23 - 24 May 2006
Rene Portocarrero (Cuban 1912-1985)
signed and dated 'PORTOCARRERO 1943' (lower right)
watercolor on paper
17¾ x 12 in. (45 x 30.5 cm.)
Painted in 1943.
Acquired from the artist.
By descent to the present owner.
Private collection, Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
An introduction to the art produced across a period of 330 years, with expert insights from leading collectors
Expert insights into a category witnessing a sharp rise in new buyers — illustrated with works from our upcoming sale in New York
A survey of the short but fierce career of a 20th-century icon — including an important work offered in London
On 25 June Christie’s offers one of the American artist’s large-scale works, a powerful satire of American ideas about race, sex, stereotypes and violence