Glexis Novoa - Latin America New York Thursday, November 21, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Contemporary art in Havana was newly self-reflexive and self-aware, thanks in large measure to the importations and disruptions of the Volúmen Uno generation. Conceptualism, minimalism, postmodernism, an 'expanded idea of art'– all had become the subjects of discussion, and so there was, for the first time, a specialized public prepared to deconstruct art along the lines anticipated by Novoa. He wanted to push things one step further, though, and undermine that new expertise as well– to throw even the idea of renovating art into an identity crisis and unmask even the antipretentious as, in its own way, yet another set of art’s pretensions. Etapa Romántica was a general mess of an exhibition that meant to, and did, confuse everybody, hung up between critique, repudiation, and acceptance of the ideas that seemed to be in the works.
    Rachel Weiss, To and From Utopia in the New Cuban Art, 2011



Two works: (i) Wesotinks (from the series To Be or Not to Be: Etapa Romántica); (ii) Moncetancz (from the series To Be or Not to Be: Etapa Romántica)

acrylic on paper
each 18 7/8 x 27 in. (47.9 x 68.6 cm.)
Each signed and dated "Glexis 88" lower right.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $5,250

Contact Specialist
Laura González
Head of Latin America Sale
+ 1 212 940 1216

Latin America

New York 21 November 2013 4pm