The not inconsiderable sum of $ 34 million was raised by Christie’s at its October 1 auction in New York. Good health in the art market, despite the daily ups and downs.
It is vital to mention that, although Fabelo’s work has been systematically and successfully added to other editions of Christie’s, specifically those of Latin American art, this is the first time that his poetics has been inserted in one of the Christie’s international art auctions, from the postwar era to the contemporary. So, if on other occasions Fabelo’s lots have been exhibited and sold together with names like Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, or Leonora Carrington, among other renowned Latin American artists, this edition will include rubs shoulders with works by Frankenthaler, Guston, Kusama, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. In another set, Fabelo’s work can be viewed from different dimensions. And it acquires a new visibility, facing another niche of art collecting.
“The Speech of the Flies”, a triptych by Roberto Fabelo, reached $ 525,000, breaking his world record. The work, lot 178, was accompanied by an extensive essay by the art critic Donald Kuspit, who in addition to once again qualifying the artist as a modernist master and master of the morbid, referred to the piece in question as a surrealist masterpiece. . Kuspit culminates his text by stating that if the task of modern art is to integrate traditional and modern art, then Fabelo is a post-modern master. Fabelo’s work was the twelfth best record out of a total of 215 lots auctioned.
The Discourse of the Flies, 2014. 83 1/8 x 186 in.
Taken from www.fabelostudio.com