Sotheby’s – Latin American Art Sales

May 6th, 2011 by

The May 2011 Latin American Sale is historic in its inclusion of the Fernando Botero: a Celebration auction as well as a single owner sale A Discerning Eye. These three catalogues form the Evening Session of the Latin American Art Sales.

There are several re-discoveries of historical note such as Emilio Boggio’s 19th century masterpiece La Lecture, lot 52, which has not been seen publicly since it was exhibited in 1888 at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris, Tilsa Tschusiya’s mysterious 1962 Untitled painting from her early period and Benito Quinquela Martin’s 1923 Buque en Descarga (en Pleno Trabajo) which, when cleaned of its old varnish, revealed a rainbow of dazzling color and expressionistic impressionist brushstrokes.

Latin American Art – Browse E-Catalogue

Fernando Botero: A Celebration – Browse E-Catalogue

A Discerning Eye: Latin American Masterpieces from a Private Collection – Browse E-Catalogue