Rivoli (The Place where Blood Flows)

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  • Provenance

    Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Bogota, Luis Arango Biblioteca, Casa de Moneda, Carlos Garaicoa: La ruina, la utopía, June 14, 2000 - March 4, 2001, p. 23 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Havana, La Casona Gallery, La habitación de mi negatividad: C. Garaicoa, November 5 - December 20, 2003, p. 9 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Gainesville, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida; Sarasota, John & Marble Ringling Museum of Art; Eugene, Jordan Schnitzer Museum, University of Oregon; Miami, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami; Katonah Museum of Art; Manitoba, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection, May 29, 2007 - January 10, 2011, p. 11 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Carlos Garaicoa’s hometown of Havana became the first city featured in his body of work surrounding themes of architecture, ruins, and utopia. In this series, he “assumed the fictitious identity of an architect whose mission was to renovate and restore buildings on point of collapse.” (Abelardo Mena Chicuri, ed., Cuban avant-garde: contemporary Cuban art from the Farber Collection, Gainsville, 2007, p. 110). Following Havana, he subsequently explored great metropolises like in New York, Valencia, and Minneapolis using these lenses. Despite international shift in perspective, Garaicoa’s work primarily focuses on Havana’s policies following the 1959 revolution that put new construction and preservation renovations in the city to a halt. These policies reduced Havana’s image of grandeur into crumbling symbols of social instability and disrepair. Long recognized internationally for his thought-provoking work, Garaicoa has exhibited extensively in Europe, the United States and Latin America. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Bronx Museum of Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, amongst others.

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Contemporary Cuba: Works from a Private Collection

Rivoli (The Place where Blood Flows)

lightbox and chromogenic print
19 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 5 in. (50.2 x 50.2 x 12.7 cm.)
Executed in 2002, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $16,250

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New York Auction 28 February 2018