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  • Provenance

    Alonso Art, Miami
    Private Collection, Miami
    Phillips, New York, November 21, 2013, lot 51
    Private Collection (acquired at the above sale)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Siena, Palazzo delle Papesse, carlos garaicoa: la misura di quasi tutte le cose, January 31 - May 2, 2004, n.p., pp. 64-65 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Literature

    Deborah Aaronson, Photography Transformed: The Metropolitan Bank & Trust Collection, Cleveland, 2002, no. 74 (another example illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Contemporary Cuba: Works from a Private Collection
    Drawn from an important private collection, these artworks showcase the tantalizing visions of 11 artists from different generations of post-Revolutionary Cuba. An iconic work from 1962-63 by Sandú Darié epitomizes the utopian nature of Concrete Art, while a bold work by Raúl Martínez from 1970 eschews abstraction for Pop Art in a graphic style that nods to propaganda posters. Younger artists continue to explore their country’s complicated past and present in myriad ways. These include Carlos Garaicoa—in whose photographs a violinist performs an ode to a decaying grandfather clock—and Kcho—whose largescale drawing presents as a blueprint for a chimerical machine, relating to both Tatlin’s tower and Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machines.

CONTEMPORARY CUBA: WORKS FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

95

Acerca de la caja del reloj y del tiempo que se ha ido (About the Grandfather Clock and How Long It's Been Gone)

(i, iii, iv, v) signed, numbered and dated "2/5 C. Garaicoa 95-00" on the reverse (ii) signed, numbered and dated "3/5 C. Garaicoa 95-00" on the reverse
chromogenic print, in 5 parts
each image 18 7/8 x 18 7/8 in. (47.9 x 47.9 cm.)
each sheet 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)

(i, iii, iv, v) Executed in 1995-2000, each work is number 2 from an edition of 5 (ii) Executed in 1995-2000, this work is number 3 from an edition of 5.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $10,000

Contact Specialist
Sam Mansour
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
New York
+1 212 940 1219
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New Now

New York Auction 26 September 2018