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On behalf of our staff, we welcome you to our gallery and thank you for visiting our website. We hope that your visit will be a pleasant one. It is with great pleasure that we present to the public our selection of Cuban paintings from our extensive and varied inventory of over one thousand artworks. The gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of Colonial, Early Republic, Vanguardia, and Modern master Cuban paintings, as well as fine artworks by contemporary artists of unquestionable talent.

The complete spectrum of Cuban art has been, for more than twenty-five years, our field of expertise and with pleasure it will continue to be so. The gallery is recognized as a leading authority in Cuban art. We are frequently consulted by museums, art galleries, art collectors and auction houses regarding the authenticity of artworks. We also provide multiple services and assistance in art collecting. We offer you the accumulation of our experience backed by our integrity and honesty.

In our gallery we recognize that, in view of the broad and complex world of the plastic arts, which spans from the cave paintings of prehistory to today’s postmodern creations, it is unthinkable to claim critical capacity and expert knowledge over everything. Today, specialization in the different spheres of the arts has become a pressing necessity.



Cernuda Arte, dedicated to the finest examples of Cuban paintings and committed to excellence, offers the expertise that enriches the process of the acquisition of artworks, and also assists the collector in other important services including:

• Certificates of Authenticity for all works sold and expert opinions regarding works under consideration.

• Details about the history and provenance of works sold or under consideration.

• Lists of publications and exhibitions in which the acquired works or works under consideration have been sold or catalogued.

• Evaluation of the condition of pigments and support materials of works sold or under consideration.

• Recommended reading material and bibliography related to the artists and works of interest.

• Assistance in choosing appropriate framing for the artwork.

• Guidance regarding professional art restoration of works that may require it.

• Appraisals of the value of works and references for the acquisition of art insurance.

Cernuda Arte is located at 3155 Ponce de León Boulevard, in the heart of Coral Gables, an eminent center of the arts in Miami. The gallery is open to the public Monday to Friday from 10:30 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 12:00 to 6:30 and until 10:00 p.m. every first Friday of the month.

INTERNET SALES POLICY

If you are considering the acquisition of one or more artworks from our WEB SITE, the following list of policies will aid you in making a confident purchasing decision:

1. We will quote you our current best prices and promotions, if applicable, only via telephone conversation with you, if you are the interested party. All prices quoted are valid for 30 days. Please call us.

2. We will sell all artworks framed, unless otherwise specified by us or requested by you. There will be no extra charge for existing frames on artworks.

3. We will professionally and carefully package all sold artworks, and we will ship via UPS, FED EX or DHL everywhere in the world. There will be no extra charge for packaging and shipping.

4. We will insure all shipments through our gallery insurance policy, with AXA Insurance Company, for the full amount of your acquisition, until the artworks are satisfactorily delivered to you. There will be no extra charge for transit insurance.

5. We will provide you with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Gallery Director, Ramón Cernuda, and notarized, on the artworks acquired by you. There will be no extra charge for the Certificate of Authenticity.

6. We will provide you with a copy of our Department of the Treasury, Federal US Government, License to import import/export and trade in Cuban Art in the United States of America. There will be no extra charge for this document.

7. We will accept full payment of acquired artworks via credit cards (VISA, MASTERCARD or AMERICAN EXPRESS), cashier’s checks or bank Wire Transfers, prior to shipping the order. There will be no extra charge for the selected form of payments.

8. We will consider payment plans on the sale of artworks held by the Gallery until paid in full. Terms and conditions will be negotiated on a case by case basis. There will be no extra charge for these considerations.

9. We will honor a Buyer’s Right to Cancel the transaction for any reason if the decision is communicated in writing to the Gallery within seven days of the date of arrival of the artwork and the artwork is promptly returned to the Gallery. Payments received from the buyer will be refunded to the buyer upon receipt of the artwork in equal condition as when sent to the client. There will be no charges for the cancellation of any acquisition.

10. We will accept the exchange of any artwork acquired by you for other artworks of equal or greater value from the galleries owned inventory if the decision to exchange the artwork is communicated to the gallery in writing within 90 days of the date of arrival of the original acquisition. The buyer would pay to the gallery the difference in prices prior to exchange, if any. There will be no extra charges for exchanges.

We aim to make your art acquisitions pleasant, easy and worry free. This is our promise to you.
 
CERNUDA ARTE’S TEAM
Ramón Cernuda - Director
Ramón Cernuda is a publisher, editor, writer, and Cuban art collector. After 30 years pursuing a lifelong love of Cuban art as a private art collector and researcher, Mr. Cernuda established Cernuda Arte gallery in October 2000. He studied at the Georgia Institute of Technology and at the University of Puerto Rico. He has been the publisher of La Gran Enciclopedia Martiana and a founding member of the Enciclopedia de Cuba Publishing Group. He was a member of the board of directors of the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture from 1980-1994 and served as Vice President from 1987-1990.
An internationally recognized expert on Cuban art, Mr. Cernuda advises private collectors on acquisitions and is frequently consulted on authenticity of Cuban artworks by major international auction houses such as: Christie’s New York, Sotheby’s, Bonhams and Butterfields, Doyle N.Y., and Dorotheum. He is also consulted by prestigious Latinamerican art galleries and art insurers including Mary Anne Martin Gallery in New York and AXA Insurance Company.
Ramón Cernuda has written for prestigious publications such as El Nuevo Herald, and has been interviewed and quoted on issues pertaining to Cuban art by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Art Newspaper (London and Madrid), Fortune Magazine, Art and Auction, Art and Antiques, Travel and Leisure, Latino Leaders, and Sixty Minutes. He is the author of the scholarly catalogue One Hundred Years of Cuban Landscape: 1850 to 1950. He is a lecturer and author of catalogue essays and biographical writings on prominent Cuban painters of the past and present. In 2010, he edited and published a book on the life and work of Modern Cuban master Carlos Enríquez authored by Professor Juan Martínez. He is currently working on a book about the brothers Esteban, Augusto, and Philippe Chartrand, renowned 19th century landscape artists. He is the publisher of the series Important Cuban Artworks, of which twelve volumes have been published since 2002.

Nercys Ganem - Vice-Director
Nercys Ganem was born in Pinar del Río, Cuba. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a double major in Spanish and Latin American Literature. A former educator, she has authored various continuing education programs for adults. She has been collecting Cuban art together with her husband Ramón Cernuda for over 25 years and has conducted extensive personal studies on Cuban art and art appreciation.
Luisa Lignarolo –
Luisa Lignarolo was born in Miami, FL. She graduated Magna Cum Laude December, 2003 from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Sciences. She majored in art history.


Sergio Cernuda
Sergio Cernuda was born in san juan, Puerto Rico and grew up in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Gulliver Preparatory School and attended Loyola University in New Orleans. He also pursued studies in business and art history through seminar and worked in client services for some years. Sharing the love for cuban art with his family since childhood, he joined the gallery in 2000. He devotes much of his energy and talent to providing comprehensive assistance to an active group of clients and private collectors.
 
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