Segundo Planes - Latin America New York Thursday, November 21, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Havana
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Intricate and amazingly inventive, Planes’s work was a violently charged reverie on the Cuban everyday, a torrential self-portrait by an artist who signed his name 'Nobody.'... Planes's paintings, with their festive disorder, their 'savage' baroque and kitsch, were inextricably rooted in Cuban popular culture, riddling the tradition of the everyday observation into a gonzo psychorealism overlowing with an unlimitable fantasy full of slips of the tongue and double entendres of everyday life... A Planes installation turned the gallery space into a helter-skelter obstacle course, a physical as much as a visual assault. In comparison, the drawings were relatively calm and pensive, a resort to absurdist poetry for refuge from the clamor of the painted acrobatics.
    Rachel Weiss, To and From Utopia in the New Cuban Art, 2011



Two works: (i) Untitled, 1985; (ii) Untitled, 1984

watercolor, tempera and crayon on paper
each 29 3/8 x 39 1/2 in. (74.6 x 100.3 cm.)
(i) Signed and dated "2do 85" lower right; (ii) Signed and dated "2do 84" lower right.

$2,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $3,500

Contact Specialist
Laura González
Head of Latin America Sale
+ 1 212 940 1216

Latin America

New York 21 November 2013 4pm