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Who is Carlos Garaicoa?
Carlos Garaicoa is one of the internationally best known and most influential Cuban artists, whose work has achieved canonical status in his homeland. Born in 1967, Garaicoa first studied thermodynamics, but eventually turned to art when he enrolled, and later graduated at the renowned Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana.

Curator, with Esterio Segura, of the important 1993 exhibition Las Metáforas Del Templo (Metaphors of the Temple), Carlos Garaicoa has created an exceptional body of work on the themes of architecture, ruins and utopia. From his initial subject, the city of Havana, he has moved on to New York, Cuito Cuanavale, Valencia, Minneapolis and Venice. Rívoli o El Lugar Donde Mana La Sangre (Rivoli, or The Place Where Blood Flows) was named after a piece of the same title, transformed into a light-box photograph in 2002. The earlier work included a photograph of the location and an architectural rendering. In complementary visions, the photo offered a dispassionate close-up of the building, reduced to its façade and knee-deep in detritus, while the drawing depicted a pyramid built on the roof, and a rivulet of blood trailing down the building’s surface. A handwritten text announced the drawing’s title, Proyecto Cruel (Cruel Project). This was an idea for a future performance, in which buckets of blood were to be thrown over the ruins. Throughout the Rivoli project, Garaicoa assumed the fictitious identity of an architect whose mission was to renovate and restore buildings on the point of collapse. The use of an imaginary creator and the photograph-drawing structure of the original piece also appear in his other projects of the time, such as Acerca De La Construcción De La Verdadera Torre De Babel (On the Construction of the Real Tower of Babel, 1994-95), Primer Sembrado De Hongos Alucinógenos En La Habana (First Cultivated Field of Psychedelic Mushrooms in Havana, 1997) and Proyecto Acerca Del Triunfo (Project on Victory, 1994-99). The grandiloquent solutions laid out in those drawings were demonstrably ineffective, absurd, and incoherent in practical terms. Their laudable purpose could not be transmuted into concrete action, instead, it was reduced to good intentions. The ruins became a record of utopian impotence.

Rivoli is perhaps one of the works in which Garaicoa takes his farcical projects of urban sanitation to extremes. Conveyed by a fictitious creator, the artist’s message reveals several meanings simultaneously. Buildings such as the old Rivoli jeweler’s shop, protagonists of Garaicoa’s “impossible” projects, had been built, for the most part, during the early 20th century, the first decades of the Cuban republic. By the 1990s, they were crumbling, inexorably, under the weight of time and social indifference. As Piranesi had once done with Rome, Garaicoa congealed the mutilated buildings in their tragic grandeur, turning them into symbols of social anomie and the loss of faith in the overarching narrative of social emancipation. His appropriation of design language was harshly critical of the modern architect as a cultural figure, infused by utopian ideologies since the Bauhaus era, but incapable of protecting the historical “skin” of the city. The ironic tension between the two elements, project drawing and photographic representation, prevented any lapse into nostalgia, as it does in the 2002 light-box work, a temptation that Wim Wenders was unable to avoid as he portrayed a Havana “pierced by shadows” in his 1998 film, Buena Vista Social Club.

Carlos Garaicoa currently lives and works between Havana and Madrid.
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Carlos Garaicoa C-Print

Lot 78: Carlos Garaicoa C-Print

Auction Date: Aug 21, 2021

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Provenance: Important Collection, Coral Gables, Florida....

Location: West Palm Beach, FL, US

Auction House: Palm Beach Modern Auctions

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Carlos Garaicoa, Untitled (Women in street with scaffolding)

Lot 121: Carlos Garaicoa, Untitled (Women in street with scaffolding)

Auction Date: Jun 15, 2021

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: Carlos Garaicoa
Untitled (Women in street with scaffolding)

1995
cibachrome print
23¾ h × 19? w in (60 × 50 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered to verso '1/10 Edition Carlos Garaicoa 1995'. This work is number 1 from the edition of 10.
Provenance: Collection of Joshua P. Smith

This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

condition: Work is in good overall condition. Print is clean. Some minor abrasions to emulsion and fingerprints visible in raking light. Photograph presents well. Unframed.
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Location: Lambertville, NJ, US

