Cuban Cultural Center New York Art Auction for Charity

Manhattan Art Auctions



Supporting the


The History of Cuban Baseball

To be held: July 9th at Fordham University


Magnificent art pieces offered at well below their value

New York, NY – May 25th, 2011 – Carmen Herrera, whom The New York Times has referred to as “a nonagenarian homebound painter with arthritis, [who] is hot,” and whose work is in the world’s most prestigious museums, such as the MOMA, is one of the Cuban artists who, at 7:30 pm on June 3rd, will be part of the auction organized by the Cuban Cultural Center of NY (CCCNY) and Manhattan Art Auctions.

Besides Carmen Herrera’s oeuvre, the auction will include approximately 25 paintings and photographs by renowned and highly coveted Cuban artists, as well as from new emerging painters whose art is just starting to be recognized. The eclectic selection brings together artists with different characteristics and from different generations, including Gustavo Acosta, José Acosta, Susan Bank, Guido Betancourt, Humberto Calzada, Chary Castro-Marín, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Enrique Cubillas, Arturo Cuenca, Liliam Cuenca, Ofill Echevarría, Nelson Franco, Florencio Gelabert, David Martínez, Manuel Pardo, Jesús Rivera, Baruj Salinas, Leandro Soto, Mario Torroella, Gladys Triana, and Raúl Villarreal.

The auction will take place on Friday June 3rd at 7:30 pm at the The Spanish Benevolent Society (239 West 14th Street, NYC), an emblematic historical institution founded in 1868. As Manuel Castedo, president of the CCCNY, states, “this is a unique opportunity for all art collectors. Since this event is organized as a fund raiser,* the starting bids will be well below the value of these pieces. Moreover, the $50 entrance fee is tax-deductible and will be applied to any art purchase.”

All attendees will enjoy a rich selection of tapas prepared by international chef Lupe Torres, from the Spanish restaurant La Nacional, as well as the right to participate in special raffles. Given the limited space and the anticipated response to this event, we suggest that interested art collectors buy their tickets early at For further information, please write to

*All proceeds will be donated to the fund in benefit of the CCCNY’s X Annual Congress:

The History of Cuban Baseball (details at

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