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Tomás Sánchez: States of Meditation
Channeling diverse art historical precedents such as Casper David Friedrich and the Hudson River School, Sánchez presents a landscape of the mind – one that transcends geographical specificity in favor of a spiritual, imaginary place.
In Conversation with Carlos Alberto Chateaubriand
We spoke with the Brazilian collector from his farm in rural São Paulo, to hear about his work with the Museu de Arte Moderna and the new cultural center that will house a portion of his family collection.
House Calls: Beatriz Milhazes
Regional Director Candida Sodre sat down with the Rio de Janeiro-based artist to discuss the artist's multidisciplinary practice and her upcoming exhibitions.
Remembering Carlos Cruz-Diez
Last year, Specialist Valentina Garcia sat down with the Franco-Venezuelan artist in his studio ahead of his London Phillips X exhibition. In this previously unpublished interview, the pair discuss Cruz-Diez' decades-long exploration of color and the early challenges that came to define his career.
Mendive, Macchi & More: Latin American Art in Unbound
Specialist Jeannette van Campenhout calls out some of her favorite lots currently available for bidding in our online-only sale, Unbound.
From Diego Rivera to Ana Mendieta: Kaeli Deane's Six Picks from 20th Century & Contemporary Art
Kaeli Deane, Head of Latin American Art, shares modern and contemporary highlights from this month's sales.
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The Latin America Department
This year, Phillips will fully incorporate Latin American Art within its sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art amid an increasingly globalized market for the category. Phillips is committed to celebrating artists from this region in a larger context, and works of art formerly included in the company's New York Latin America sales will now be offered in Evening and Day Sales, as well as the New Now category, across the company's salerooms in New York, London and Hong Kong.
Phillips has previously offered several works of Latin American art outside of their designated sale category, receiving an enthusiastic response from collectors and setting many world records. Over the course of 2016 to 2017, Phillips twice broke the record for Carmen Herrera, first with Cerulean selling for $970,000 and then with Untitled (Orange and Black) selling for $1,179,000, both of which were offered in the New York Evening Sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art. Records were also set in the same sales for works by Mira Schendel and Hélio Oiticica, for $970,000 and $615,000 respectively. In May 2017, Phillips chose to include Fernando Botero's Fin de Fiesta in the Hong Kong Evening Sale based the rising demand for the artist's work in Asia. The painting achieved a strong price of HK$5,840,000.
Phillips maintains the world auction record for a work of Brazilian art ($2,225,000), achieved by Lygia Clark's Contra Relevo (Objeto N. 7) in 2013. In addition to these landmark achievements, Phillips holds auction records for artists including León Ferrari, Zília Sánchez, Lygia Pape, Amelia Peláez, Doris Salcedo, Olga de Amaral, Os Gêmeos, Jac Leirner, Antonio Dias, Roberto Obregón, Damián Ortega, Tania Bruguera, Tomás Saraceno and Nelson Leirner. Many of these results reflect our long tradition of outstanding success for female artists. In line with this emphasis, we have highlighted the transcendence of women in Latin American art and even produced a historic sale catalogue in 2015 that prominently featured two living female artists—Doris Salcedo and Beatriz Milhazes.
In the past two years, Phillips has greatly invested in the advancement of the Latin American market, appointing Vivian Pfeiffer as Deputy Chairman, Americas, and Head of Business Development, Cândida Sodré as Regional Director of Brazil, Cecilia Laffan as Regional Director of Mexico, Jeannette van Campenhout as a Latin American Art Specialist in New York and Valentina Garcia as a Latin American Art Specialist in Miami. As we look to the future, we continue to position ourselves as market leaders for breaking down the boundaries between Latin American and Contemporary Art....
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