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Event Date30 September 11:00 AM EDT | Live auction 21138

Latin American Art

Latin American Art

Sale Overview

Christie’s Latin American auction features exceptional paintings, sculptures and drawings from the 19th century to the present day, by the most sought-after artists from across the region. Leading the sale is a Surrealist gem by Leonora Carrington, and rare and fresh to the market pieces by Hector Hyppolite, Olga Albizu, and Julio Galán, to name a few. Discover cornerstones for any collection with works by modernist greats Diego Rivera, Wifredo Lam, Emilio Pettoruti and Joaquín Torres-García. Also featured this season, is a fantastic selection of masterworks in a variety of media by celebrated artists Rufino Tamayo and Fernando Botero. Further highlights of the sale include one of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary Cuban art, featuring the work of Tomás Sánchez, Belkis Ayón, Kcho, Yoan Capote, and Tania Bruguera, among others.

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Auction times
30 Sep 11:00 AM (EDT) Lots 1-90

Our specialist’s selection

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Kristen France

Kristen France

Vice President, Specialist | Latin American Art

Kristen France joined the Latin American Art department at Christie’s in 2010, bringing a broad range of academic and art world experience to team. In addition to her role as specialist and head of sales, Kristen has also helped to drive recent engagement initiatives in Christie’s regional pop-up galleries, most notably, spearheading the inaugural exhibition in our Palm Beach gallery on the work of Fernando Botero. Prior to joining Christie’s, Kristen completed her MA in Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts (New York University) with a focus on Spanish colonial art. While completing her studies at the IFA, she held various positions at contemporary art galleries and museums in New York such as the Hispanic Society of America and El Museo del Barrio, allowing her to further her interest and knowledge in the field. Kristen holds a BA in Art History and a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from Duke University.
Marysol Nieves

Marysol Nieves

Vice President, Senior Specialist | Latin American Art

Marysol Nieves comes to Christie’s with a wealth of academic experience, having served as a curator for various world renowned institutions. Prior to joining Christie’s, Marysol was an independent curator and art consultant working with a number of museums, corporate collections, and individual clients, including the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, the FEMSA Collection in Monterrey, Mexico; the Museo de Arte de Ponce and the Dorado Beach Resort (the latter two in Puerto Rico). In addition to working independently, she has held various positions in the art field, including specialist in the Latin American Art Department at Sotheby’s, Curator of Contemporary Art at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Director of Visual Arts at the Americas Society, New York; and Senior Curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York. Marysol holds a Master of Arts in 20th Century & Contemporary Art History and Criticism from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Diana Bramham

Diana Bramham

Vice President, Specialist | Latin American Art

Diana Bramham brings a broad art historical background to the Latin American Department, having first joined Christie’s in 2009 as a Specialist for 19th Century Paintings in the Old Masters & 19th Century Art Department. Prior to Christie’s, Diana worked as an appraiser at a private art advisory firm specializing in contemporary art and at another auction house in New York. In addition to her work in the art market, Diana has taught undergraduate seminars and surveys in art history at Rutgers University and Pratt Institute. Diana holds a BA in art history from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in art history from Rutgers University, where she focused on traveler artists in Latin America. In addition to her role as a Specialist in the Latin American Department, Diana is a Christie’s auctioneer.

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