New York will not take a break this month after the amazing auction sales of the last weeks of modern and contemporary art. On the contrary, it keeps hot hammers with the auctions of Latin American art, a crucial sector of the new American wealth .
It begins at Christie’s on November 19-20 , with 240 lots of Modern and Contemporary , with artists such as Wifredo Lam , Joaquín Torres- García , Sergio Camargo , Jesús Rafael Soto , Fernando Botero, Antonio Berni , Armando Morales and Beatriz Milhazes . Highlights of the auction, from the Cleveland Museum of Art , Women Reaching for the Moon by Rufino Tamayo, exhibited in prestigious institutions such as the Guggenheim in New York and the Museo Nacional de Arte in Mexico City . The work , estimated $ 1.2-1.800.0000 , it is also cover lot for the auction, acquired by the Cleveland Museum in 1947 , a year after its completion , recognized as a masterpiece by Mexican and the new joie de vivre of the second half of the ’40s . Among the most important works, the Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes , O casamento , estimated $ 600- 800,000 , made in 1995 with its recognizable mix of floral , embroidery and stencils. Staying in the context of Brazilian art , a pioneer of modernism, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti’s Pássaros with Mulata , estimated $ 150-200,000 .
On 20-21 November, with a switch to Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Sale led by Fernando Botero, who in 1991 created his own version of The Card Players by Cezanne , estimated at $ 1.5-2 million . Religious theme for the other highlight of the Colombian artist , Our Lady of New York, a monumental canvas of 1962 estimated $ 800,000 to 1 million.
The Brazilian art is present at Sotheby’s with Sergio Camargo, Lygia Clark, Mira Schendel , Ismael Nery , Candido Portinari , Franz Kracjberg , Antonio Dias , Vic Muniz , Jose Damasceno , Paulo Pasta .
Will conclude the week of Latin American Art Phillips, with an auction of 114 lots on November 21 lead by Lygia Clark, a Brazilian artist of Neo- Concrete movement, with the work dated 1960, Bicho invertebrado , estimated $ 1,2-1,800,000 , confirmed for the retrospective at MoMA in 2014. In addition, Superfície Modulada No. 2, a work conceived on a panel in 1957 but subsequently completed in 1982 , estimated $ 400 to 600,000 .
Hélio Oiticica with a work of his most representative series , Metaesquemas , geometric shapes in dynamic compositions , created in 1958 and estimated $ 220-280,000 .
In the catalog a selection dedicated to contemporary Cuban art with 27 lots from the ’60s to today , with works by Los Carpinteros , Garaicoa , Belkis Ayon , Tania Bruguera , Manuel Mendive and René Peña , some of which will finance the acquisitions found of El Museo del Barrio .