19 - 20 November 2007,
Price realised USD 18,750
USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
Carlos Merida (Guatemalan 1891-1994)
Los búhos vigilantes
signed and dated 'CARLOS MERIDA, 1970' (lower right)
oil on masonite
15 3/8 x 10 2/3 in. (39 x 27 cm.)
Painted in 1970.
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Acquired from the artist.
Private collection, Mexico City.
By descent to the present owner.
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