Agustín Cárdenas

1927 · Cuba

Artist biography

Agustín Cárdenas is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Cuba, like other famous artists such as Rene Portocarrero, Victor Manuel Garcia, Mario Carreno, Reinier Nande, and Jorge Mayet. Agustín Cárdenas was born in 1927.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Agustín Cárdenas is represented and exhibited by Almine Rech Gallery | Brussels in Belgium. Agustín Cárdenas most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Almine Rech Gallery | London Grosvenor Hill in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Agustín Cárdenas. The exhibition was open from 05 June 2018 until 28 July 2018. Agustín Cárdenas' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Une brève histoire de la modernité des formes, part 1, which took place at Galerie Mitterand in Paris, France (18 April 2019 - 26 July 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Agustín Cárdenas

Agustín Cárdenas was born in 1927 and was largely influenced by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Agustín Cárdenas

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