The Fidel Micó Catalogue Raisonnée 6th edition 2017 José A. Buxadó Researcher in charge of the project as a member of the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association

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The publication of this Sixth Edition of the Fidel Micó Catalogue Raisonnée has been supported by Fidel Micó, and his family. This research effort has not received support from collectors and galleries that owns the paintings shown here.

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Fidel Micó (b. 1962) is an ambidextrous painter regarded as one of the prominent figures of an artistic movement that includes more than 60 Cuban landscape painters (Annex 1) whose excellent representation of nature has formed the basis for the revival of the genre after the 1980s. This book highlights the artist's historic presence and significant contribution to Cuban Art of the 20th and 21rst centuries, and includes biography, chronology, authenticity (Annex 2), and the Catalogue Raisonné of artworks by Fidel Micó currently being compiled. Item examinations have been noted in the cases of artworks that have been investigated in the original. In this edition, additional information on the market of his paintings has been included due to a severe impact of this subject on the recognition and reputation of the artist has been verified during research.

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Table of content Project Profile ............................................................................................................................................... 5 Biography ...................................................................................................................................................... 7 Chronology .................................................................................................................................................... 8 Collections ................................................................................................................................................... 17 Publications ................................................................................................................................................. 18 Catalogue Raisonnée .................................................................................................................................. 21 Annex 1: Cuban landscape painters .......................................................................................................... 263 Annex 2: Authenticity ............................................................................................................................... 276 Annex 3: Publications ................................................................................................................................ 277

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Project Profile A basic research is usually performed with absolute and total freedom. Often, there aren’t defined objectives in this type of investigation. When some objectives have been drawn, these are only derived from the personality of the research staff, and the risk of failures is high. On the contrary, an applied research is less risky, because its degree of freedom is lower, and objectives are more defined than in a basic research. An applied study is the starting point of a research project, because every effort is performed to obtain specific results, a budget should be calculated, and a time estimated. Therefore, “The Fidel Micó Catalogue Raisonnée” (FMCR) should be understood as an applied research project.

Fidel Micó’s style has been always evolving. If several paintings from the same year are compared, we can find a continue experimentation on composition issues. The apparently simple landscapes “Al cantío de un gallo”, “Amanecer en la sierra”, and “Camino a la laguna”, painted in 2000, show his ability to change the position of a single tree and a few palms with different intentions. However, at present, he is more interested in using his pictorial mastery for representing universal, civilizing, and educative messages as his contribution for humankind improvement. He has been collecting opinions on his paintings “El poder de la naturaleza”, and “Otra oportunidad” before starting his next conceptual paintings.

The paintings “La Maja del Río”, “La roca del Diablo”, and “Festín de gaviotas” demonstrate that a human, a rock, and a few birds can be principal elements of landscapes under different chromatic schemes, at least, in middle ground and foreground. Concerning to techniques, I must confess that a few things compare with a day observing him at the studio. Certainly, Micó was born for painting, and I have not been able to decode his method, maybe because he never makes sketches, calculations or action plans. He just starts painting “a la prima”, like an impressionist, but painting with realism and sincerity. In addition, he painted an undetermined amount of murals when he was serving in the army (1980 – 1983), and during the 90s, that could deserve further study.

This project has been opened to explore the artist’s work in the last 40 years. The project began 6 years ago from informal interviews at the artist’s studio. Although best known as a landscape painter, Micó has also worked on genre combinations, and figurative. The FMCR will comprise his entire body of works created from 1972 to 2016, including an undetermined amount of oil on canvases that could be higher than 2 000. New information will be added every year until research is complete (expected 2020). Previous editions were published available for free download at the websites The Art Room Telford and Google Drive including results from 1997 to 2015. This publication may encourage current owners of Micó’s works to supply information and images to the project for further research that could be mostly focused on collectors and galleries from USA, Mexico, Italy, and Spain. We are lucky to have the artist’s record and better memory to add depth and context to our daily research. Our current tangible assets are printed publications in Art Nexus, Art Circuit Newsletters, Granma, Tribuna de la Habana, J

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Mass Communication & Journalism, Art Documentation, and the Micó’s family involvement, but the project has not received support from collectors and galleries. An unusual and serious challenge for starting up this project is the absence of certificates of authenticity and ownership, because Micó granted these legal documents for the first time in 2015. Abundant data on the market of this artist could be collected for this edition in spite of an intriguing silence around sales of his work in other countries, and persistence of toxic collectors.

