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Olga de Amaral at Sotheby’s

Sotheby's ebay - Olga de AmaralOne of Colombía’s best known artists is Olga de Amaral. She recently just had a major exhibition at the  MAMBO (Museum of Modern Art – Bogota) along with her husband Jim Amaral and Ricardo Cárdenas in an exhibition curated by Eduardo Serrano.

She is an artist who has dedicated herself mainly to the textile arts, becoming one of the most outstanding representatives of this art in America.

As proof of her international popularity a major work is being auctioned off tomorrow evening, 25th May 2017,  by Sotheby’s. Bidding starts at $48000 so if you have a few extra pesos in your pocket to spend you can join in the auction from the comfort of your home and buy via eBay !!

The following artwork by Olga de Amaral forms part of the MAMBO’s private collection:

Olga de Amaral artwork

Sombra de Luna 4

Moon Shadow 4, 1987
Fiber and paint
200 x 125 cm

Bogota Auctions: Colombian and Latin American Modern & Contemporary Art

Bogota Auctions is the principal if not only auction house in Bogota, Colombia dealing in contemporary, modern and antique artworks. On Tuesday 5th March 2017 they will hold their latest art auction with over 70 lots. Their latest catalogue of colombian and latin american artworks includes well known modern artists such as Edgar Negret, Omar Rayo, Antonio Roda and Manuel Hernández; contemporary work from Gaston Betelli, Luis Luna and Carlos Blanco. Other Colombian works include artists such as Ricardo Gómez Campuzano, Roberto Paramo and Jesus María Zamora. Latin american artworks by Francisco Toledo, Antonio Seguí, and Wilfredo Lam are also available.

To participate in the auction you need to register by contacting It is also possible to personally register the day of the auction, during the two hours prior to the start of the sale, at the Bogota Auction headquarters.

The auction begins at 8pm and works can be viewed during the day at:

Carrera 7A #69-26 (2nd floor), Bogota.

Colombia Recounted

Art by Miguel de la Espriella - Title: 'Margaritas'

Art by Miguel de la Espriella – Title: ‘Margaritas’

Christie’s is pleased to present a selling exhibition Colombia Recounted: A Project of Contemporary Colombian Art, which will provide a glimpse of Colombia’s contemporary art through the works of artists who have played a major role in the development of the country’s arts scene over the last decades. Curators Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig, PhD, and Oscar Roldán-Alzate, MS, have selected works that represent different views within a common context that go beyond geographical limits and extends to the international contemporary discourse. The selling exhibition, which coincides with Christie’s May auctions of Latin American Art, will be open to the public and will be installed the new West Galleries.

Comprised of paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos and installations, the group is suggestive of the crossroads that characterize the Colombian art scene and establishes critical links between culture and the development of new narratives, inquiring about the territory and the plurality of the landscape. Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Monika Bravo, María Fernanda Cardoso, Antonio Caro, Rafael Gomez Barros, Beatriz González, Miler Lagos, Oscar Muñoz, Luis Fernando Roldán, and Doris Salcedo.


As ever, and as the curators themselves complain, a very very small of all professional colombian artists work is presented at this exhibition. However, at least there is some inroads into presenting Colombian art to a wider viewing public and for that the efforts are to be reocmmended.


Original full art article publication: Colombia Recounted

PDF of Colombia Recounted