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PARTIAL SELECTIONS OF RECENT ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES - JUNE 2014

Cuban Art Amelia Peláez
Florero
(Flowers in Vase)

Amelia Peláez
1929
oil on canvas in original frame painted by artist
37 x 30 inches
SOLD - in 30 days
Acquired by a private collector in Coconut Grove, Florida.

Provenance:
Collection of Ambassador William Bowdler; who acquired it directly from the artist.

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. The painting was on loan from Galería del Prado in Havana, Cuba and is listed as Flowers on page 14 of the exhibition catalog.

This painting was exhibited in Amelia Peláez: The Craft of Modernity, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, Florida, December 4, 2013 - February 23, 2014. It is listed and illustrated on pages 40 & 41 of the exhibition catalog.

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.
Alexandria Art League, Alexandria, Louisiana, January 3 – January 24, 1946.
Person Hall Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, February 7 – March 7, 1946.
Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, March 21 – April 19, 1946.
Cuban Art Wifredo Lam
Mujer y Personajes
(Woman and Personages)

Wifredo Lam
1977
one-of-a-kind terracota,hand painted by the artist
20 1/2 inches in diameter
AVAILABLE

This artwork is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity signed by Lou Laurin Lam, dated June 28, 2008, no. 08-08.

Illustrations:
Illustrated in Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Seven, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, December 2008, page 42.

“In the last few months Lam has been giving all his time to pottery and hardly paints at all. He hopes that by the end of 1976, he will have produced about 500 pieces. Some of them have already been exhibited at the Albisola Ceramics Museum…

His passion for ceramics is, I think, a response to deep, secret motivations. He has rediscovered in it one of mankind’s oldest creative activities. Being the result of the marriage of earth and fire, pottery may be seen as the combination of spirit and matter recovering, in the alchemist’s use of the term, their identity. For Lam, therefore, pottery is not just a secondary activity. Since it conveys the significance of his forms, it is, just as much his painting, the manifestation of his world.”


Max-Pol Fouchet, Wifredo Lam, Rizzoli International Publication, 1976, page 220.
Cuban Art Cundo Bermúdez
Hombre Tomando Café
(Man Drinking Coffee)

Cundo Bermúdez
1945
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on canvas
20 x 16 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Coconut Grove, Florida.

Illustrations:
Illustrated in the book, Cuban Art, Remembering Cuba Through its Art, 2004, Arte al Día Internacional, page 181.
Illustrated in Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Nine, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, December 2010, page 32.
Cuban Art Wifredo Lam
Figura Alada
(Winged Figure)

Wifredo Lam
1962
one-of-a-kind ceramic plate
15 inches in diameter
AVAILABLE

Exhibitions:
Exhibited in Omaggio a Wifredo Lam, Museo Civico di Arte Contemporanea, Albissola Marina, Italy, May 2003.

Illustrations:
Illustrated in the book, La Storia delle Ceramiche San Giorgio, 1958–2008, Luciano Caprile, Genova, Italy, April 2008, page 225.
Cuban Art Eduardo Abela
Retrato de Niña
(Portrait of a Girl)

Eduardo Abela
ca 1959
oil on wood
10 x 9 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Pinecrest, Florida.

Provenance:
Estate of Hosanna Abela, daughter of the artist.

Illustrations:
Illustrated in Eduardo Abela, de lo real a lo imaginario, Ediciones Vanguardia Cubana, Spain, 2010, page 116.
Cuban Art Eduardo Abela
Niños Jugando
(Children Playing)

Eduardo Abela
ca 1955
mixed media on paper laid down on board
7 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance:
Collection of Ambassador William Bowdler.
Cuban Art Raúl Milián
Abstracto en Blanco y Negro
(Abstract in Black and White)

Raúl Milián
1959
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
15 x 11 inches
SOLD
Provenance:
Collection of Ambassador William Bowdler.
Cuban Art Raúl Milián
Flores en Jarrón
(Flowers in a Vase)

Raúl Milián
1959
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
15 x 11 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance:
Collection of Ambassador William Bowdler.
Cuban Art Amelia Peláez
Frutero
(Fruit Bowl)

Amelia Peláez
1960
one-of-a-kind signed hand painted ceramic
9 1/2 x 2 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Coconut Grove, Florida.

Provenance:
Dr. Adalberto Quintana Collection, San José, Costa Rica.
Dr. Adalberto Quintana was the primary physician of Carmen Pelaez, sister of the artist, from whom he acquired this artwork.
Cuban Art René Portocarrero
Mujeres en Interior Habanero
(Women in a Havana Interior)

René Portocarrero
1937
graphite on heavy paper laid down on board
14 1/4 x 11 1/8 inches
AVAILABLE

Signed and dated ‘Portocarrero 1937’ on the reverse.
Cuban Art Agustín Cárdenas  (Sculptures)
Vuelo Nupcial
(Nuptial Flight)

Agustín Cárdenas (Sculptures)
1983
white carrara marble
8 1/2 x 20 x 10 1/2 inche
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Coral Gables, Florida.

Provenance:
Collection, Paris, France.