This project has been intended to improve the public understanding of the Micó’s work. We start to understand the importance of a permanent and comfortable studio when we know on the frequent changes of Micó’s address, and dimensions of his current painting room and storage (2.0 x 2.0 x 2.4 m). His spontaneous development from 10 years old, without any advice and formal training, and his devotion for teaching the pictorial art to many young artists without asking nothing in exchange afford relevant insights into how Micó’s living and work continue to resonate within the contemporary art. We hope that the FMCR shows a good sense of how Micó’s method and practice has been throughout his lifetime working in different formats, and genre’s combinations, ranging from portrait to landscape. The FMCR has been written in a way that shows what he was working on each year alongside what he was showing in exhibitions. The book has been divided in four simple chapters (biography, chronology, publication, collections, and catalogue raisonnée) to facilitate a comprehensive approach to the artist career.

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Biography Fidel Micó (b. 1962) was not born in 1945 as reported by Davenport’s Art Reference & Price Guide in 2010. He is a contemporary Cuban painter and is regarded as one of the prominent figures of an artistic movement that includes more than 50 landscape painters (Annex 1) whose excellent representation of the Cuban nature has formed the basis for the revival of this genre in Cuba after the 1980s. Born in Havana, in January 24th 1962, he has always lived in Cuba where he received the “Leopoldo Romañach” award in 1974 five years before starting formal training at the Academy of Fine Art “San Alejandro”. After finishing military service, where he continues painting murals, Micó worked in the oil industry, but he did never abandon the pictorial art. His paintings decorate many house of Havana since that time.

Micó built a personal style in the 90s, by studying the Russian painter Ivan Shishkins and Impressionists, and his artworks were accepted at Víctor Manuel Gallery (Havana, Cuba) by 1998, and in many artistic spaces from 1999. His paintings have been in national and international exhibitions. The Cuban galleries “HER-CAR”, “Casa Museo Hurón Azul”, “La Acacia”, “Víctor Manuel”, and “Génesis” have included his paintings in several exhibitions devoted to the Cuban landscape. Micó’s paintings can be found at the USA galleries “Jorge M Sori Fine Art” and “Cuba! Gallery of Fine Art”, the Mexican gallery “Gallería Arte XXI”, and in private collection from Spain, Germany, Italy, Canada, China, USA, Russia, Mexico, and El Salvador. Seven of these paintings have been sold at private silent auctions, as well as the “Humidor Montecristo” created by him. From 2006, the magazines Art Nexus and Art Circuits Newsletters have paid particular attention to his artworks which have been reproduced as a notable example of the excellence that is showing the contemporary Cuban art. Fidel Micó remains active artistically, intellectually, and professionally by painting, studying, testing innovative pictorial pathways, and writing.

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Chronology Fidel Micó (b. 1962, January 24th, 1962, Havana, Cuba).

1972 July. Cuba was accepted as permanent member of the Council of Mutual Economic Support (CAME).

Fidel Micó develops a spontaneous interest on painting portraits by using rudimentary materials and industrial paintings, without receiving professional advice and formal training. Micó accepts the challenge of painting a Spanish actress from a small photo. He also painted his mother, and every object that was interesting for him.

Micó and his father visit the house of a famous Cuban painter, but they did not receive attention at all. He has never forgotten this awful moment of his life, which has always encouraged him to pay attention to every young artist that visits him. 1974-Panamá (August 22nd), Bahamas (November 30th), and Venezuela (Dicembre 30th) restart diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Fidel Micó receives the “Leopoldo Romañach” Award.

1975-The Cuban editorial industry published 700 titles (50 million books), and the Cuban visual art reached its “gold age” of creation.

1976 October 6 Two terrorist bombs exploded aboard a Cuban civilian airliner, “Cubana de Aviación” Flight 455, which had just taken off from Barbados. All 78 on board were killed, including the crew, the entire Cuban junior fencing team, and various citizens of Cuba, North Korea and Guyana.

