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  • Provenance

    Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Sean Kelly Gallery, Los Carpinteros: La Montaña Rusa, March 21–April 26, 2008

  • Literature

    Gudrun Ankele and Daniela Zyman eds., Los Carpinteros Handwork – Constructing the World, Cologne, 2010, p. 28 (illustrated, pp. 234–235)

  • 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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Basquet (diptych)

signed, titled, inscribed and dated "Basquet Los Carpinteros La Hab 2008" along the lower right edge
watercolor on paper, on two adjoined sheets
30 1/8 x 81 1/8 in. (76.5 x 206.1 cm)
Executed in 2008.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $17,640

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New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2021