Next week, the international art world descends on Miami for a nonstop whirl of fairs, exhibitions, and events, anchored by Art Basel Miami Beach. We preview the top spots for Cuban art and artists at this year’s fairs.
With the fall auction season underway, we take a discerning look at 6 contemporary Cuban artists in a global art market. For seasoned international collectors and newcomers alike, here are artists with solid potential for growth.
A recent article published by the US financial weekly Barron’s identifies last May’s auctions as “a watershed moment for Cuban art.”
Christie’s Latin American sale was again the major arena for contemporary Cuban art during the New York auction season, with Roberto Fabelo setting a new record, a rare Carlos Alfonzo triptych more than doubling its top estimate, and solid numbers from Manuel Mendive, Tomás Sánchez, and other artists.
Collateral exhibitions augment the Cuban presence at the Venice Biennale, creative entrepreneurs from Havana discuss their experiences in Miami, and a Cuban New Yorker, Armando Mariño, presents his latest work in Harlem.