulary of magic realism, expose the absurdity of reality in Cuba and reinforce the intensity of hope of its people. A true contrarian.


Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
Conversations with the Bird
(Conversaciones con el Ave)

Manuel Mendive
2003
oil on canvas
18 x 15 3/4 inches
SOLD

Acquired by a Private Collector in
Miami Beach, Florida.


Cuban Art Uver Solís
Lady Among the Flowers
(Joven Entre Flores)

Uver Solís
1969
mixed media on heavy paper
13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
SOLD

Acquired by a Private Collector in Fisher Island, Florida.
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