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Wifredo Lam’s artworks are published in books written by Gabriel García Márquez: “Contra una casa seca”, “De la Sagrada Familia al derecho a la pereza de René Char”, and “El Último Viaje del buque fantasma”. August. The Cuban government sends troops to Angola for defending independence of the country from a South African invasion. December 2 Foundation of the Cuban Parliament and approval of a new Constitution of the Republic.

1979 September 1. Fidel Micó begins formal training at the Academy of Fine Art “San Alejandro”.

1980-Peru Embassy in Havana is assaulted and the Cuban government approves migration through the Port of Mariel.

Fidel Micó leaves the Academy for three years to comply with military service, but continues painting oil on canvases and murals in the army.

1982 December 8. Official funerals are organized in Havana, after Wifredo Lam dead. His ashes were deposited in the cemetery “Cristobal Colón”.

1983-Micó gets married with Teresa Jaret.

September 13 His son, the painter Michel Micó Jaret, is born.

1984-First Biennale of Havana is devoted to Latin America. More than 800 artists with a total of 2000 artworks were present at this international event.

1985-November 22. The Cuban newspaper “Granma” highlights murals painted by Fidel Micó at the Oil Refinery of Havana, Cuba.

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Octavio Borges Pérez (Reporter, AIN). “Un estado permanente de agitación”. Granma, November 22nd, 1985. “Desde que se entra a los locales del Buró Sindical de la Empresa Productora de Derivados del Petróleo Ñico López, la clásica antorcha de la rada habanera, se percibe un grato ambiente hospitalario. La paredes están cubiertas de una pintura mural de gran atractivo, obra de un joven, Fidel Micó, alérgico a que le tomen fotografías personales, pero con una destreza y amor por su afición plástica que incitan la admiración de sus compañeros de trabajo y de los visitantes”.

1986-Second Biennale of Havana is extended to artists from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. More than 700 artists from 56 countries were present at this second edition.

1993-Micó is accepted as member of Cuban Association of Artists and Craftsmen (ACAA), National Cultural Fund, and Center for Visual Art Development. Micó is included in the Catalogue of the Gallery “Víctor Manuel”, Havana, Cuba.

1994-Micó gets divorced, and married with Lidia Urrutia.

1996-Fidel Castro Ruz has a historic meeting with the Pope Juan Pablo II in Rome, and they agree on a next visit to Havana in 1997.

1997-A team of Cuban and Argentine forensic scientists finds the body of Ernesto Guevara de la Serna and six comrades, near from “Valle Grande”, Bolivia.

January 4 Micó´s daughter, Daniela Micó Urritia, is born.

1998-The Pope Juan Pablo II visits Cuba.

1999-IX Ibero-American Conference of 23 countries. Fidel Micó participates in the Exhibition of Landscape Painting in the Castle “La Cabaña”, Havana, Cuba. 10

2000-VII Bienal de la Habana, Galería Victor Manuel, Havana, Cuba.

2001-Group Exhibition “Landscape Painting”, Casa de la cultura de Arroyo Naranjo, Havana, Cuba.

“VI Competence on Painting and Drawing”, Casa Museo Hurón Azul, Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibition “Homenaje al 40 aniversario de la UNEAC”, Casa Cultura Arroyo Naranjo, Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibition “Primer Salón de Pintura”, Galería HER-CAR, Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibition “Colectivo plástico Carlos Enríquez”, Casa Museo Hurón Azul, Havana, Cuba.

2003-Group Exhibition “Concurso de Pintura y Dibujo: Combate”, Casa Museo Hurón Azul, Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibition “Entornos”, Hotel Parque Central, Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibition “Primer Salón de Paisajes Víctor Manuel”, Convento San Francisco de Asís, Havana, Cuba.

2004-Group Exhibition “Primavera en Arroyo”, Galería HER-CAR, Havana, Cuba.

2005-Group Exhibition “Segundo Salón Nacional de Paisaje Víctor Manuel”, Convento San Francisco de Asís, Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibition “Paisajes Primavera”, Galería La Acacia, Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibition “Efectos secundarios”, Registro Nacional de Bienes Culturales, Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibition, “Artbo 2005”, Feria Internacional de Arte de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia.

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2006-Group Exhibition “Latin American Artists”, Jorge M Sori Fine Art Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.

