Los Carpinteros - Latin America New York Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    G. Amkele and P. Zyman, ed., Los Carpinteros: Handwork - Constructing the World, Vienna, 2010, p. 35 (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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El barrio

signed, titled and dated "El Barrio - Los Carpinteros - La Habana - 2004" lower edge
watercolor on paper
45 x 65 7/8 in. (114.3 x 167.3 cm)
Executed in 2004, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Galeria Fortes Vilaça.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $40,000

Contact Specialist
Kaeli Deane
Head of Sale, Latin American Art
New York
+1 212 940 1352

Latin America

New York Auction 22 November 2016