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  • Provenance

    Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Christie's, New York, March 16, 2006, lot 50
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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

490

Mesa

signed and dated "Los Carpinteros 2001" lower right; titled ""mesa"" lower center
watercolor and graphite on paper
29 1/2 x 41 1/2 in. (74.9 x 105.4 cm)
Executed in 2001.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $5,292

Contact Specialist

Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York

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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York 8 December 2020