Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of history with Artnet Auctions’ Art of the Americas sale

Until about three decades ago, prejudicial paradigms limited viable Anglophone research on Latin American art, especially modern and contemporary art, and facilitated its omission from established narratives of Latin American history. art.

The overwhelming paradox that is the artistic production of the diverse and disparate countries of North, Meso, and South America has been twisted into a cultural and aesthetic monolith called “Latin American art,” and further reduced by the application of the 19th and 20th century art. “-isms” to Latin American art history movements.

Sensitive to past precedents, today’s multiculturally minded curators and scholars are revisiting past strategies and developing compelling transnational approaches. Artnet is honoring these regions by following suit with our Art of the Americas sale.

Our current iteration is live on Artnet Auctions until January 25 and is honored by great Latin American and Latinx masters of the past and present.

Rubem Valentine, Emblem (1984). Available now in Art of the Americas on Artnet Auctions. East. $12,000 to $18,000.

Due to the influence of innovators like Estrellita Brodsky, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, leading cultural institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA and Tate are now devoting more resources to the Latin American art. Collectors around the world are following suit.

Moreover, there is additional pressure, applied in the United States in particular, due to what Mari Carmen Ramirez has called “Latinization”: the growing influence of people of Latin American descent as they become the largest ethnic group in the country.

This growing population led to the meteoric rise of Latin American and Latino art (with its Latin American influencesa cognates) in all strata of the art world.

This long-awaited transnational understanding translates into historic business events, like this year’s Armory Show’s Latinx theme, a plethora of blockbuster exhibits, and the most obvious financial indicator of success: auction results.

Rene Portocarrero, Landscape no. 6 (circa 1944). Available now in Art of the Americas on Artnet Auctions. East. $100,000 to $150,000.

Tomás Sánchez is undoubtedly one of the greatest living contemporary artists.

by Sanchez Nube baja desde la montana (1987) transcends the genre of landscape painting through his visual interpretation of landscapes both felt and seen.

Meditation has been an integral part of his artistic method for over 50 years, and Sanchez explores questions of globalization and spirituality in the face of overwhelming ecological change through his immersive environments.

Tomas Sanchez, Nube baja desde la montana (1987). Available now in Art of the Americas on Artnet Auctions. East. $350,000 to $450,000.

Nearly double the size of similar works that recently sold at auction for $378,000, Nube baja desde la montana (1987) has an unprecedented estimate of $350,000 to $450,000.

Works by the artist in the primary market currently sell in the top six figures and are rare as the artist has focused on photography for the past five years.

Therefore, the lot in our sale presents a truly unique acquisition opportunity to own one of the artist’s most iconic works at an astonishing value.

Rufino Tamayo, El Encuentro (1961). Available now in Art of the Americas on Artnet Auctions. East. $400,000 to $500,000.

El Encuentro (1961) by Rufino Tamayo is emblematic of his mythological masterpieces which find their aesthetic and thematic origins in pre-Columbian art and engage with a modernist visual vocabulary reminiscent of both gestural and geometric abstraction.

In the pink and red palette that made its Watermelon paintings so compelling, Tamayo enchants the viewer with luminous figures reminiscent of his coveted Tres Pesonajes composition from the 1970s. El Encuentro was given as a gift of gratitude and friendship to its original owner; a letter from the artist will accompany the sale of this special lot.

As the world’s best-selling artist at auction, Tamayo many of this caliber average well over $1 million. Estimated between $400,000 and $500,000, the sale of El Encuentro is the opportunity of a lifetime.

Armand Morales, Still life: avocado, cheese, broccoli (1976). Available in Art of the Americas on Artnet Auctions. East. $23,000 to $27,000.

As demand for Latin American and Latinx art soars, opportunities to collect works by masters such as Rufino Tamayo and Tomás Sánchez will become increasingly rare.

Don’t miss your chance to embrace the art history of these regions. Art of the Americas is online at Artnet Auctions until January 25.

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