Congrats to Bertrand Ishimwe for his exhibition in Oaxaca, Mexico, as part of his IC Galleries-promoted artist-in-residency program. A warm welcome from many fellow artists in Oaxaca at the Vagamundo Gallery. See our Facebook page for videos of the vernissage.
This July our first participants in the ICGalleries artist-in-residency project Mexico-Rwanda will begin. The first programs will take place in the atélier of renowned Mexican artist Esteban Urbieta in Oaxaca. We will also be co-sponsoring Mexico's first exhibition of exclusively Rwandan art, together with the Artists' Charity "Píntate de Valores" from the 1st of August to the 1st of October.
From the 23rd to the 26th of April IC Galleries organized the first Collectors' and Dealers' art hunting safari to Kigali, Rwanda. We first came across the "trovata" of Kigali in an August 2nd 2015 article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine, referencing an earlier article in the New York Times. THERE IS A LOT OF GOOD STUFF GOING ON THERE! It makes us think of what Oaxaca must have been like 50 years ago, or Paris 120 years ago. A definite must for anyone on the cutting edge of new art Mecca hunting... We'll be putting our finds up on the page soon. For the moment, get ready for the 2017 art safari...
We want to thank everyone who was involved in making our very first auction in Mexico a huge success. On Friday 11th March we held an auction of Oaxacan art in the Pacific coastal city of Mazatlan. We started modestly, offering a selection of 23 lots painted by young Oaxacan artists with an already established reputation. We sold 22 of the 23, with a gross hammer price of 691,000 Mexican pesos. Thanks everybody!
We particularly wish to thank our charity partners in Mazatlan, the Mazatlan Orphanage. Also many thanks to Javier Lopez Morton from Mexico's most prestigious auction house "Morton", who donated his services. Thanks to Madero wineries, Zauco mezcal producers, and the following galleries: Alili & Hildebrando (Oaxaca), Lourdes Sosa (Mexico City), Jesús Villafán (Oaxaca). Without you it would have been impossible.
Thanks to Rodolfo Ortega and Lourdes Begné and innumerable friends. Hope to see you again soon!
Members of the IC Galleries team are headed to Kigali, Rwanda at the end of April for an art hunting safari. If you are interested in being part of the expedition, please let us know. Kigali is currently a Mecca of artistic production.
Click here for the catalogue
The annual auction featuring young Oaxacan artists will take place in Mazatlan (Mexico) on the 11th of March. It is invitation only. Please contact us if you would like to receive and invitation. Catalogues available; there is also the possibility of absentee bidding.
We are featuring a very wide variety of young, talented artists who already enjoy certain international recognition. A must if you want to discover new, delightful things... Click here to browse the catalogue...
IC Galleries is present at PINTA Miami this year. We are off to the Art Basel Miami today before heading back home with lots of great ideas for helping our clients stay on the cutting edge of what's hot in Latin American art at the moment.
This weekend we were able to attend the celebratory exposition of Arnaldo Coen honoring his 75 years of life and creativity. We wish him many more and are proud to be his "ambassadors" in the United States and Germany.
Hope to see many of you at the PINTA Miami at the beginning of December. We will be there. Please contact us in advance for meetings there, we'll be there from the 2nd through the 4th. We are also interested in anyone networking in the Nicaraguan and Salvadoran contemporary markets who is also going to be there. Please let us know!
We are currently organizing an artist discovery and art buying trip to Kigali, Rwanda, current Mecca of creativity for African art (especially oil-on-canvas). We are thinking of traveling sometime in March, April or May of 2016. If you are interested in accompanying us please get in touch, all art lovers will be welcome.
Look what's coming to New York! Actually, it's already there and you have until the 18th of October to see the exhibition "Portraiture Now - Staging the Self" at the Americas Society in NYC. Some very interesting stuff from up-and-coming, young US artists with Hispanic background. Follow the link.
17 August 2015 Greetings from Mazatlan in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa. We are organising an auction of Oaxacan art here for the third week in February. Block the date! There will be a great selection of young artists - many of them present - and unbeatable prices. Get in touch for more info.
5 August 2015 Hello everyone. We are revamping our page, please bear with us! We hope to be up and running soon. In the meanwhile please check out the two new installations being prepared by Alberto Aragón Reyes in Oaxaca: "Migrants" and "Fisherman." Please give us your ideas if you know of any seaside US venues interested in the installation Fisherman, for which there is ample funding (they basically just need a willing City Council). https://www.facebook.com/albertoaragonreyes?fref=nf