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July 3rd, 2002


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Lead Stories
- Latin American Art Auctions at Sotheby´s and Christie´s, New York
- Carlos Garaicoa
Headlines
- Exhibition of Armando Reverón at MoMA, New York
- Discovery of an Inca Citadel, Vilcabamba, Perú.
- II Bienal Internacional de Estandartes, Tijuana, Mexico
- Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela
- New Curator for Art Projects at Art Basel Miami Beach
Upcoming Events
- MoMA Opens a New Space in Long Island City, Queens
- Arte Ba, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Unusual Art Stories
- Recent Discovery of Gaudi´s Models
- Giacometti´s stolen work
Art for Sale in the Virtual Galleries
- Arte Actual
- La Siempre Habana
Electronic Catalogues
ArtNexus News
- ArtNexus.com Wins More Online Awards
- A work by Francisco Toledo
- The ArtNexus store is ready. Books and catalogues are now live!
Books and Catalogues
- Recommended Books


Lead Stories
- Latin American Art Auctions at Sotheby´s and Christie´s, New York
The total in sales at Christie´s was US$4.089,408, with 62% sold by value and 58% sold by lot. Meanwhile, Sotheby´s collected US$8.815,340, with 71.86% sold by value and 65.64% sold by lot.

See the most notable sales during the recent Sotheby´s and Christie´s Spring Latin American Art Sales. Read more



- Carlos Garaicoa (Havana, 1967)
Through his works Carlos Garaicoa reflect the ruins, the graffiti, the filth, and the social indiscipline of the inhabitants, to convert Havana and other cities into the protagonists. In this article, Erena Hernández describes how Garaicoa reconstructs the cities by means of drawings, installations and photography, with the purpose of perpetuating them. Read more


Headlines
- Exhibition of Armando Reverón at MoMA, New York
In issue #43 of ArtNexus and in Newsletter #7 we wrote about the "Armando Reverón:the place of objects" exhibition, presented at the Galería de Arte Nacional of Caracas, would expand and go to The Museum of Modern Art in New York. In a letter from Mr. John Elderfield, Chief Curator of MoMA, he clarified that the show that will be exhibited at MoMA in 2004, in a different project that is being specially curated for the museum. Letter from Mr. Elderfield to ArtNexus


- Discovery of an Inca Citadel, Vilcabamba, Perú
An expedition organized by the National Geographic Society has recently discovered a group of ruins of what is thought to be an Inca citadel. Located at the peak of the Victoria Mountain in Vilcabamba, the citadel has been named Coryhuayrani by the natives. It is thought that the Incas took refuge there after a defeat with the Spaniards in the 16th century. Read the news

- II Bienal Internacional de Estandartes, Tijuana, Mexico
The II Bienal Internacional de Estandartes took place recently in Tijuana. The works of 35 artists was presented at the event that opened on April 26th. Rosina Cazali, Selma Holo and Víctor Zamudio were the jury; the curator was artist Marta Palau. Read more

- FIA, Caracas, Venezuela
The 11th edition of the Iberoamerican Art Fair of Caracas, FIA, opened on the 4th of June at the Convention Hall of the Caracas Hilton.  In spite of the difficult political, social and economic situation Venezuela is facing, the event offered works by 140 artists from 26 galleries, including 15 galleries from Venezuela and 11 from abroad. The guest artists were Fernando de Szyszlo and Edgar Sánchez. With the current uncertainty of the possible closing of important museums, the fair made an effort  to highlight the work of organizations such as The Museum of Contemporary Art of  Maracay Mario Abreu. There where also exhibitions of works from the collections of other institutions such as Museo de Bellas Artes, Galería de Arte Nacional, Fundación Banco Mercantil and Fundación Provincial. Among other activities, the Ateneo Museum housed the 5th Cantv Younger Artists Salon with FIA and the 3rd Kent Iberoamerican Encounter of photography that took place at the Museo de Bellas Artes. In spite of the difficult situation in Venezuela, the fair organizers and galleries went through with the fair, and received the support of collectors who acquired significant amount of works of art.

- New Curator for Art Projects at Art Basel Miami Beach
The management of Art Basel Miami Beach has appointed art historian James E. Rondeau to be the new curator for art projects at Art Basel Miami Beach. More information...


