The rich landscape of Latin American art

From Botero to Tamayo, Zúñiga to Milhazes: highlights from the Latin American Art auction taking place on 24-25 May at Christie’s in New York

Exceptional works by some of today’s leading figures in the field of Latin American art such as Carmen Herrera, Rufino Tamayo, Fernando Botero and Francisco Zúñiga, along with a selection of works that spans the eclectic and dynamic nature of the region from the colonial period to the present, are among the many highlights of the Latin American Art  auction on 24-25 May at Christie’s in New York.

Featuring 195 lots, the sale is led by Tamayo’s Músicos (also known as Trovadores) (Estimate: $2,000,000-3,000,000), Zúñiga’s Grupo de cuatro mujeres de pie (Estimate: $1,500,000-2,000,000) and Botero’s The Bedroom (Estimate: $800,000-1,200,000) and Woman with an Umbrella and Man with a Cane (Estimate: $1,500,000–2,500,000).

Regional and international influences meet in the works of some of these leading 20th-century and contemporary artists. From Brazil, we find Beatriz Milhazes’ O Egoísta (Estimate: $800,000-1,200,000). From Cuba: Herrera’s Verticals (Estimate: $350,000-450,000), Amelia Peláez’s Naturaleza muerta en un interior (Las puertas de La Habana) (Estimate: $450,000-650,000) and Mariano Rodríguez’s Guajiro con gallo (Muchacho con gallo) (Estimate: $500,000-700,000).

From Chile, Matta’s Untitled (Estimate: $300,000-500,000) and Claudio Bravo’s Beige and Green Package (Estimate: $500,000-700,000) and Purple and Beige Paper (Estimate: $500,000-700,000). From Venezuela: Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Physichromie No. 588 (Estimate: $200,000-300,000).

Sample one of the fastest growing and most vibrant categories in the art market through this finely curated sale aimed at new and established art collectors.