Botero. Rivera. Covarrubias. Tamayo. Zerbini — and other iconic names of Latin American Art — will be offered in the two-day Latin American Art sale on 25–26 May at Christie’s New York.
With nearly 250 lots, Rufino Tamayo’s vibrant Maestros cantores (1949; Estimate: $2,000,000–3,000,000); Diego Rivera’s exemplary Niña con rebozo (1938; Estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000), and Fernando Botero’s circus-themed Tiger and Trainer (2007; Estimate: $700,000–900,000) lead the sale.
Significant masterworks from artists represented throughout Latin America — Brazil’s Luiz Zerbini and his The Railway Surfer and the Ghost Train (1990; Estimate: $150,000–200,000); Cuba’s Wilfredo Lam and his Le Sabbat (Immagine No. 5) (1964; Estimate: $600,000–800,000); Chile’s Matta and his Morningness (1953; Estimate: $350,000–550,000); Colombia’s Olga de Amaral and her Moon Basket 49 (1991; Estimate: $100,000–150,000) and Mexico’s Miguel Covarrubias and his Desnudo (Nieves Orozco) (Estimate $400,000–600,000) — will anchor the May auction, pulling together the flavours of the Latin American spirit. The culled artworks exhibit a finely curated sale that will appeal to a wide audience — established and new art collectors alike.