26, est. 150,000/200,000), setting a
world record for a work on paper by the artist.
The Mexican artist Alfredo Ramos Martínez’s La niña de las flores blancas (The Girl with White
Flowers) brought $517,000 (lot 7, est. $250/350,000). A landscape by José María Velasco, El Valle de
México Desde el Cerro de Santa Isabel (The Valley of Mexico from the Hillside Santa Isabel)
from 1882 sold for $553,000 (est. $180/220,000). A Colonial work, Alegoría del Patronato de la Virgen
de Guadalupe Sobre la Nueva España, achieved a price of $481,000 (lot 60, est. $60/80,000) after very
An artist record was set for the Argentine Emilio Pettoruti with a rare cubist painting, La Señorita del
Sombrero Verde (Woman Wearing a Green Hat), from 1919, which sold for $629,000 (lot 8, est.
$300/400,000). Another abstract work by Pettoruti is a 1914 futurist drawing Espanzione Dinàmica
(Dynamic Expansion), which brought 265,000 (lot 35, est. $60/80,000), setting a record for a work on
paper by the artist.
A work by Benito Quinquela Martín, El Puerto de Buenos Aires, achieved $421,000 (lot 66, est.
$90/120,000), setting a record for the artist at auction. Armando Reverón’s India con Collar Verde,
which sold for $337,000 (lot 20, est. $200/300,000), enjoyed interest from at least four distinct bidders. An
iconic sculpture, Man on a Horse, 1989, by Columbian artist Fernando Botero brought $445,000 (lot 9,
est. $350/450,000); and Reclining Nude, also by Botero, brought $265,000 (lot 71, est. $200/250,000).
Works by several key members of the Kinetic art movement included Jesús Rafael Soto’s Fiesta, 1969,
selling for $265,000 (lot 44, est. $150/200,000); and Alejandro Otero’s Coloritmo 69, 1960, fetching
$409,000, twice its high estimate and a record for the artist at auction (lot 42, est. $150/200,000). A record
for a work by Carlos Cruz-Diez was set twice, first last night with Physiochromie no. 437, 1968, which
bought $169,000 (lot 43, est. $70/90,000), then in today’s morning session, Cruz-Diez’ Psysiocromie
No.743 surpassed that record, bringing $205,000 (lot 227, est. $40/60,000). From Brazil, Sergio Camargo’s
White Reliefs no. 357, lot 48, 1972, oil on wood construction, brought $169,000 (est. $40/60,000).
Additional artist records include Francisco Matto’s Sin Título, which sold for $43,000 (lot 18, est.
$35/45,000); Julio le Parc’s Ordination d’une Surface, Vitesse Progressives de Rotation, which
brought $313,000 (lot 45, est. $40/60,000); Martha Boto’s Intercessions Lumineuses, which achieved
$37,000 (lot 50, est. $20/25,000); and Benito Quinquela Martín’s El Puerto de Beunos Aires, $421,000
(lot 66, est. $90/120,000). Records by medium were set for a sculpture by Rodolfo Morales with his
Untitled work which brought $157,000 (lot 11, est. $80/100,000); and for a work on paper by Leonora
Carrington for Escenografía Para El Rey Se Muere Dirigido Por Jodorowsky which sold for $96,000
(lot 27, est. $80/100,000). For a full list of the 25 records achieved, please see the attached Records Sheet.
For more information, please contact the Sotheby’s Press Office 212 606 7176.
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*Estimates do not reflect buyer’s premium.