Upper Left: Rufino Tamayo, Women Reaching for the Moon, Price Realized: $1,445,000 | Upper Right: Diego Rivera, Conversation, Price Realized: $100,000 LowerLeft:PriceRealized:$293,000 |LowerRight:AbrahamPalatnik,SequenciaVisualS-51PriceRealized:$785,000
Christie’s sale of Latin American Art achieved $18,240,375 (£11,311,309/€13,574,189), selling 85% by value and 76% by lot. The top lot of the sale was Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo’s Women Reaching for the Moon, which was sold on behalf of the Cleveland Museum of Art, realizing $1,445,000.
Virgilio Garza, Head of Latin American Art, remarked, “We are pleased to conclude the Day Session of our fall Latin American Art sale with the continued momentum of the evening session, achieving excellent prices by artists including Nahum B. Zenil, Alexandre Arrechea, Francisco Mejía-Guinand and Daniel Senise. In the same vein as last night’s session, the success of these lots was demonstrative of the significant interest that exists internationally for works by Latin American artists who are fresh to the auction market.”