Exhibitions:
Exhibited in Cárdenas - Trente ans de sculpture, JGM Galerie, Paris, France, October-November 1988, and illustrated on page 23 of the exhibition catalog.
Cuban Art Agustín Cárdenas
Silencio Iluminado
(Enlightened Silence)

Agustín Cárdenas
1971
white carrara marble with black granite
18 1/4 x 8 x 8 inches
AVAILABLE

Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
Presencias Sagradas
(Sacred Presences)

Manuel Mendive
1991
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
20 x 28 1/2 inches
SOLD - in 30 days
Acquired by a private collector in Miami Beach, Florida.

Provenance:
Acquired from the Estate of José Férez Kuri, Mexican esthete, curator, author, and art critic, who was the director of the London-based October Gallery in the 1980s and 1990s. José Férez Kuri organized Manuel Mendive’s one-person exhibition in England, in January of 1988, and continued to exhibit and represent the artist for many years, while accumulating a personal collection of works by the artist.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
Personaje que Surge del Agua
(Personage That Rises from the Water)

Manuel Mendive
1990
oil on canvas
30 x 40 1/4 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Miami Beach, Florida.

Provenance:
Private Collection, Italy.

Exhibitions:
Exhibited in Manuel Mendive in Padua, Colors 90, Department of Culture + Cultural Heritage, Padua, Italy, 1990, and illustrated in the exhibition catalog, page 75, with texts by Pierre Restany and Giorgio Segato.

Illustrations:
Illustrated in Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Eleven, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida, December 2013, page 99.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
Todos Juntos
(All Together)

Manuel Mendive
1986
pastel on heavy paper laid down on board
28 3/4 x 37 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Miami Beach, Florida.

Provenance:
Private Collection, Barcelona, Spain.
Cuban Art Raúl Milián
Personaje
(Personage)

Raúl Milián
1956
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
15 x 10 1/2 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance:
Collection of Ambassador William Bowdler.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
Fluir de Armonías
(Flowing Harmonies)

Manuel Mendive
ca 1991
mixed media on paper laid down on board
22 1/4 x 29 3/4 inches
SOLD - in 30 days
Acquired by a private collector in Miami Beach, Florida.

Provenance:
Acquired from the Estate of José Férez Kuri, Mexican esthete, curator, author, and art critic, who was the director of the London-based October Gallery in the 1980s and 1990s. José Férez Kuri organized Manuel Mendive’s one-person exhibition in England, in January of 1988, and continued to exhibit and represent the artist for many years, while accumulating a personal collection of works by the artist.
Cuban Art Eduardo Abela
Sueño Surrealista
(Surrealist Dream)

Eduardo Abela
ca 1953
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
12 3/4 x 9 1/8 inches
AVAILABLE

Provenance:
Estate of Hosanna Abela, daughter of the artist.

Illustrations:
Illustrated in Eduardo Abela, de lo real a lo imaginario, obras escogida, Ediciones Vanguardia Cubana, Spain, 2010, page 21.
Cuban Art Manuel Mendive
Aguas de la Memoria
(Waters of Memory)

Manuel Mendive
1991
mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
20 x 28 1/2 inches
SOLD - in 30 days
Acquired by a private collector in Miami Beach, Florida.

Provenance:
Acquired from the Estate of José Férez Kuri, Mexican esthete, curator, author, and art critic, who was the director of the London-based October Gallery in the 1980s and 1990s. José Férez Kuri organized Manuel Mendive’s one-person exhibition in England, in January of 1988, and continued to exhibit and represent the artist for many years, while accumulating a personal collection of works by the artist.
Cuban Art Angel Acosta León
Jardín
(Garden)

Angel Acosta León
ca 1962
mixed media on napkin paper laid down on board
8 5/8 x 13 5/8 inches
AVAILABLE

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

Illustrations:
Illustrated in the book, The Magic of Angel Acosta León, by Dr. Rosa A. Chediak, pages 132-133.
Cuban Art Irina Elén González
El Guardián
(The Guardian)

Irina Elén González
2014
acrylic on canvas
29 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Houston, Texas.
Cuban Art Miguel Florido
Lo Poco que se Salvó de Nuestro Amor
(The Few Things Left from Our Love)

Miguel Florido
2013
acrylic on canvas
50 3/4 x 70 1/2 inches
AVAILABLE

Cuban Art Dayron González
Definitive
(Definitivo)

Dayron González
2011
mixed media on canvas
71 x 58 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Pinecrest, Florida.

Cuban Art Dayron González
Estudio para un Retrato No. 4
(Study for a Portrait No. 4)

Dayron González
2014
oil on canvas
46 x 34 inches
AVAILABLE

Cuban Art Giosvany Echevarría
Bienvenida La Mañana
(Welcome Morning)

Giosvany Echevarría
2012
oil on canvas
35 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches
SOLD
Acquired by a private collector in Los Angeles, California.

Cuban Art Joel Besmar
El Templo Vivo
(The Living Temple)

Joel Besmar
2014
oil on canvas
51 1/4 x 55 1/8 inches
AVAILABLE

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