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  • Provenance

    Friederike Beer-Monti and Hans Böhler, New York
    Collection Aaron and Greta Shapiro, New York
    Estate of Greta Kolisch Shapiro, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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CUBA

79

Untitled (Three Figures)

1940
ink on paper
13 3/8 x 17 3/8 in. (34 x 44.1 cm.)
Signed and dated "Carreño - 40" lower right.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Contact Specialist
Laura González
Head of Latin America Sale
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Latin America

New York 21 November 2013 4pm