Saturday, October 08, 2005
New Auction of Cuban Artworks
Officials from the National Council of Fine Arts pointed out that 46 lots of paintings from different periods and styles will be auctioned.
At the same time, 64 lots will be auctioned at the Taganana Hall at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba. The previous edition of the auction, which has attracted galleries and private collectors from all over the world, raised 725,000 dollars, said official sources.
At this year's event, dedicated to the artist Fidelio Ponce de León, artworks by Valentín Sanz Carta and Antonio Rodríguez Morey, in addition to paintings from the 18th century, including a Nazarene by Armando Tarazona, will be open to bidding.
Among the artists whose works will be auctioned for the first time are Mirta Cerra, Carlos Quintana, López Derube, Carmelo González, Jorge Rigol, Cleva Solís and Conrado Massaguer.
Proceedings from these sales go to cover part of state expenses in arts education and materials. For more details on the auction´s catalogue, see website www.cubarte.cu