Auction House: Rago Arts and Auction Center

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Carlos Garaicoa (born 1967) La Maravilla (La Conversación)1995-96chromogenic print, signed 'C. Garaicoa' twice and editioned 3/10 versoimage 18 3/4 x 23 1/4in (47.6 x 59.1cm); sheet 20 x 24in (50.7 x 61cm)

Lot 143: Carlos Garaicoa (born 1967) La Maravilla (La Conversación)1995-96chromogenic print, signed 'C. Garaicoa' twice and editioned 3/10 versoimage 18 3/4 x 23 1/4in (47.6 x 59.1cm); sheet 20 x 24in (50.7 x 61cm)

Auction Date: Mar 25, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Carlos Garaicoa (born 1967)
La Maravilla (La Conversación)
1995-96
chromogenic print, signed 'C. Garaicoa' twice and editioned 3/10 verso
image 18 3/4 x 23 1/4in (47.6 x 59.1cm); sheet 20 x 24in (50.7 x 61cm)
For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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Carlos Garaicoa, Three works

Lot 344: Carlos Garaicoa, Three works

Auction Date: Mar 23, 2021

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: Carlos Garaicoa
Three works

Lot includes:
Propuesta para la Microbrigada, 1994
ink and watercolor on paper
27.5 h x 17.25 inches
Signed, dated and inscribed to lower right 'Proyecto C Garaicoa 1994 (Apuntado en Cuidad de la Habana, Cuba 1994)'. Titled to upper left 'Propuesta para la microbrigada de 23% 2 y Paseo (Proyeto Incalculable)'.

Untitled
gelatin silver print
7.125 h x 9.375

Untitled, 1993-95
cibachrome print
20 h x 23.75 w inches
Signed, dated and numbered to verso '1/10 Edition C. Garaicoa 1993-95'. This work is number 1 from the edition of 10.

condition: Works are in good overall condition. Minor handling mark to upper right quadrant and pinpoint of brown discoloration to lower left quadrant of Propuesta para la Microbrigada. The largest photograph, Untitled, shows some minor wear throughout surface of emulsion with one area of abrasion in upper margin. Non-archival tape was used to attach the smaller photograph to matting sheet. These Works present well. Unframed.
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Location: Lambertville, NJ, US

Auction House: Rago Arts and Auction Center

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CARLOS GARAICOA Havana 1967

Lot 357: CARLOS GARAICOA Havana 1967

Auction Date: Dec 15, 2020

Estimate: €0 - €0

Description: Child Hospital. 1996
Color photography on Ilford Flex paper
Size 50 x 60 cm

PROVENANCE
Pepe cobo Gallery, Seville
Private Collection
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Location: Madrid, ES

Auction House: Subastas Segre

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Carlos Garaicoa, Untitled (Women in street with scaffolding)

Lot 233: Carlos Garaicoa, Untitled (Women in street with scaffolding)

Auction Date: Oct 21, 2020

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Carlos Garaicoa
Untitled (Women in street with scaffolding)

1995
cibachrome print
23.75 h × 19.875 w in (60 × 50 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered to verso '1/10 Edition Carlos Garaicoa 1995'. This work is number 1 from the edition of 10.
Provenance: Collection of Joshua P. Smith

This work is located at, and will ship from, Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

Work is in good overall condition. Print is clean. Some minor abrasions to emulsion and fingerprints visible in raking light. Photograph presents well. Unframed. Condition reports are available from Rago upon request. Rago strongly recommends that you review a condition report for each item on which you plan to bid. Email [email protected] to request a condition report.
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Location: Lambertville, NJ, US

Auction House: Rago Arts and Auction Center

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CARLOS GARAICOA - Untitled

Lot 293: CARLOS GARAICOA - Untitled

Auction Date: Jul 14, 2020

Estimate: €950 - €0

Description: CARLOS GARAICOA Havana 1967 Untitled. 2005-06 Silver jelly Back signed and dated 2005-06 Special edition of 20 copies for the collaborators of your studio Size 50 x 60 cm...

