RESULTS - Latin American Art

New York

 Latin American Art

 New York, 28 May 2014, Sale #2853

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


187 lots sold

Total: $17,614,500/£10,568,700/€13,034,730

84% sold by value 

245 lots offered

£0.60= $1 / €0.74=$1

76% sold by lot



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguayan 1874-1949), Composition TSF (also known as Constructivo Universal), oil on canvas, painted in 1931.

1,000,000 - 1,500,000




South American Private



Fernando Botero (Colombian b. 1932), Man Going to Work (Hombre yendo a la oficina), oil on canvas, painted in 1969.


1,200,000 - 1,800,000




US Private


Ernesto Icaza (Mexican 1866-1935), A group of Twelve Charro Paintings, oil on canvas laid on board, painted in 1945.


550,000 - 750,000






Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991), Dialogue, oil and marble dust on canvas, painted in 1974.

400,000 - 600,000




Mexican Private


Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991), The Frog, oil and sand on canvas, painted in 1946.

400,000 - 600,000




South American Private


Alfredo Volpi (Brazilian 1896-1988), Fachada, tempera on canvas, painted circa 1959.

350,000 - 450,000






Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991), Mujer con sandía, gouache on paper, executed in 1939.


400,000 - 600,000




South American Private



Fernando Botero (Colombian b. 1932), The Model, watercolor and graphite on paper, executed in 2002.


150,000 - 200,000




South American Private


Cândido Portinari (Brazilian 1903-1962), Favela, oil on panel, painted in 1957.

120,000 - 180,000




South American Private


Alfredo Ramos Martínez (Mexican 1871-1946), Floripondios, gouache, pastel and charcoal on board.

60,000 - 80,000




South American Private

Virgilio Garza, Head of Latin American Art, commented: “From influential artists such as Joaquín Torres-García, Rufino Tamayo, and Fernando Botero, to some of Brazil's most influential figures of the 20th and 21st centuries, the auction reflected the strength of the current market for Latin American art. The demand for works of all mediums by Botero, continued to reach new heights at Christie’s, with 16 out of 19 works by the artist selling to achieve a combined total of $3.4 million.  A record price was set for a work on paper by Rufino Tamayo, with Mujer con sandía realizing $473,000; the work had never been on the public market before, undoubtedly contributing to its appeal to collectors.  New world auction records were also set for Ernesto Icaza, Alicia Penalba, Tunga, Oswaldo Vigas, Pedro Ruiz, Alexander Apóstol, and Alfredo Zalce.”

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium.

Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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