Luis Cruz Azaceta

Cuba (1942 ) - Artworks
AZACETA Luis Cruz Drifting 1

Christie's /Nov 20, 2012
27,343.75 - 35,156.25
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Luis Cruz Azaceta - Self-portrait Barking

Luis Cruz Azaceta - Self-portrait Barking

Original 1983
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Lot number: 29
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Luis Cruz Azaceta (b. 1942) Self-Portrait Barking signed 'Azaceta' (lower left); signed again, titled and dated 'Luis Cruz Azaceta 1983 Self-Portrait Barking' (on the reverse) acrylic and nails on panel 24 x 20½ x 5 in. (60.9 x 52 x 12.7 cm.) Executed in 1983. Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1984 The Bergman Collection
Luis Cruz Azaceta - City Lights

Luis Cruz Azaceta - City Lights

Original 1979
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Lot number: 2271
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Description: Luis Cruz Azaceta (American/Cuban, b. 1942), City Lights, 1979, acrylic on paper, signed lower left and dated, sheet: 22"h x 30"w, overall (with frame): 24.5"h x 32.5"w. Provenance: Purchased from the Candy Store Gallery, Folsom, CA 1984, by descent to current owner. Copy of original gallery receipt accompanies this lot.
Luis Cruz Azaceta - Emigrante

Luis Cruz Azaceta - Emigrante

Original 1998
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Lot number: 58
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Luis Cruz Azaceta (AMERICAN/CUBAN, b. 1942) Emigrante signed 'AZACETA' (lower right center); signed again, dated and titled '"EMIRANTE" (immigrant) LUIS CRUZ AZACETA -1998' (on the reverse) acrylic, charcoal, gesso, shellac and nails on plywood 27½ x 24¼ in. (69.9 x 61.6 cm.) Executed in 1998. with Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, New York. Acquired from the above by the present owner. PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
Luis Cruz Azaceta - Drifting 1

Luis Cruz Azaceta - Drifting 1

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Lot number: 30
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Lot Description Luis Cruz Azaceta (Cuban b. 1942) Drifting 1 Signed, dated, and titled 'LUIS CRUZ AZACETA -1999-NEW ORLEANS DRIFTING 1' (on the reverse) charcoal, acrylic, gesso, and shellac on canvas 70 3/8 x 57 3/8 in. (178.7 x 145.7 cm.) Painted in 1999. Provenance Galería Ramis Barquet, New York. Acquired from the above. Literature Exhibition catalogue, Luis Cruz Azaceta: Structuring Fear, Galería Ramis Barquet, New York, 2000, p. 13 (illustrated in color). Exhibited New York, Galería Ramis Barquet, Luis Cruz Azaceta: Structuring Fear, 9 May- 17 June 2000. View Lot Notes › Living and working in New York throughout the 1970s and 80s, Luis Cruz Azaceta created a significant body of work that dealt with a number of topical issues, including the realities of forging a life in a large urban environment. In this painting, a lone figure clings to a rubber inner tube as he is slowly overpowered by a dark and ever-deepening ocean vortex. Surrounded by a vast series of lines that represent the eternal movement of the sea, the miniscule figure is seemingly dwarfed by the great expanse around him. Beginning in the 1990s, Cruz Azaceta developed a series of works that consider displacement: the influence of movement on the human body and psyche and specifically the movement from homeland to elsewhere across a body of water. Seen throughout these works are male figures (typically the artist himself) that are generally placed inside a small boat, drifting aimlessly across the ocean. In the late 1990s, the artist worked with images that featured a series of maze-like lines as literal and conceptual metaphors for walls, cages and other forms of entrapment. In Drifting 1 only the man's head and a single arm are visible as he clutches the inner tube. Unlike other works in which the figure and the boat take up most of the picture space, in this painting, the artist has given over the majority of the physical and psychic space to the ocean and more pointedly to its immeasurable movement. The precariousness of existence, the effects of loss, and the uncertainty of the future are mutually bound by the powerful black lines of the image. The vortex in which the figure is caught is countered in the lower part of the canvas with another, adding to the sense of instability. In his brief and poetic statement, Cruz Azaceta considers how the sea and the corresponding crossings have influenced his work: "...the border is the sea; blue, deep. Dense; transparent, [and] mysterious,... in transit, on wheels, not here, nor there." Rocío Aranda Alvarado, curator, El Museo del Barrio, New York
Luis Cruz Azaceta - The Fool

Luis Cruz Azaceta - The Fool

Original 1998
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Lot number: 67
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67 CUBAN LUIS CRUZ AZACETA The Fool , 1998 graphite, charcoal, acrylic, shellac, and nails on wood 24 5/8 x 26 5/8 in. (62.5 x 67.6 cm) Signed and dated "Luis Cruz Azaceta 1998" on the reverse. ESTIMATE $6,000 - 8,000 PROVENANCE Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables Acquired from the above by the present owner Contact Specialist Request Condtion Report Recieve Email alerts View catalogue Purchase catalogue Annual subscriptions
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