Fabelo began the month of December with the results of the sale of two works of his in Christie’s New York auction, which exceeded the estimated prices, reaching with one of them, El equilibrista en el pequeño teatro (The Tightrope Walker in the Small Theater), a31 ¾ x 51 inchesoil on canvas, 112.500 USD. The work appeared illustrated in the catalogue of the auction on a full page accompanied by the fragment of a text of acknowledged North American art critic Donald Kuspit.
The acrobat in the small theater, oil on canvas, 98 x 133 cm, 1996
On the other hand, works by Fabelo took part on December in Art Miami, the most important art fair in the United States, which returned this December for its twenty-sixth edition and maintains its title as the most original and old art fair in Miami. [caption id="attachment_1885" align="aligncenter" width="566"]Green Tear, 232 x 200 cm, 2015
Every year Art Miami attracts more than 85 000 new and old collectors, curators, museologists, journalists and celebrities of the world of art to its 200 000 square feet pavilion, placed on Wynwood Arts District.
The Fair started the celebration of Miami Art Week with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, December 1st from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm, presented by Merrill Lynch and for the benefit, once more, of the Pérez Art Museum Miami. It was open to the public from December 2 to Dec. 6. Art Miami is still committed to exhibit for acquisition the most important works of art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, in collaboration with a selection of exceedingly exclusive international galleries.
In Art Miami 2015, 120 galleries of 19 countries outstood to present important modern masters and first class contemporary artists, as well as the most coveted living artists in the entire world.
One of these galleries was CernudaArte, which presented a wide selection of Cuban art, mainly of the historical Vanguard, but also some first line contemporaries, as Roberto Fabelo. Fabelo exhibited work on paper, on silk, several large format canvases and a bronze sculpture which appeared in the last editions of the magazines Art Pulse and Art OnCuba.
At the same time, Pinta Art Fair, in Midtown, dedicated a pavilion to the new acquisitions of the Jorge Pérez Collection. Among the works, one on metal by Fabelo was presented that, together with the 12 drawings on printed paper that had been formerly acquired, will be part of the permanent collection of the PAMM, Pérez Art Museum Miami, enriched by the already very outstanding selection of 30 drawings previously donated by Mr. Jorge Pérez to the Museum.
Jorge Pérez with the artwork.