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    Sale 2054

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    19 - 20 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 7

    Mariano Rodríguez (Cuban 1912-1990)

    Gallo blanco

    Price Realised  

    Mariano Rodríguez (Cuban 1912-1990)
    Gallo blanco
    signed and dated 'Mariano, 63' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    31½ x 39½ in. (80 x 100 cm.)
    Painted in 1963.


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    We are grateful to Alejandro Rodríguez for his assistance in confirming the authenticity of this work; to be included in the forthcoming volume of the Catalogue Raisonné.

    "The rooster became the basic symbol of Mariano's poetics and a quintessential expression of national identity. An icon of Cuban painting made its appearance, making a crucial moment for Cuban art in its quest to attain a universal dimension."

    Roberto Cobas Amate

    Provenance

    Mariangela Capuzzo collection, Miami.
    Private collection, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, The Latin Century: Beyond the Border, Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, 2002, p. 47 (illustrated in color).
    Exhibition catalogue, Visiones: 20th Century Latin Art, Oakdale, New York, The Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, 2003, p. 10 (illustrated).
    D. Montes de Oca, Mariano: tema, discurso y humanidad, Sevilla, 2004, p. 214 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, The Latin Century: Beyond the Border, August 18th- November 3rd, 2002.
    Oakdale, New York, The Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, Visiones: 20th Century Latin Art, July 20th- September 21st, 2003. Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, A Collector's Insight: Latin Visions, November 14th, 2004- February 13th, 2005.
    Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, Latin Masters, August 26th- November 4th, 2007.