Belkis Ayón - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Germany (acquired directly from the artist)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Havana, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Siempre vuelvo. Grabados de Belkis Ayón, 1993 (another example exhibited)
    Milan, Galleria Colorenero, Siempre vuelvo, 1994 (another example exhibited)
    Havana, Galería Espuela de Plata, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Relaciones peligrosas, 1995 (another example exhibited)
    Cienfuegos, Galería GRAU, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Siempre vuelvo. Exposición personal Belkis Ayón, 1995 (another example exhibited)
    Breinig, Pfarrkirche St. Barbara; Aachen, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Unterstütze mich, halte mich hoch, im Schmerz. Belkis Ayon [sic], November 3, 1995–March 10, 1996, n.p. (illustrated)
    Brasília, Espacio 508 Sul, Testimonio de la utopía, 7 grabadores cubanos, 1995 (another example exhibited)
    Santiago de Cuba, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Para un regreso, November 2001 (another example exhibited)
    Saint Petersburg, Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum, Kunst aus Kuba, April 15–June 3, 2002, pp. 46-47 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 47)
    Havana, Gallería Villa Manuela, Origen de un mito, October 2006 (another example exhibited)
    Madrid, Museo Reina Sofia, Belkis Ayón. Colografias, November 17, 2021–April 18, 2022 (another example exhibited)
    59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, The Milk of Dreams, April 23–November 22, 2022 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Cuba Update, vol. 19, no. 1, October–December 1999 (another example illustrated, back cover)
    Katia Ayón, Alex Fleites, Cristina Vives Gutiérrez, David Mateo, Lázara Menéndez, eds., Nkame. Belkis Ayón, Madrid, 2010, no. 93.03, p. 195 (illustrated, pp. 67, 195)


Nuestro Deber

signed "Belkis Ayón Manso" lower right; titled "Nuestro Deber" lower center; numbered "IV/IV" lower left; titled and inscribed "Nuestro Deber No. 13 "....dame tu reverencia y tu amor...."" on the reverse
collograph on paper
36 1/2 x 27 in. (92.7 x 68.6 cm)
Executed in 1994, this work is number 4 from the second edition of 4 plus 1 artist's proof and 1 trial proof and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Belkis Ayón Estate.

Another example from this edition is exhibited in the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $107,100

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 19 May 2022