2007-Group Exhibition “Latin American Artists”, Jorge M Sori Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.

2008-Group Exhibition “Cada quien con su paisaje”, Galería La Acacia, Havana, Cuba.

July. The Cuban newspaper “Tribuna de la Habana” publishes a critical comment on the Micó’s painting “La Despedida en la Moca”. Angela Capote. Enfoques del Paisaje. Tribuna de la Habana, July 13th, 2008. “Puede observarse desde la poética de un bucolismo que imbrica la apropiación de recursos académicos con un vuelo imaginativo que se regodea en un juego de planos, capaz de detener el paso del visitante, como ocurre en La Despedida, de Fidel Micó, provista de un engamado armónico por las sutilezas de las tonalidades.”

Black September. Jenny Anderson, Eric Dash and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Lehman Files for Bankruptcy; Merrill Is Sold. The New York Times. September 14th, 2008.

“In one of the most dramatic days in Wall Street’s history, Merrill Lynch agreed to sell itself on Sunday to Bank of America for roughly $50 billion to avert a deepening financial crisis, while another prominent securities firm, Lehman Brothers, filed for bankruptcy protection and hurtled toward liquidation after it failed to find a buyer.” Sori J. M. “Five Contemporary Latin American Artists”. Miami Art Guide, September 16th, 2008.

“Five Contemporary Latin American Artists is a new group exhibition at Jorge M. Sori Fine Arts featuring works by Tómas Sánchez, Jaime Carrasquilla, Fidel Mico, Ivan Loboguerrero and Renato Meziat. Tomas Sanchez brings us one of his serene landscapes in Laguna. This work is part of Sanchez' use of landscapes to express his feelings about man and culture in its natural environment. Jaime Carrasquilla's work reflects how he was influenced by the surroundings of the city port of Cartagena, Colombia. Loboguerrero shows two paintings with his unique subject matters in which he features a human being wrapped around his art. Fidel Mico’s sendero combines natural scenery with subtle shadows to create a different type of landscape. Meziat established his own unique

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vision of Realism, in which a common object becomes a sophisticated, modern statement while retaining a classic sense of style.” December 31, Group Exhibition “Renowned Latin American Artists”, Jorge M. Sori Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.

2009 February - Auction of the “Humidor Montecristo” designed by the artist José Ernesto Aguilera Reina, and created by Fidel Micó. Sold for € 120 000 to a Canadian collector at the “XI Festival del Habano”, La Habana, Cuba. Publications of February 28th, 2009.

Cuban News Agency. “Cigar Auction rises close to 1 million Euros for Cuban health service”.

Mitchell Orchant. “XI Festival Gala dinner and auction”. C. Cigars Ltd., Cigar Blog.

Roberto F. Campos. “Cigar auction to fund Cuban health”. Cigars Weekly News.

Anne-Marie Garcia. “Subasta puros cubanos recauda 1.2 millones de dólares”. El Nacional (R. Dominicana).

Group Exhibition “Cuban Visions”, Cuban Embassy, Doha, Qatar. Group Exhibition “13th Moscow Fair of Art”, Central House of the Artist, Moscow, Russia. September 24th. Cubaminrex-Embacuba Rusia-PL. “Cuba explora mercado de artes ruso.” Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs.

“Cuba explora posibilidades para sus obras de arte en esta primera incursión en el mercado ruso, con una muestra representativa de los pintores de la isla en la exposición Arte-Moscú, inaugurada hoy en esta capital… Además de los cuadros de Montoto y los jóvenes valores Racial Gómez Golpe y Kelvin López, la exposición contó con las muestras de Luis Antonio Espinosa, con los acrílicos “Atardecer”, “Árboles sobre el brillo del lago” y “Atardecer sobre dos líneas del paisaje”. También exponen Fidel Micó, con “La Despedida”, en óleo/tela, Alan Manuel González, con “Hay bajo el sol un momento para todos”, Lester Campa, con “Transición”, y Roberto Fabelo, con “Retratos locos”. Además, se presenta una obra intitulada de Jorge Rigol, de 1957, dos de Luis Martínez Pedro, de

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1969 y 1971, una de 1963 y otra de 1980, de Raúl Milián, así como composiciones de Zaida del Río, Eduardo Roca, Gilberto Frometa y Julio Valdés, entre otros.”

