Latin American art

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Art market

South American galleries face steep challenges as the region's biggest fairs shutter due to the spread of coronavirus

In economically shaky countries like Argentina, annual fairs like the now-cancelled ArteBA are a financial lifeline. Now galleries must "rethink how to produce"

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Cuzco paintings meet colonial Cuban culture in Allapattah

Founders of museum of Latin American art believe they may also have a work by Raphael

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Frieze New York 2019

Is it time to drop the ‘Latin American’ artist label?

Galleries are starting to move away from the historic term as new awareness builds

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Museums & Heritage

Dallas Museum of Art boosts Latin American focus with new curator and acquisitions

The museum aims to show the diversity of the region, where art and cultures have mixed for centuries

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Met receives donation of ten ‘exceptional’ colonial Latin American works out of the blue

The São Paulo collector James Kung Wei Li, whose father was a Chinese ambassador in South America, says the donation is his family’s repayment for American educational largesse

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Books

How the Mexican Stridentist movement tried to build a national identity following the Civil War

Art and social action after the Mexican Revolution

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Latin American art

Ella Fontanals-Cisneros plans to take her Latin American art collection worldwide

Works from the 3,000-strong collection have already travelled to Mexico, Ecuador and Brazil and in 2019, Fontanals-Cisneros plans to “cross even more uncharted waters”

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Latin American art

Art Basel in Miami Beach has become Latin American art’s El Dorado

Just as the fair has transformed the city’s image and economy, it has also had a big influence on the neighbouring region's flourishing art trade

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Politics

Latin American galleries reassess sales strategies for Miami Art Week after border crackdown

Trump's decision to station 15,000 troops at the country's southwest border has further soured political relations between the US and its South American neighbours

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Art market

Latin American art gets a boost on the auction block

Including the region’s art in broader sales has been a positive move for some artists' sales

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Art market

Could sales slow at Artbo as political conservatism deepens in Colombia?

The divisive election of conservative president Iván Duque in August and resulting political tension may stymie sales at Bogotá's Artbo

Analysis
TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Latin America's colonial art captivates a new generation

Two touring exhibitions are highlighting the explosion of global interest in viceregal period

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Acquisitions

Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros gives 200 works of Latin American contemporary art to six museums

The 90 works given to MoMA take the museum “in a new direction”, says director Glenn Lowry

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Conservation & Preservation

Rediscovered Mexican Old Master picture gets fresh look for Met show

A surprise find in the Bronx is now part of an exhibition on Baroque painter Cristóbal de Villalpando

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Books

Abstraction in reverse: how Latin American Modernists changed how we see

The art historian Alexander Alberro explains how action and participation drove new forms of art

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Latin American art

Foundation opens new space in Buenos Aires

The main aim of Fundación Arte is to promote cultural dialogue with Argentinian and Latin American artists

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Art market

Can foreign collectors and museums sustain Brazil’s art market?

The country is in the doldrums, but its artists have never before enjoyed such critical acclaim abroad

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Exhibitions

Miami reconnects with Cuba

As relations improve across the Florida Straits, a string of exhibitions makes the most of the cultural ties between Miami and Havana.

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New Museums

Latin American art collector Gary Nader plans Miami museum

The naming rights for the institution are still up for grabs

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Christie's

Christie’s pulls works from Latin American auction after ‘forgery’ concerns

Ten items from one collection withdrawn from New York auctions

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Colonial art

The Louvre aims to acquire art of the Mexican school in bid to widen its geographical remit

Paris museum is on a mission to collect Latin American art—and a show of colonial-era paintings is the overture

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Art fairs

Fifth edition of the Pinta Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Show in New York proves a success

Several leading US museums took the opportunity to add to their collections of Latin American art

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Art fairs

Fair report: Local galleries fare well at Zona Maco, Mexico City

International collectors and curators were out in force for the eighth edition of the Latin American art fair

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Tate Modern

New acquisitions by Tate Modern show commitment to diversifying collection

Art from across the globe has recently found a home in Bankside

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Art fairs

Low prices promoted contemporary art at Arte Americas

Latin American collectors moved outside traditional comfort zones

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Cuba

Havana Biennial opens as relations with US thaw

Local artists show alongside established international names, as collectors and exhibitors circumvent trade restrictions

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Art fairs

Bâlelatina: Latin American art fair based in Basel to expand

The fair's new director announces intention to further represent the diversity of Latin American creatives

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Museums

MoMA creates first permanent curatorial post for Latin American art

The museums owns around 3,000 works of Latin American art

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Art market

Crossover collectors fuelled record prices

Historical works were popular

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Museums

Latin American curator for MoMA

Luís Perez-Oramas, who currently serves as adjunct curator of drawings at the museum, is the institution’s first curator of Latin American Art

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Puerto Rico

Inspired by collectors in Florida, a Cuban-born couple have opened a private museum

Bringing a little Miami to San Juan

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Tate

Tate appoints associate curator of Latin American art

Cuauhtémoc Medina has nabbed the position, intended to broaden the Tate's sights beyond Europe and North America

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Collectors

A survey of Ten Latin American collectors

Unsurprisingly, most of these collections strongly represent the art of their own country

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Christie's

Christie’s sale loses a probable half million over withdrawn paintings found to be fakes

Experts proved just before last year’s auction in New York that at least six paintings were recent forgeries

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Exhibitions

Major Latin American art exhibition arrives in New York this month

This will be the largest show of modern Latin American art to be presented in the United States

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Exhibitions

The art of Forties America at the MoMA

Exploring the influence of immigrants and how the world moved on from the war