Art experts are hoping strong interest from Asian buyers and a buoyant market, sparked by a record-breaking sale of contemporary art earlier this month, will boost two Latin American auctions in New York this week.
NUEVA YORK (AP) — Un paisaje venezolano considerado el más bello del alemán Ferdinand Bellermann, y una obra de Roberto Matta nunca vista en circuitos artísticos internacionales encabezan las subastas de arte latinoamericano en Nueva York a realizarse esta semana.
Nueva York.- Un paisaje venezolano considerado el más bello del alemán Ferdinand Bellermann, y una obra de Roberto Matta nunca vista en circuitos artísticos internacionales encabezan las subastas de arte latinoamericano en Nueva York a realizarse esta semana.
Sotheby’s and Christie’s expect heated demand for the extensive selection of Latin American art they will offer at their respective evening sales—ranging from 19th-century landscape paintings to 20th-century Surrealist masterpieces. Sotheby’s will offer “Costa De La Guaira A La Caída Del Sol,” with a low estimate of $700,000, a Venezuelan landscape by Ferdinand Bellermann that has been in the same family of collectors since it was acquired from the artist in 1874. A dreamy 1939, abstraction by Chilean Surrealist Matta, titled “Morphologie Psychologie” is estimated at $800,000 to $1.2 million.
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