Although the total came in below the expected $30 million, it was still one of the auction house's largest for Latin
American art with strong results for the collection of Cuban works belonging to a single owner living in Florida.
"Sandias" ("Watermelons") by Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo, one of the most recurrent and most
important subject in his work, fetched the highest sale price with a final bid of $2.16 million.
Seven Cuban artists obtained record prices for their work -- six modernists and one contemporary -- including Mariano
Rodriguez for "Pelea de Gallos," ("Cockfight") which went for $1.087 million.
Other Cubans who achieved record prices for works were Esterio Segura, Fidelio Ponce de Leon (1895-1949) with
Joven con percera sold at $112,500, Carlos Enriquez (1900-1957) with "Heroe Criollo" sold at $967,500, Rene
Portocarrero (1912-1985) with Paisaje de La Habana (1961) which went for $295,000, Victor Manuel (1897-1969) for
Carnaval (Escena de comparsa) sold at $319,500 and Domingo Ramos.
Two other records were registered for Uruguay's Pablo Atchugarry with a marble sculpture executed in 2015 which
sold at $ 439,500, and Argentina's Guillermo Kuitca for his triptych "Deng Haag-Praha" painted on mattresses for the
Biennale de Sao Paulo in 1989, which feched $511,500. Fernando Botero's A Family, from the Collection of Ruth and
Jerome Siegel, sold for $1,267,500; Sergio Camargo's Untitled, went for $1,507,000, and Joaquín Torres-García's
Port of New York, realized $775,000.