Location: Madrid, ES

Auction House: Subastas Segre

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CARLOS GARAICOA - Light Bridge from the series New Architectures

Lot 145: CARLOS GARAICOA - Light Bridge from the series New Architectures

Auction Date: Sep 24, 2019

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: CARLOS GARAICOA - Light Bridge from the series New Architectures •...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Phillips

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Carlos Garaicoa, C es la piedra del terror, la piedra filosofal?

Lot 111: Carlos Garaicoa, C es la piedra del terror, la piedra filosofal?

Auction Date: Sep 10, 2019

Estimate: $15,000 - $18,000

Description: Photograph, 2/3...

Location: Miami, FL, US

Auction House: PAAP Auctions

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Carlos Garaicoa, Hotel Parque Central

Lot 122: Carlos Garaicoa, Hotel Parque Central

Auction Date: Sep 10, 2019

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: Photographic reconstruction...

Location: Miami, FL, US

Auction House: PAAP Auctions

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Carlos Garaicoa, Hotel Parque Central

Lot 122: Carlos Garaicoa, Hotel Parque Central

Auction Date: Aug 25, 2019

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: Photographic reconstruction...

Location: Miami, FL, US

Auction House: PAAP Auctions

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Carlos Garaicoa, C es la piedra del terror, la piedra filosofal?

Lot 111: Carlos Garaicoa, C es la piedra del terror, la piedra filosofal?

Auction Date: Aug 25, 2019

Estimate: $15,000 - $18,000

Description: Photograph, 2/3...

Location: Miami, FL, US

Auction House: PAAP Auctions

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CARLOS GARAICOA (1967- ) La Habana Cuba, from Proyecto Sobre Aquello que Realmente nos Asusta y Tenemos [Project About What Really Scar

Lot 276: CARLOS GARAICOA (1967- ) La Habana Cuba, from Proyecto Sobre Aquello que Realmente nos Asusta y Tenemos [Project About What Really Scar

Auction Date: Oct 18, 2018

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: CARLOS GARAICOA (1967- )
La Habana Cuba, from Proyecto Sobre Aquello que Realmente nos Asusta y Tenemos [Project About What Really Scares Us and We Have]. Silver print, the image measuring 15x22 3/4 inches (38.1x57.8 cm.), the sheet 19 5/8x27 1/2 inches (50x70 cm.), with Garacoia's signature, title, series title, date, and edition notation 1/1, in ink, on verso. 1993
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Swann Auction Galleries

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CARLOS GARAICOA - Acerca de la caja del reloj y del tiempo que se ha ido (About the Grandfather Clock and How Long It's Been Gone)

Lot 95: CARLOS GARAICOA - Acerca de la caja del reloj y del tiempo que se ha ido (About the Grandfather Clock and How Long It's Been Gone)

Auction Date: Sep 26, 2018

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

Description: CARLOS GARAICOA - Acerca de la caja del reloj y del tiempo que se ha ido (About the Grandfather Clock and How Long It's Been Gone)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Phillips

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Carlos Garaicoa C-Print

Lot 338: Carlos Garaicoa C-Print

Auction Date: Jun 02, 2018

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: Provenance: Important Collection, Coral Gables, Florida....

Location: West Palm Beach, FL, US

Auction House: Palm Beach Modern Auctions

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CARLOS GARAICOA | La habitatición de mi negatividad (The Room of My Negativity)

Lot 57: CARLOS GARAICOA | La habitatición de mi negatividad (The Room of My Negativity)

Auction Date: Mar 05, 2018

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: thirty-nine drawings: ink and pencil on Japanese rice paper; thirty-nine wooden elements with thread and plastic...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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CARLOS GARAICOA | Declaration (Flat Iron: New York - Havana)

Lot 117: CARLOS GARAICOA | Declaration (Flat Iron: New York - Havana)

Auction Date: Mar 05, 2018

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: chromogenic print, in two parts, with vinyl lettering...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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CARLOS GARAICOA | i. Dos cabezas (Grafitti con niño) ii. Quijote [Two Photographs]

Lot 97: CARLOS GARAICOA | i. Dos cabezas (Grafitti con niño) ii. Quijote [Two Photographs]

