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Lot 204

Mixed Media Collage signed Raul Martinez

Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
Starting Bid
$1,300

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Raul Martinez (Cuba 1927 - 1995) Framed Mixed Media Collage with glass, signed and dated 85.

Biography: Raul Martinez was the leading Cuban artist after the revolution of 1959. The son of a sugar mill worker and a teacher, Martinez moved to Havana in 1940 where he began his fine art training at the San Alejandro Academy. Encouraged by abstract artist Sandu Darie, and after reading Vision in Motion by Bauhaus professor Lisl Moholy-Nagy, Martinez enrolled in the Chicago Design Institute where his canvases took an abstract expressionist turn. In 1953, back in Cuba, he joined the group Los Once with whom he exhibited until 1956. Establishing his presence within the Havana avant-garde, Martínez also worked as a freelance graphic artist for magazines and publishing houses. Between 1960 and 1961 he was appointed artistic director of the cultural magazine Lunes de Revolution, and in the following years he also participated in the foundation of the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) and the Cuban Book Institute.
Provenance: private collection MIAMI


DIMENSIONS with frame: Height 22.30 inch / 56,7 cm

                                          Length 27.40 inch / 69,5 cm

DIMENSIONS without frame: Height 17 inch / 43,2 cm

                                               Length 22 inch / 56 cm