Mario Carreño - Latin America New York Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Puerto Rico

  • Artist Biography

    Mario Carreño

    Cuban • 1913 - 1999

    Throughout his career, Mario Carreño produced a large body of diverse work ranging in style from Neo-Classical Figuration to Abstraction, and he is widely recognized as a key figure in Modern Cuban art. Carreño spent his formative years abroad, visiting Mexico in 1935 and later traveling throughout Europe in the 1940s. While in Europe, Carreño drew great inspiration from such contemporary avant-garde styles as Expressionism, Cubism and Abstraction.

    Like Amelia Peláez, Carlos Enrique and other second-generation Vanguardia artists, Carreño aimed to incorporate European Modernist style into his oeuvre while developing a nationalist visual lexicon. His seminal works from the '40s, including Fuego en el Batey, Corte de Caña and Danza Afrocubana are brilliantly colored Duco works that each represent an essential element of Cuban identity.

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Sculpture in bronze still life

10 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (26.7 x 31.8 x 31.8 cm).
Signed "Carreño", stamped "Fundición R. Buchass", and numbered of 18 along the base. The work is from an edition of 18.

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $8,750

Latin America

14 & 15 November 2011
New York