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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Fernando Rodríguez is best known for a series of works he made in the 1990s, in "collaboration" with a fictional character he invented: an elderly rural charcoal seller named Francisco de la Cal, who had been blinded in the Revolution. Precaución, however, is related to another of the artist’s most important themes, explored in the series De una experiencia colectiva (About a Collective Experience). In works on paper and three-dimensional sculptures, Rodríguez configures multiple, near-identical figures in densely packed lines and precariously towering verticals that speak of life in a socialist society, exploring the psychological effects of collectivism.

A SELECTION OF CUBAN CONTEMPORARY ART CUBA

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Precaución (Caution)

2002
painted wood, in 193 parts
installation dimensions variable, approximately 3 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 192 in. (9.2 x 3.2 x 487.7 cm.); each approximately 3 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. (9.2 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm.)

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $10,000

Contact Specialist
Laura González
Head of Latin America Sale
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Latin America

New York 21 November 2013 4pm