Lot 33
Nicaragua (1927-2011)
Untitled (Composition in Black, White, and Gray) (1969)

oil on canvas


64 x 51 1/2 inches


signed lower right

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

Price Realized: $38,400
Includes buyer's premium

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Frame Information

frame dimensions: 65 x 52 1/2 x 2 inches, wood frame


From the Collection of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


overall good condition, some areas of gentle craquelure, minor scuffs

Armando Morales

Nicaragua 1927-2011

Armando Morales left an indelible mark on the art world through his distinctive style and contributions to contemporary Latin American art. His works, characterized by a fusion of realism and surrealism, showcase a unique artistic language that continues to captivate audiences.  

Armando Morales studied at the School of Plastic Arts in Managua, learning from Augusto Fernandez and Rodrigo Penalba, eventually participating in international exhibitions from 1959 onwards. Influenced by abstract art upon arriving in New York, Morales later transitioned to figurative art, blending contemporary elements with depictions of tropical landscapes and the human figure.

Described as having a unique style combining contemporary influences with elements of his homeland, Morales gained recognition for his distinct approach. He worked as a painting professor at Cooper Union in New York and later became a cultural attaché in Paris. With the support of gallerist Claude Bernard, he exhibited extensively in Paris, Miami, and across Latin America.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Proceeds from this sale will directly benefit The Society of MSK, which was founded in 1946 by a group of forward-thinking women dedicated to enhancing the hospital environment and level of patient support that have always been the hallmarks of MSK. Today, the Society has evolved into a full partner of MSK as an internationally renowned organization involved in both policy and fundraising in support of research, patient care programs and education. 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the world's oldest and largest private cancer center, providing comprehensive care to patients from all walks of life. Renowned for its cutting-edge research, innovative treatments, and compassionate approach to care, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is dedicated to making progress against cancer and improving outcomes for patients worldwide.