19 - 20 November 2008,
Price realised USD 68,500
USD 40,000 - USD 60,000
Carlos Mérida (Guatemalan 1891-1994)
El pájaro alucinado
signed and dated 'CARLOS MERIDA- 1969' (lower right) and inscribed 'PAJARO ALUCINADO, Carlos Merida, 1969, Noviembre #444' (on the back stretcher bar)
oil on canvas
31½ x 23¾ in. (80 x 60.3 cm.)
Painted in 1969.
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Acquired from the artist.
Private collection, Mexico City.
Virgilio Garza, Head of Latin American Paintings, recounts the colourful story of this masterpiece by the great Mexican artist
Zoom in on these beautiful works on display in King Street until 8 March before they head to Paris, Beijing, Los Angeles, Shanghai and New York
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France