Collection: Cuban Masters

Modern Cuban art emerged in Havana in 1927 and matured during the next two decades. Its inception is mainly defined by a rupture with academic art, the appropriation of European avant-garde formal inventions, and the subjective symbolization of national ethos. In the 1940s a new generation of artists expanded their artistic sources to include popular art and explored new symbols of collective identity. By the 1950s a third generation of modernist artists abandoned figuration, the representation of Cuban themes, and turned to abstraction and introspection.

Cuban Art in the Twentieth Century is an historical progression of works by important artists from a complex modern movement described by several discrete periods: Colonial, Early Republic, First Generation, Second Generation, Third Generation, Late Modern, and Contemporary Periods. The Cuban modern art movement consists of a loose group of artists, divided into generations, who counted on the moral support of an intellectual elite and who had minimal economic help from the private and public sectors. In spite of a fragile infrastructure, this art movement, along with similar movements in literature and music, played a major role in defining Cuban culture in the twentieth century.
 
We are honored to represent these brilliant artists. This gallery represents three contemporary artists, who we feel have significant investment potential, who's work can be considered "blue chip", who have the CV's and museum presence to back that up, and who this gallery considers to have both conceptual genius, and technical mastery. Think about this for a moment. How many contemporary artists can you say this about? These artists are Baruj Salinas, Francisco Toledo (his body of work can be seen on our Artnet site), and Ramon Alejandro. Raul Enmanuel has those qualities too, but without the major museum presence, therefore we cannot make a statement about his investment potential. Three out of four of those artists are Cuban. 
 
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  • Baruj Salinas - Alphabet
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  • Baruj Salinas - Arcano
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  • Baruj Salinas - Blue Mandala
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  • Baruj Salinas - Cloud Signs
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  • Baruj Salinas - Cloud Totem
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