Armando Mariño - New Now New York Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gary Nader Fine Art, Miami
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Cuba Avant-Garde - Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection - Arte Contemporáneo Cubano de la Colección Farber, exh. cat., Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainsville, 2007, p. 11 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Armando Mariño is celebrated for his unique and satirical approach to issues on race, gender, power, and disorder. The artist appropriates images, references and techniques to bring stereotypes and erroneous concepts to the surface in an attempt to reshape discourse set by the Western world that excludes the ‘other’. The subject in the present lot features a violent image of a telescope javelined between the eyes of a decapitated head fixed atop a tripod. Known for his saturated palette, Mariño uses color as an agent to engage viewers with his work. Mariño inundates the viewer with color and visual violence, encouraging viewers to consider their relationship to the work.

Contemporary Cuba: Works from a Private Collection


Lot offered with No Reserve

El tercer ojo (The Third Eye)

signed, titled, inscribed and dated "El tercer ojo. Escultura para..., catálogo y tripode de telescopio, Dimensiones variables - La Habana - Armando Mariño 2000 [The third eye. Sculpture..., catalogue and telescope tripod. Dimensions variable - Havana - Armando Mariño 2000]
crayon on cardboard
59 7/8 x 38 5/8 in. (152.1 x 98.1 cm.)
Executed in 2000.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $3,125

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New Now

New York Auction 28 February 2018