Upcoming Events
- MoMA Opens a New Space in Long Island City, Queens
The new space of the Museum of Modern Art in New York will open to the public on June 29th, located at 33rd Street at Queens Blvd. in Long Island City, Queens.  The facility in Manhattan is being renovated by the Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi and will be completed in 2005 on the museum´s 75th anniversary. For information www.moma.org/

- Arte Ba, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Eleventh arteBA International Art Gallery Fair will take place at Pavillion B at the La Rural convention center, in Italia Square, Buenos Aires, Argentina from July 13th to 21st. Further information: here

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Unusual Art Stories
- Recent Discovery of Gaudi´s Models
Destiny or chance has given a particular treasure to Gaudi´s Church of the Sagrada Familia.  Three months ago, during the construction phase of building workshops for stonecutters next to the church, 5,500 original fragments of plaster cast models by Gaudí were found on the site. These models belonged to Gaudi´s workshop, which burned down during the Spanish Civil War. Read the complete story...

- Giacometti´s stolen work
A bronze sculpture by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti has been stolen from the Hamburger Kunsthalle Museum. The piece was taken from the museum and replaced with a wooden copy in order to feign its absence. For further information...


Find other interesting news at: www.artnexus.com/en/nv/newsandviews.shtml

Art for Sale in the Virtual Galleries
- Arte Actual
Arte Actual opens a space dedicated to the production of visual arts, a space without frontiers where it is possible to have both the coexistence and the rupture of tradition, where paintings and installations can live together, and sculpture with video-art. The objective of the gallery is to promote the most diverse artistic expressions of Dominican and Caribbean art. Visit this Gallery



- La Siempre Habana
In the year 2000, La Siempre Havana Gallery and Workshop was opened, combining exhibition spaces, promotion, and commercialization of art works by Cuban and Mexican artists with international prestige.   La Siempre Habana produces as well graphic works of the artists within the premises. Located in the center of Coyoacan in México City, the gallery deals with every type of medium and has qualified staff for the production of any graphic proposal linked to traditional silk-screen printing. Visit this Gallery



Electronic Catalogues
A new tool directed to improve the promotion of artists works recently made its debut at ArtNexus.com. A more advanced way of artwork promotion via Internet and CD-ROMs is what these Electronic Catalogues provide.
For further information on Electronic Catalogues send e-mail to: mtorres@artnexus.com

ArtNexus News
- Website Analyst Award
The Website Analyst Award is "presented to sites which in our opinion merit special mention and thanks for excellent Content (usefulness of information), Concept and Web Design and valuable service provided to the Internet community."
"We are pleased to present this award to your website and hope that you are equally happy to accept and display it," wrote Lucian Millis - founder/owner, of www.Website-Analyst.co.il based in Israel.


- Fine Art and Antiques Distinguished Site Award
"We are pleased to notify you that you have been approved for our awards program. The purpose of this award is to recognize creatively-designed web sites that offer great content and information," wrote Walter Spalding for Hidden Beauty Gallery. Link: hiddenbeautygallery.com/awardwinners.html


Twenty awards have been presented to ArtNexus.com for design, content and e-commerce. See them at: www.artnexus.com/en/awards.shtml



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Books and Catalogues
- Recommended Books
  • Arte de America Latina. Features a global view of visual arts during the last two decades of the 20th Century in Latin America. Write by Germán Rubiano and published by the Inter American Development Bank, IDB.

  • No es solo lo que ves: pervirtiendo el minimalismo. This book illustrates and comments on the exhibition "No es solo lo que ves: pervirtiendo el minimalismo", curated by Gerardo Mosquera. This exhibition was part of the series "Versions of the South", organized at the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.

  • F( r )icciones. The Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, compiles in this book a selection of works of the exhibition F( r )icciones, curated by Ivo Mesquita and Adriano Pedrosa.

  • Hetereotopías. Catalog which supports the show under the same title, curated by Mari Carmen Ramirez and Hector Olea, one of the five Version of the South exhibitions, held at the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

  • Alejandro Obregón A compilation of the Colombian painter´s work embarking on his production during the period from 1947 to 1968. Published by the Asociación Amigos del Museo Nacional de Colombia.




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