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Tomas Sanchez turns to photography

Cuban artist Tomás Sánchez, whose paintings of idealized tropical landscapes have earned him a place among the island’s most important living artists and have nabbed as much as $800,000 at auction in New York, has dabbled with photography for several years, taking point-and-shoot cameras with him as he has traversed the beaches, rain forests and mountains of Costa Rica, which has been home for more than a decade.

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Ajiaco: Stirrings of the Cuban Soul at Newark Museum, NJ

June 8 – August 14, 2011

Newark Museum

49 Washington Street,
Newark, NJ 07102-3176

In 1939, anthropologist Fernando Ortiz characterized Cuban culture as ajiaco, a rich stew consisting of a large variety of ingredients. The ingredients of the “stew” include Catholicism brought in by the Spaniards; the spirituality of the Yoruba slaves and their cultural traditions from Africa; and the Chinese indentured servants who brought Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. The base of the stew is the indigenous people, such as Tainos, who were almost wiped out by the Spaniards. This exhibition is a survey of modern and contemporary Cuban artists that explores these rich cultural roots of Cuban art. In contemporary society, the “stew” has become thicker and richer as the influences become more complex and intermixed: the artist now borrows not only from the traditional cultures that populated the island, but also appropriates from contemporary everyday life. The exhibition includes works by leading artists in a variety of media, from paintings, works on paper and photography to mixed-media sculpture and installations.

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Outside Cuba

Contemporary Cuban Visual Artists

By: Ileana Fuentes, Graciella Cruz-Taura, Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Outside Cuba is the catalog of the exhibition of the same name which brings the first major showing of the work of contemporary Cuban Artists since the Museum of Moden Art in New York staged Modern Cuban Painters in 1944.

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Cuba Avant-Garde Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection

The Farber collection contains art from both inside and outside the island. The book is an review of contemporary cuban art over the last 20 years.

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Sotheby’s Latin American Auction

We are pleased to announce the Sotheby’s Latin American Auction to take place on May 25 and 26.

The following Cuban American Artists are included in the sale:
Jose Bedia, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Julio Larraz, Agustin Fernandez, Carmen Herrera, Emilio Sanchez, Tomas Sanchez, Carlos Alfonzo, and others.

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Christie’s Latin American Art Auction

We are pleased to announce Christie’s Latin American Auction to take place on May 26 & 27.  Location: 20 Rockefeller Plaza, NY

Viewing dates are:
May 21  10am – 5pm
May 22   1pm – 5pm
May 23, 24, 25 10 am – 5pm
May 26 10 am – 12 pm

The following Cuban American Artists are included in the sale:

Cundo Bermudez, Ana Mendieta, Jose Bedia, Julio Larraz, Humberto Calzada, Tomas Sanchez, Arturo Rodriguez, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Carlos Alfonso, and Miguel Padura.

You can also view works by the Grand masters of cuban art – Wilfredo Lam and Amelia Pelaez.

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