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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Montevideo (acquired from the artist)
    Christie's, New York, Important Latin American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, November 25, 1997, lot 173
    Acquired from the above sale 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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Untitled

signed and dated "Carreño 55" lower left
gouache on paper
13 1/4 x 27 in. (33.7 x 68.6 cm)
Executed in 1955.

Estimate
$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $47,500

Contact Specialist
Kaeli Deane
Head of Sale, Latin American Art
New York
+1 212 940 1352

Latin America

New York Auction 22 November 2016