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Sale 1142 Lot 5

Los Carpinteros
Free Basketball - The Same
Watercolor on paper

Provenance: the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.

The Cuban collective Los Carpinteros (Cuban, founded 1991) consists of artists Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez, who work as a team to renounce individual authorship, as does a craftsmen's guild. They create installations, sculptures and drawings that merge architecture, design and sculpture that playfully abstract familiar objects and humorously hamper their usefulness. Their work contains objects that are easily recognizable, yet are playfully and surreally morphed to create new forms.

Los Carpinteros' Free Basket was created specifically for the city of Indianapolis, and was one of the inaugural artworks installed in 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park in 2010. Free Basketball-The Same is the last work available for purchase in Los Carpinteros' series of works on paper relating to Free Basket.

Los Carpinteros' work is part of the permanent collections of numerous museums including, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana; and the Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City.

44 5/8" x 70 7/8"
Estimate $20,000-25,000

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