Los Carpinteros - New Now New York Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Anthony Grant Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Gainesville, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection, May 29 - September 9, 2007, pp. 25, 76 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    Gudrun Ankele and Daniela Zyman, eds., Los Carpinteros: Handwork - Constructing the World, Cologne, 2010, p. 308 (illustrated)

  • 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.

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Piscina Bloque (Swimming Pool-Block)

titled ""Piscina Bloque"" lower center; further signed, inscribed and dated "Los Carpinteros La Hab 2002" lower right
watercolor on paper
29 1/2 x 41 1/2 in. (74.9 x 105.4 cm.)
Executed in 2002.

$9,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $15,000

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New York Auction 26 September 2018