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PARTIAL SELECTIONS OF RECENT ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES - MAY 2015

Cuban Art Roberto Matta
L'Ideé Noire
(The Black Idea)

Roberto Matta
1942
oil on canvas
20 x 25 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Provenance:
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
Acquavella Modern Art.
Cuban Art René Portocarrero
Interior con Floreros
(Interior with Flower Vases)

René Portocarrero
1942
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
13 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance:
William Bowdler, who acquired it directly from the artist.
[Ambassador William Bowdler arrived with his wife Peggy to Havana in 1957, where he was appointed Political Officer in the Embassy of the United States. They remained there until 1961. During their time in Cuba, they befriended various top artists and leading collectors on the island, and were especially friendly with Cundo Bermúdez, René Portocarrero, Raúl Milián, Roberto Estopiñán, and Amelia Peláez. They compiled an extraordinary collection of works, mainly acquired directly from the artists themselves.]
Cuban Art Amelia Peláez
La Piña
(The Pineapple)

Amelia Peláez
1939
oil on canvas
39 x 31 1/4 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Exhibitions:
This painting was included in the Modern Cuban Painters exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York in April 1944, curated by Alfred Barr.

ALSO EXHIBITED AT THE FOLLOWING MUSEUMS:
  • Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, New York, October 1 - October 30, 1944.
  • Art Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, December 1 - December 29, 1944.
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., February 1 - March 1, 1945.
  • St. Paul Gallery & School of Art, St. Paul Minnesota, March 15 - April 1, 1945.
  • University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 27 – June 24, 1945.
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, July 19 - August 16, 1945.
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, August 30 - September 27, 1945.
  • San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California, October 11 - November 8, 1945.
  • J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, November 22 - December 20, 1945.
This painting was exhibited in Amelia Peláez: The Craft of Modernity, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, Florida, December 4, 2013 - February 23, 2014.
Cuban Art Wifredo Lam
Aurora
(Aurora)

Wifredo Lam
1950
oil on canvas
28 1/8 x 22 1/8 inches
AVAILABLE

Exhibitions:
Exhibited in Lam, obras recientes, 1950, Parque Central, Habana, Cuba, 1950.

Illustrations:
Illustrated in Wifredo Lam: Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work, Volume I, 1923-1960, Project Director: Eskil Lam, Acatos 1996, page 427, no. 50.25.
Cuban Art Amelia Peláez
Mujer en Verde
(Woman in Green)

Amelia Peláez
1929
oil on canvas
38 3/4 x 32 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in London, England.

This painting is signed and dated on the lower right corner

Provenance:
Acquired by Ramón García Osuna, directly from the artist;
Henry Gutiérrez Collection, San Juan, Puerto Rico;
PepsiCo., Inc. Collection, New York, NY;
Sold at Sotheby’s New York, Latin American Paintings, November 1984, lot 132.

Illustrations:
Illustrated in Four Artists of the Americas by José Goméz Sicre (O.A.S., 1957).

Also illustrated in Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Twelve, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, November 2014, back cover.

Exhibitions:
This painting was exhibited in Galería del Prado, Havana, Cuba, 1943.

Exhibited in Artists of the Western Hemisphere, Precursors of Modernism: 1860-1930, Center for Inter-American Relations, New York, NY, September 19 - November 12, 1967, and is illustrated in the exhibition catalog, page 36.

Exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Miami, Florida, 1977.

Exhibited in Amelia Peláez, A Retrospective, Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Miami, Florida, July 15 - August 15, 1988. Illustrated in color on page 74 and is listed as no. 5 on page 106 of the exhibition catalog.

Exhibited in Amelia Peláez, A Retrospective, Art Museum of the Americas (OAS), Washington, D.C., September 14 - October 29, 1988.

Cuban Art Vicente Escobar
Retrato de Don José Antonio Verdaguer de Alberti y Carbonell
(Portrait of Don José Antonio Verdaguer de Alberti y Carbonell)

Vicente Escobar
1830
oil on canvas
26 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches
AVAILABLE

This artwork is signed and dated by the artist on the lower right.

Provenance:
Collection, Barcelona, Spain.
Cuban Art Angel Acosta León
Rostros y Cruces
(Faces and Crosses)

Angel Acosta León
1959
oil on wood
16 1/2 x 29 3/4 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Pinecrest, Florida.

Exhibitions:
Exhibited in Acosta León, Exposición, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba, February 1967, and listed as number 13 in the exhibition catalog. The Exhibition Label is found on the back of the painting.

