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  • Provenance

    In Situ, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 2006

  • 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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Property from the Collection of Blake Byrne, Los Angeles

141

Bloque Negro al lado de un Bloque Blanco

titled ““Bloque negro al lado de un bloque blanco”” lower center and signed, inscribed and dated “Los Carpinteros La Hab 2003” lower right
watercolor on paper
29 3/4 x 41 1/2 in. (75.6 x 105.4 cm)
Executed in 2003.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $10,000

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New York Auction 30 September 2020