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  • Provenance

    Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

  • 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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5 Bloques Sobre 1000 Papeles de Algodón

signed and dated "Los Carpinteros 2001" lower right; further titled "5 bloques sobre 1000 papeles de algodón" lower center
pencil and watercolor on paper
30 x 39 3/4 in. (76.2 x 101 cm.)
Executed in 2001, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Galeria Fortes Vilaça.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $16,250

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Rebekah Bowling
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 November 2017