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  • Provenance

    Collection of Enrique Silva, Havana
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Sandú Darié

    Romanian / Cuban • 1906 - 1991

    Romanian-born artist Sandú Daríe was initially trained as a lawyer, but his exposure to the Romanian intelligentsia resulted in his choice of a painting career. After studies in Paris, Darié moved permanently to Havana in 1941. His works evince the basic tenets of Concrete art, a combination of planes, primary colors and form fused with geometric rigor stimulated by Piet Mondrian's Neoplasticism.

    His most innovative works include irregular-shaped canvases and structures with moving parts, connoting the principles of the Latin American MADÍ movement that wished to break from traditional painting and focus on the concrete and physical reality of art. Daríe was constantly preoccupied with space, light and color as well as with viewer participation in the motion, perspective and movement of his works.

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29

Untitled (Columna espacial)

signed "DARIE" on upper, lower, right and left edges
collage, pencil and ink on paper
11 1/2 x 17 in. (29.2 x 43.2 cm)
Executed circa 1950.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $21,250

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

Latin America

New York Auction 22 November 2016