Cuban Art From the Estate of John Casuccio

By: Susan Robertson

Storm

Casuccio was instrumental to creating niche for Cuban Art in toronto

I was deeply saddened in 2009 when the International Art world lost its friend, John Casuccio, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

John was a familiar face in the Toronto art and antique world, and his passion for all mediums was contagious. John worked particularly hard honing in on a niche that the city of Toronto was missing: Cuban art! Traveling to and from Cuba throughout the years, he built an impressive collection of works that exemplified the diverse, bold and politically charged art movement of 20th century Cuba.

I feel so fortunate to have been given the opportunity by John’s Estate to handle many of these prized works from his collection.

This is one example of the works that will be featured in our April Online Cuban Art Auction:

Humberto (El Negro) Hernandez, Cuban
HOUSE IN STORM
Oil on canvas signed and dated 08 lower right. Unframed.
19″ x 49.25″ — 48.3 x 125.1 cm.
Estimate $700 / 900

Born and raised in Puerta Esperanza, a coastal village North of Vinales, Hernandez often calls to the dynamic landscape of his childhood to inspire his creations. I just love this painting! Can’t you feel the energy coming off the sea from that storm?

This online auction will feature approximately 80 lots from the Estate, with more lots being featured in our Spring International Art Auction.


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