Illustrations:
Illustrated in Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Six, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, December 2007, page 46.
Cuban Art Guido Llinás
Pintura
(Painting)

Guido Llinás
1962
mixed media on canvas
64 x 59 1/2 inches
AVAILABLE

This artwork is signed and dated on the reverse.

Exhibitions:
Exhibited in Guido Llinás y Tomás Oliva, Lyceum, Havana, Cuba, May 16 - 30, 1962.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
Siempre me Apoyo en Eleguá
(I Always Rely on Eleguá)

Manuel Mendive
2006
acrylic on canvas
47 x 72 1/4 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Exhibitions:
This artwork was exhibited in Things That Cannot Be Seen Any Other Way: The Art of Manuel Mendive, California African-American Museum, Los Angeles, California, April 26, 2013 to October 20, 2013, and at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, November 16, 2013 to January 26, 2014.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
Reunión Vital
(Vital Reunion)

Manuel Mendive
1987
oil on heavy paper laid down on board
28 1/2 x 37 1/4 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance:
Arq. Marcelo Narbona Collection, Panama City, Panama.

Exhibitions:
Exhibited in Para el ojo que mira de Manuel Mendive, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba, May 1987.

Also exhibited in Para el ojo que mira, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Panama City, Panama, November – December, 1987.

Exhibited in Para el ojo que mira, Galería Export Art, Panama City, Panama, 1987.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
Osún
Manuel Mendive
2000
acrylic on wood
79 1/2 x 17 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Coral Gables, Florida.

Exhibitions:
This artwork was exhibited in Shango y la Vida at:
  • Centre de Cultura “Sa Nostra”, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2001.
  • Centre de Arte “Juan Ismael”, Canary Islands, Spain 2002.
  • Sala de Exposiciones “La Recova”, Canary Islands, Spain, 2002.
  • The National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba, 2003.
And is illustrated in the exhibition catalog, page 37.

Also exhibited in Los Ancestros, Orisha, La Naturaleza y El Pensamiento at the Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2003-2004, and documented in the exhibition catalog, listed on page 15, no. 16 and illustrated on page 29.

Illustrations:
Illustrated in Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Seven, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, December 2008, page 101.
Cuban Art Gina Pellón
Cautivadora
(Enchanter)

Gina Pellón
2003
mixed media on canvas
63 5/8 x 51 1/8 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance:
Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Cuban Art René Portocarrero
Interior con Mujeres
(Interior with Women)

René Portocarrero
1947
pastel on heavy paper laid down on board
24 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Provenance:
Private Collection, Stockholm, Sweden.

Exhibitions:
This artwork was exhibited in Cuban Painters, Liljevalchs, Stockholm, October – November 1949, and listed as no. 72 in the exhibition catalog.
Cuban Art Fernando Garcia
Aries, 4 Formas
(Aries, 4 Ways)

Fernando Garcia
ca 1989
oil on canvas
59 3/4 x 48 inches
AVAILABLE

Exhibitions:
Exhibited in The Miami Generation Revisited, NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, July 13 – September 21, 2014.

Also exhibited in Aries, 4 Ways, Installation, Albany Museum of Art, East Gallery, Albany, Georgia, April 11 – May 31, 1989.
Cuban Art Mario Carreño
Músicos
(Musicians)

Mario Carreño
1947
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
16 x 20 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Miami Beach, Florida.

Provenance:
William Bowdler Collection.
[Ambassador William Bowdler arrived with his wife Peggy to Havana in 1957, where he was appointed Political Officer in the Embassy of the United States. They remained there until 1961. During their time in Cuba, they befriended various top artists and leading collectors on the island, and were especially friendly with Cundo Bermúdez, René Portocarrero, Raúl Milián, Roberto Estopiñán, and Amelia Peláez. They compiled an extraordinary collection of works, mainly acquired directly from the artists themselves.]

Illustrations:
Illustrated in Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Twelve, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, November 2014, page 82.
Cuban Art Miguel Florido
Hoy Pienso en Ti
(Today I Think of You)

Miguel Florido
2014
mixed media on canvas
13 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance:
Acquired directly from the artist.
Cuban Art Tomás Sánchez
Paisaje con Acercamiento
(Landscape with Proximity)

Tomás Sánchez
1981
mixed media on paper
14 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Pinecrest, Florida.

Exhibitions:
Exhibited in Tomás Sánchez, Dibujos, 1981, (XX Premi Internacional de Dibuix, 1980), Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain.

