Phillips Auction of Latin American Art at New York

On Monday, 23 May, Phillips will bring together a remarkable selection of over 130 lots for the spring auction of Latin American Art.

Phillips  Auction of Latin American Art at New York

NEW YORK –  Collectors will have the opportunity to acquire exceptional works of art by highly sought-after modern and contemporary artists, including Carmen Herrera, Gabriel Orozco, Cildo Meireles, Jesús Rafael Soto, and Helio Oiticica.  Many of these examples are fresh-to-the-market, having never been offered at auction or been publicly exhibited. Proceeds from 8 works in the live auction, as well as a concurrent online-only auction of 28 lots, will benefit Fomento Cultural Banamex, an organization that supports artisanal Mexican culture.

Kaeli Deane, Phillips’ Head of Sale, Latin American Art, said, “This sale spans over eighty years of artistic creativity, celebrating the incredible breadth offered within the category of Latin American Art.  From the minimalist canvases of Carmen Herrera, to the textiles of Olga de Amaral, to the kinetic work of Jesús Rafael Soto, these works of art have histories and influences as interesting as their creators.  In particular, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to present Carmen Herrera’s Black and Green from 1975.  Despite studying in Cuba, Herrera’s work never fit the traditional style of the Havana School and, as a woman, she faced additional obstacles in gaining recognition over the course of her career. However, with upcoming exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Lisson Gallery in New York, as well as a new auction record set for her work last year at Phillips, Herrera’s work has gained tremendous interest recently.  At nearly 101 years old, her career is now receiving the attention it has so long deserved.”