Auction Date: Mar 05, 2018

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: Two individual photographs...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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CARLOS GARAICOA | Sin título (Untitled) 

Lot 119: CARLOS GARAICOA | Sin título (Untitled) 

Auction Date: Mar 05, 2018

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

Description: gelatin silver print mounted on board with pins and colored thread ...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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CARLOS GARAICOA - Rivoli (The Place where Blood Flows)

Lot 116: CARLOS GARAICOA - Rivoli (The Place where Blood Flows)

Auction Date: Feb 28, 2018

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: CARLOS GARAICOA - Rivoli (The Place where Blood Flows)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Phillips

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CARLOS GARAICOA (B. 1967) | De la serie Para transformar la palabra política en hechos finalmente II (II), 2009

Lot 430: CARLOS GARAICOA (B. 1967) | De la serie Para transformar la palabra política en hechos finalmente II (II), 2009

Auction Date: Sep 29, 2017

Estimate: $18,000 - $22,000

Description: routed digital pigment print on gesso-coated aluminum...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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CARLOS GARAICOA (B. 1967) | Y si esta agua llegara a tocarme alguna vez...

Lot 218: CARLOS GARAICOA (B. 1967) | Y si esta agua llegara a tocarme alguna vez...

Auction Date: May 26, 2017

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: signed, titled, and dated "C. GARAICOA PROYECTISTA, aportado en Saratoga Springs NY, 1998";
photogravure and graphite on heavy paper 
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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CARLOS GARAICOA - Aquí estuvieron los cubanos (I and II)

Lot 63: CARLOS GARAICOA - Aquí estuvieron los cubanos (I and II)

Auction Date: May 24, 2017

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: CARLOS GARAICOA - Aquí estuvieron los cubanos (I and II)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Phillips

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CARLOS GARAICOA - Untitled (from the series 'La ciudad vista desde la mesa casa')

Lot 93: CARLOS GARAICOA - Untitled (from the series 'La ciudad vista desde la mesa casa')

Auction Date: May 24, 2017

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: CARLOS GARAICOA - Untitled (from the series 'La ciudad vista desde la mesa casa')...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Phillips

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Carlos Garaicoa, 6 Chromogenic Color Prints and 2 Negatives

Lot 382: Carlos Garaicoa, 6 Chromogenic Color Prints and 2 Negatives

Auction Date: May 15, 2017

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Carlos Garaicoa, 6 Chromogenic Color Prints and 2 Negatives. Artist and certain images featured in the book, "Cuba on the Verge". Exhibition prints. Largest Size: 11.75'' x 10'', 30 x 25 cm (image); 14'' x 11'', 36 x 28 cm (sheet)....

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Auction House: Material Culture

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CARLOS GARAICOA - Two Works: i) Y nos obliga a volar en la misma direccion ii) Ese Silencio Ambiguo

Lot 94: CARLOS GARAICOA - Two Works: i) Y nos obliga a volar en la misma direccion ii) Ese Silencio Ambiguo

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2016

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

Description: CARLOS GARAICOA - Two Works: i) Y nos obliga a volar en la misma direccion ii) Ese Silencio Ambiguo...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Phillips

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CARLOS GARAICOA | Blood, Blood, Blood - Y Muchas Mentiras

Lot 130: CARLOS GARAICOA | Blood, Blood, Blood - Y Muchas Mentiras

Auction Date: Sep 20, 2016

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Description: Unique 22/05/2014...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Sotheby's

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CARLOS GARAICOA - Two works: i. Quijote ii. La maravilla (La conversación), 1995-1996

Lot 79: CARLOS GARAICOA - Two works: i. Quijote ii. La maravilla (La conversación), 1995-1996

Auction Date: May 23, 2016

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: CARLOS GARAICOA - Two works: i. Quijote ii. La maravilla (La conversación), 1995-1996...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Phillips

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CARLOS GARAICOA (B.1967) | New York

Lot 176: CARLOS GARAICOA (B.1967) | New York

Auction Date: Nov 20, 2015

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

Description: screen print on canvas and light box...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Carlos Garaicoa

Lot 5: Carlos Garaicoa

Auction Date: May 29, 2014

Estimate: $18,000 - $22,000

Description: Untitled (UFO's) This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist....

