Bisagras como un poblado

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  • Provenance

    Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    Los Carpinteros

    Cuban • N/A

    The Cuban artist collective Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters) was formed in 1992 and has since produced some of the most important contemporary art in Latin America. Originally comprised of Marco Castillo, Dagoberto Rodriguez and Alexandre Arrechea (who left the group in June 2003), the trio abandoned the concept of individual authorship and instead worked in the tradition of guild and artisan workshops. Their technically sophisticated drawings and sculptures are primarily inspired by design and architectural constructions, such as desks, chairs, armoires and other pieces of furniture. In illustrating seemingly banal objects, Los Carpinteros comment on materialism, highlighting the practicality as well as the uselessness of the depicted objects.

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Bisagras como un poblado

signed, titled, inscribed and dated ""bisagras como un poblado" Los Carpinteros, La Hab 2003" lower right
watercolor and water soluble pencil on paper
29 1/2 x 41 3/4 in. (74.9 x 106 cm.)
Executed in 2003.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

sold for $15,000

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York
+ 1 212 940 1250
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Afternoon Session

New York Auction 16 May 2018