Also exhibited in Tomás Sánchez, Dibujos, 1983, Casa de la Cultura Cubana, Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Exhibited in Tomás Sánchez, Dibujos, 1983, Municipal Gallery of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Exhibited in Tomás Sánchez, Dibujos, 1983, “Al Andar” Hispanic-American Center, Athens, Greece.

Exhibited in Tomás Sánchez, Dibujos, 1983, Galerie und Café, Vienna, Austria.

Cuban Art Dayron González
Espacio Reservado
(Reserved Space)

Dayron González
2015
oil on canvas
79 x 59 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance:
Acquired directly from the artist.
Cuban Art René Portocarrero
Figura en Fondo Azul
(Figure in Blue Background)

René Portocarrero
1959
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on canvas
20 x 13 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina.

Provenance:
Private Collection, Zaragoza, Spain.

Illustrations:
This artwork will be illustrated in the upcoming, Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Thirteen, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida.
Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez
Joven con Collar
(Young Lady with Necklace)

Cundo Bermúdez
1962
mixed media on board laid down on canvas
27 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in New York, New York.

Provenance:
Alberto Martí Collection, Miami, Florida.

Exhibitions:
Exhibited in Cundo Bermúdez: The Artist, The Friend, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, September 2013.

Illustrations:
Illustrated in Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Twelve, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, November 2014, page 25.
Cuban Art Pedro Pablo Oliva
Las Apariciones de Teresita
(The Apparitions of Teresita)

Pedro Pablo Oliva
2003
oil on canvas
33 1/8 x 27 3/4 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in San Diego, California.

Illustrations:
This artwork will be illustrated in the upcoming, Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Thirteen, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida.

This painting will also be illustrated in the forthcoming publication on the work of the artist. The publication draft is currently titled The Human Comedy told by Pedro Pablo Oliva.
Cuban Art Angel Acosta León
Bailarina
(Dancer)

Angel Acosta León
ca 1963
mixed media on paper laid down on board
12 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Pinecrest, Florida.

Provenance:
Estate of Angel Acosta León.
This artwork belonged to Eugenia Antonia Acosta León, sister of the artist.

Illustrations:
Illustrated in the book, Angel Acosta León and His Magic, by Dr. Rosa A. Chediak, page 144.

This artwork is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity signed by Eugenia Antonia Acosta León.
Cuban Art Dayron González
Estigma 3
(Stigma 3)

Dayron González
2015
oil on canvas
70 x 50 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Miami, Florida.

Provenance:
Acquired directly from the artist.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
La Suerte y El Canario Amarillo
(Fortune and the Yellow Canary)

Manuel Mendive
1995
acrylic on canvas
29 x 23 1/2 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Coral Gables, Florida.

Provenance:
Private collector in San Juan, Puerto Rico, who acquired it directly from the artist.

Illustrations:
This artwork will be illustrated in the upcoming, Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Thirteen, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
La Caridad del Cobre
(Our Lady of Charity)

Manuel Mendive
2000
acrylic on canvas
31 3/4 x 39 1/4 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Coral Gables, Florida.

Provenance:
Private collector in San Juan, Puerto Rico, who acquired it directly from the artist.

Illustrations:
This artwork will be illustrated in the upcoming, Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Thirteen, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
La Familia Feliz
(The Happy Family)

Manuel Mendive
2002
acrylic on canvas
27 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Coral Gables, Florida.

Provenance:
Acquired by Cernuda Arte directly from the artist.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
Las Aguas del Río son Turbias
(The River Water is Muddy)

Manuel Mendive
1990
pastel on heavy paper laid down on board
26 x 40 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Pinecrest, Florida.

Provenance:
Private Collection, Italy.

Exhibitions:
This painting was exhibited in Manuel Mendive in Padua, Colors 90, Department of Culture + Cultural Heritage, Padua, Italy, 1990.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
La Palma
(The Palm Tree)

Manuel Mendive
1993
acrylic on canvas
12 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Coral Gables, Florida.

Provenance:
Private collector in San Juan, Puerto Rico, who acquired it directly from the artist.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
El Pavo Real
(The Peacock)

Manuel Mendive
1995
pastel on heavy paper laid down on board
14 x 19 3/4 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Coral Gables, Florida.

Provenance:
Private collector in San Juan, Puerto Rico, who acquired it directly from the artist.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
Los Peces
(The Fish)

Manuel Mendive
1995
pastel on heavy paper laid down on board
13 3/4 x 19 5/8 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Coral Gables, Florida.

Provenance:
Private collector in San Juan, Puerto Rico, who acquired it directly from the artist.
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