Location: Unknown, MA, US

Auction House: Phillips

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Carlos Garaicoa

Lot 75: Carlos Garaicoa

Auction Date: May 29, 2014

Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000

Description: Towers...

Location: Unknown, MA, US

Auction House: Phillips

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Carlos Garaicoa(b.1967)

Lot 92: Carlos Garaicoa(b.1967)

Auction Date: May 28, 2014

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: installation of three color photographs plus text,Each: 20 by 24 in.,50.8 by 61 cm,Edition 3 of 5....

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Carlos Garaicoa(b.1967)

Lot 89: Carlos Garaicoa(b.1967)

Auction Date: May 28, 2014

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000

Description: c-print,39 1/8 by 31 1/2 in.,100 by 80 cm,Edition 5 of 5.Executed in 2001....

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Carlos Garaicoa (Cuban b. 1967)

Lot 351: Carlos Garaicoa (Cuban b. 1967)

Auction Date: Nov 16, 2011

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: Carlos Garaicoa (Cuban b. 1967)
Untitled
nails and string on black and white photograph in Plexiglas case
48¾ x 60 x 3¼ in. (123.8 x 152.4 x 8.3 cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Carlos Garaicoa (Cuban b. 1967)

Lot 351: Carlos Garaicoa (Cuban b. 1967)

Auction Date: Nov 15, 2011

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: Carlos Garaicoa (Cuban b. 1967)
Untitled
nails and string on black and white photograph in Plexiglas case
48¾ x 60 x 3¼ in. (123.8 x 152.4 x 8.3 cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Carlos Garaicoa (Cuban, b. 1967): Untitled (Abstraction)

Lot 168: Carlos Garaicoa (Cuban, b. 1967): Untitled (Abstraction)

Auction Date: Feb 25, 2011

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Color photograph, signed and dated '97, numbered 1/73; 62 x 49 in....

Location: Hudson, NY, US

Auction House: Stair

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Carlos Garaicoa (Cuban, b. 1967): Untitled (Hole in Wall)

Lot 232: Carlos Garaicoa (Cuban, b. 1967): Untitled (Hole in Wall)

Auction Date: Feb 25, 2011

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Cibachrome print, matted and framed; 38 1/2 x 39 1/2 in., (image)....

Location: Hudson, NY, US

Auction House: Stair

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CARLOS GARAICOA (b. 1967): ARCHITECTURAL RUIN

Lot 131: CARLOS GARAICOA (b. 1967): ARCHITECTURAL RUIN

Auction Date: Dec 04, 2010

Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000

Description: Cibachrome print, 36 x 45 in., signed, titled, numbered 1/1 or dated '99....

Location: Hudson, NY, US

Auction House: Stair

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CARLOS GARAICOA

Lot 73: CARLOS GARAICOA

Auction Date: Jun 01, 2010

Estimate: €1,000 - €1,500

Description: CARLOS GARAICOA CUBAN B.1967 DEL PROYECTO MEMORIA ÍNTIMAS: MARCAS 1997-2008 (GRAFFITI UNITA) 1997-2008 c-print, edition 3 + 1 AP 57 x 45 cm / 22.44 x 17.72"...

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Carlos Garaicoa Paisaje, S/f C-print, 58 x 39 cm

Lot 137: Carlos Garaicoa Paisaje, S/f C-print, 58 x 39 cm

Auction Date: Feb 17, 2008

Estimate: €0 - €1,500

Description: Carlos Garaicoa Paisaje, S/f C-print, 58 x 39 cm Firmado al dorso Procedencia: Taller del artista Colección Fundación Daniella Chappard Colección privada Caracas-Venezuela...

Location: Madrid, ES

Auction House: Casa de Subastas Odalys

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CARLOS GARAICOA Autoflagelación, Supervivencia,

Lot 52: CARLOS GARAICOA Autoflagelación, Supervivencia,

Auction Date: Oct 13, 2007

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Description: CARLOS GARAICOA Autoflagelación, Supervivencia, Insubordinación (Self-Flagellation, Survial, Insubordination), 2003...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Phillips

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