Los Carpinteros - Under the Influence New York Friday, September 23, 2011 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Provenance

    Anthony Grant, Inc, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Anthony Grant, Inc., Downtown, March 12 - April 2004

  • Artist Biography

    Los Carpinteros

    Cuban • N/A

    The Cuban artist collective Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters) was formed in 1992 and has since produced some of the most important contemporary art in Latin America. Originally comprised of Marco Castillo, Dagoberto Rodriguez and Alexandre Arrechea (who left the group in June 2003), the trio abandoned the concept of individual authorship and instead worked in the tradition of guild and artisan workshops. Their technically sophisticated drawings and sculptures are primarily inspired by design and architectural constructions, such as desks, chairs, armoires and other pieces of furniture. In illustrating seemingly banal objects, Los Carpinteros comment on materialism, highlighting the practicality as well as the uselessness of the depicted objects.

    View More Works



Watercolor and graphite on paper.
80 3/4 x 80 1/8 in. (205.1 x 203.5 cm)
Signed, titled, inscribed and dated "'drenaje' Los Carpinteros, La Hab 2003" along the lower margin.

$18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for $22,500

Under the Influence

23 September 2011
New York