Highlights From Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary Latin American Sale

Rufino Tamayo's La Venus Dorada - 1955
Rufino Tamayo’s La Venus Dorada – 1955

NEW YORK, NY.- The Latin American Art Modern & Contemporary sale on 28 and 29 May 2014 will feature outstanding examples from many of the major art movements of the 20th century. The sale is led by a magnificent group of Cubist, Constructivist, Concrete, and Geometric works from Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Other highlights include an early Cubist Diego Rivera painting and a large-scale constructivist Joaquín Torres-García from 1937. The Cuban Vanguardia section includes pieces by Mario Carreño and Cundo Bermũndez, while Contemporary artists such as Arturo Herrera and Vic Muñiz are also represented. The pre-sale exhibition opens on Saturday 24 May.

“El Muchacho Del Violón from 1990 is one of the final works created by Rufino Tamayo during his long career (est. $800,000/1.2 million). The brilliantly effective composition with a triangle created by a violin neck, tail piece, and bow coupled with the abstract background of flag-like horizontal stripes is a powerful testimony of the artist´s perfect control of his craft at the end of his career. Other Tamayo works in the sale include the mid-career Hombre Perseguido (The Hunted Man) from 1956 (est. $600/800,000) and La Venus Dorada from the prior year (est. $500/600,000).” (via ArtDaily.com)

View more Rufino Tamayo works here.

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