Los Carpinteros - 20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

  • Literature

    Gudrun Ankele and Daniela Zyman, eds., Los Carpinteros Handwork: Constructing the World, Cologne, 2010, pp. 304-305 (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 sobre reflejo (aérea)

titled ""Piscina sobre reflejo (AÉREA)"" lower center; signed, inscribed and dated "Los Carpinteros SACHÉ FRANCE 2006" lower right
watercolor on paper
26 x 40 1/8 in. (66 x 101.9 cm.)
Executed in 2006.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $16,250

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20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019