Untitled

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  • Provenance

    Galería La Acacia, Havana
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1995

  • Artist Bio

    Amelia Peláez

    Cuban • 1896 - 1968

    Amelia Peláez, one of the most prominent Cuban avant-garde artists, studied at the Academia de San Alejandro in Havana. She was part of the first wave of Cuban artists living in Europe before World War II. In Paris, she witnessed the development of Cubism as well as other European art movements that would later inform her complex personal aesthetic of simplified forms and bold colors.

    With the decline of the sugar boom, Peláez returned to Cuba and laid the foundation for Cuban modernism by introducing artistic innovations. Her mature works are composed of brightly hued, quasi-abstract compositions that often depict unique domestic and architectural settings. Peláez was undeniably inspired by her surroundings in Cuba, where she continued to live until her death.

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Untitled

initialed and dated "AP 62" lower right
tempera on paper
17 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. (45.1 x 30.2 cm)
Painted in 1962, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Fundación Arte Cubano.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

sold for $8,750

Contact Specialist
Kaeli Deane
Head of Department, Americas
New York
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New York Auction 21 November 2017