HOT CUBAN NIGHTS IN TAMPA
Many in the art world are taking notice of the talented Cuban artists. Cuba has always maintained a unique reputation in the international world of fine arts. The state-sponsored Villa Manuela Gallery in Havana, which opened in 2004, is on the cutting edge of contemporary Cuban art. The market is hot and the prices for Cuban art are climbing at galleries and auction houses around the world. Many major museums are adding to their Cuban collections. Sotheby’s just broke their auction record for a Cuban artist work 2 months ago. A Mario Carre painting “Danza Afro-Cubana” sold for $2.6 million, three times the estimate.
2014 Cuban Art News
You don’t have to travel to Cuba or NY to be part of this exciting opportunity to see and purchase great Cuban art. Tampa Bay is home to the Clyde Hensley Museum Collection at Nuance Galleries. This traveling exhibition from the US State Department visited 18 cities over 4 years before ending up in Tampa Bay.
As part of this Hot Tampa show Dr. Denis Rey, Professor from University of Tampa and an expert on the political and cultural landscape of Cuba will be talking Wednesday night at Nuance Galleries at 7pm. Would you enjoy learning more about Cuba? Here is your chance to hear and meet a man who has traveled there extensively and is a fascinating and insightful speaker.
The Clyde Hensley Collection represents the works of 15 artists from Oriente, the eastern most part of Cuba. Over 300 pieces in several mediums like oil, woodblock and water color it spans from super realism, surrealism to abstract. Some of the works capture the political climate and struggles of Cuba and this is an incredible art experience.
With the potential opening of Cuba, Cuban art prices have started to rise and the searchlight of the art market is beginning to focus on this small island. So now is the time as shown in the auction gallery records to procure something meaningful for your own collection.
Three artists to not miss from this collection are Alfredo Rodriguez Cedeno, Reynaldo Pagan Avila and Joherms Quiala Brooks whose masterpieces were used in the posters and promotional literature for the Museum shows.
Don’t Miss this rare Cuban art show and the highly informative talk by Professor Dennis Rey.
Wednesday July 16th
Nuance Galleries Tampa
804 South Dale Mabry
Tampa, Fl 33609
Monday – Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm