28 - 29 May 2008,
Price realised USD 21,250
USD 18,000 - USD 22,000
Cundo Bermúdez (Cuban b. 1914)
Mercedes y el Mar
signed and dated 'Cundo Bermudez 86' (lower right)
gouache on paper
30 x 22 in. (76 x 56 cm.)
Painted in 1986.
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We are grateful to Cundo Bermúdez and Conrado Basulto for their assistance in confirming the authenticity of this work.
This work is sold with a certificate of authenticity signed by Cundo Bermúdez and dated July 12, 1986.
Private collection, Miami.
Acquired from above by the present owner.
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