May 30, 2008 |
Rufino Tamayo's "Troubadour" set a world auction record for Latin American art, fetching $7.2 million. The 1945 painting, which depicts a musician strumming his guitar as two women watch, was acquired by an anonymous buyer, Christie's spokeswoman Sung-Hee Park said. The $7.2-million bid on Wednesday easily eclipsed the previous record for a Tamayo painting of $2.59 million and topped Frida Kahlo's "Roots," which sold in May 2006 for $5.6 million. "Troubadour" was the first of four paintings to be sold by Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va., to raise money.
February 3, 2000
* Art. The national heritage of Mexican art and culture is represented in "Visual Voices of Mexico/Voces Visuales de Mexico," an exhibition of more than 120 works by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Rufino Tamayo and others, closing Sunday at the Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach. Today through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Adults, $5; seniors and students, $3; children under 12, free. (562) 437-1689. * Jazz.