Cuban Art Online Auction

April 25, 2013

LOT 28

Lot 28

Humberto (El Negro) Hernandez (1958- )

Humberto (El Negro) Hernandez (1958- )
Lot 28 Details
Humberto (El Negro) Hernandez (1958- ), Cuban


Oil on canvas; signed and dated 08 lower right. Unframed.
19" x 49.25" — 48.3 x 125.1 cm.

Estimate $700-$900

Realised: $900
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Casuccio Gallery, Toronto;
The Estate of John Casuccio, Toronto


The inhabitants of this region of Cuba gather and store electric energy from lightening storms via wires erected close to buildings and store this energy in batteries for later use.

Humberto “El Negro” Hernandez was born and raised in a fishing village in Puerto Esperanza, Cuba. Studying in Havana, at the National School of Art and the Superior Institute of Teaching, Hernandez has exhibited his work Internationally. His paintings are viewed as tumultuous renditions of his childhood recollections, and often focus on life and reality in the small Seaside village.


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LOT 28

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