Lot 22

Armando Barrios Painting, 37"H

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Armando Barrios (Venezuelan, 1920-1999)
Marking(s); notes: signed; 1948
Materials: oil on canvas
Dimensions (H, W, D): 37.5"h, 23.5"w; 44"h, 30"w frame
Additional Information: Provenance: Collection of Carlos Heny, Caracas, Venezuela | Jennifer Pallisso Trust, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In his review of Armando Barrios: Retrospectiva (Galeria de Arte Nacional, 1977-1978), critic Roberto Guevara describes the year during which this work was created as one of transition. An excerpt from the synopsis reads, "He then refers to specific works with stylized figures, chiaroscuro effects, and a noticeable use of line, all of which were part of Barrios’ painting toward the end of this period (circa 1948). Guevara sees something new starting in 1949; the figures acquire greater plasticity and simplicity. He believes Barrios has gone through years of hesitation followed by a brief foray into Abstraction. Guevara then notices that Barrios incorporates a compositional abstract base which contributes to his return to Figuration. In other words, this is his densest, most detailed, and definitive phase." (source: synopsis, Armando Barrios by Roberto Guevara, icaa.mfah.org)


This lot is available for truck shipment to points along the I-95 corridor at a flat rate of $450 (including Shipper's full coverage for damage or loss).

Flat rate includes first-floor delivery within 50 miles of Interstate 95 (I-95) extending from PBMA in Lake Worth Beach to Massachusetts, including but not limited to Washington (D.C.), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), New York City (New York), New Haven (Connecticut), Providence (Rhode Island), and Boston (Massachusetts). This flat rate will also be applicable to certain additional areas on shipper's normal routes, including Atlanta (Georgia), the Hamptons (New York), and the Piedmont Triad of Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem (North Carolina). If your location is within the general area mentioned and you would like to confirm the flat rate applies or receive a revised quote for your specific needs, please contact Shipper directly: East Coast Express - Nicolas Prechaniuk: 973.803.6059. Shipper is a third-party vendor; payment for their services and any delivery instructions should be directed to them.  PBMA has worked with Shipper for years and has full confidence in them, but Shipper will be solely responsible and insure against any damage or loss.  We will work with Buyer and Shipper to combine shipping for qualifying lots where possible; please inquire to confirm availability of combination shipment and quote. International shipments will be referred to a third-party carrier; please email us if you need assistance. Winning bidders are welcome to use their own shipper if preferred.


very good, soft gray scuff towards left side (condition of art only)

All bidders in our auctions should be aware of the following: Lots are sold "AS IS" as described in the Terms & Conditions of Auction. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Palm Beach Modern Auctions. PBMA strives to provide as much information as possible about items, including multiple photos, dimensions and condition reports. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. All bidders are encouraged to inspect items of interest in person and ask any questions they may have prior to bidding as well as review all points in the Terms & Conditions.

Bidder FAQs
- Live and video preview are available, as are high resolution photos. Please direct all inquiries to info@modernauctions.com.
- The buyer's premium is 28% across all methods of bidding.
- We highly recommend obtaining shipping quotes in advance of the auction. A list of shippers is available on our website under "Buying" or by request.
- All bidders should read and understand the Terms & Conditions of Auction. The T&C can be reviewed when you register, via the listing, on our website under "Buying" or by request.

Available payment options

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Diners
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • Union Pay