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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Havana
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Monterrey, Galería Ramis Barquet, Carlos Cárdenas, 1991

  • Catalogue Essay

    In New Art of Cuba (2003), Luis Camnitzer speaks of Cárdenas' "overall sense of humor, care, and charm," noting that "his work is always carefully finished, with great, nearly obsessive respect for craftsmanship." For the most part, Cárdenas has preferred to work on a small scale, but he has occasionally created oversized pieces for specific exhibitions. El espacio no existe (Space Does Not Exist) is one such work. Painted in oil on a domestic bed sheet,the present lotdepicts the floor plan of a Cuban home, with handwritten notations and scatological figures. Interestingly, the format of El espacio no existe permits it to be folded and packed into a suitcase, like a piece of household goods.

A SELECTION OF CUBAN CONTEMPORARY ART CUBA

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El espacio no existe

1991
oil and velcro elements on printed fabric
85 1/2 x 121 in. (217.2 x 307.3 cm.)
Signed "C.R. Cardenas" lower right.

Estimate
$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $4,375

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Laura González
Head of Latin America Sale
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Latin America

New York 21 November 2013 4pm