2010-Group Exhibition Salón de Paisaje “170 Aniversario del Natalicio del Insigne Pintor Esteban Chartrand”, Salón Blanco del Convento de San Francisco de Asís, Havana, Cuba.

Micó’s wife is diagnosed with breast cancer. He stops painting, and breaks every compromise to care his wife. Fortunately, she survives, and Micó’s restarted his career, but all dealers and collectors abandoned him. A few friends remained loyal (Dionel Delgado González, José Ernesto Aguilera, and Tony Piñera) encouraging him to continue painting and developing his personal style.

May-The Magazine Art Circuits Newsletters publishes critical opinions on the Micó’s artwork. Sori J. M. “Fidel Mico and Ivan Loboguerrero. Recent Works”. Art Circuits Newsletters. Vol. 5, Nº 29, May 2010, p. 10.

“One of the main themes of his artwork is landscapes in which he combines a wide array of colors which gives his paintings movement in each stroke. A good example is “Paisaje VII” (“Los senderos del bosque de la Habana Nº 1”). The beauty of this work frames itself in a realism which delights and involves the viewer with each step of his strokes. This creates an impressive colorfulness that transports the mind to unknown latitudes inside this tropical landscape.”

2011- Group Exhibition Salón de Paisaje “Sin irnos por las ramas”, Galería La Acacia, Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibition, “Artists”, Jorge M. Sori Fine Art (June – August, 2011). Jorge M. Sori. “Artists”. Art Nexus. June 1st, 2011.

2013-Group Exhibition “Life”, Hotel Occidental Miramar, Havana, Cuba. 2014 – The Fidel Micó Catalogue Raisonnée is included in databases of the Catalogue Raisonnée Scholars Association and the International Foundation for Art Research. May – Collaboration with Heritage Auction Inc, and Davenport’s Art Reference & Price Guide to delete a wrong record on the artist that was a source of confusion in provenance research. Micó F. “The canon’s cracks.” Philpapers, 2014, http://philpapers.org/rec/MICTCC-2. 14

Micó F. “Compendium of documents for supporting a research project on the pictorial art”, Philpapers, 2014, http://philpapers.org/rec/MICCOD-2. December 17th – Important statements on diplomatic relations between Cuba and USA. 2015 – The Global Art Company accepts artworks painted by Fidel Micó following recommendations from the British artist Kate Lovell. January – The FMCR is included in the international database International Digital Archive (IDMARCH). March 31rst – Micó F, Buxadó JA (2015) Havana Biennial 2015. Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism, Volume 5, Issue 3: 251. doi:10.4172/2165-7912.1000251. Buxadó

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9Lf284Pu2XrbGtvSkVBcDdoSDA/view?usp_sharing. April – The journal Art Documentation accepts for publication the article “Catalogue Raisonné of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case”, written by José A. Buxadó. May 20th – Public auction of the oil on canvas “Bohio virgen”, as lot 111, at Antiques Supermarkets (Florida, USA). June 4th – Group Exhibition “Asere que volá”, Galería Arte XXI, Mexico City, Mexico. July 15th – The SVP, Private Client and Sale Development at Sotheby’s, María Bonta de la Pezuela, comments: “Congratulations on compiling the Fidel Mico catalogue raisonnée. We do not have a market for this artist’s work and therefore do not suggest auction at Sotheby’s at this time”. November – Buxadó JA (fall 2015) Catalogue Raisonné of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, ISSN (Print) 0730-7187, University of Chicago, Volume 34, Nº 2: 349 – 353. November 5th – The article was indexed at the Scottish database JournalTOCs. Edinburgh: HeriotWatt University. November 6th – Buxadó JA, Charlotte C. The silence smell. 1rst edition, New York: Lulu Press, Inc. ISBN: 9781329672482. Public auction of the oil on canvas “Bohio virgen” at Ruby Lane Inc (New York). 2016 - Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. “Michel Micó 2016”. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016. Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. “Fidel Cuba”. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016. June 10th – Buxadó J. A. Multiverse vision of a Cuban painter. Google News, June 10th, 2016. 15

August 2nd – Buxadó J. A. “Trending topics in the contemporary painting.” Google News, August 2nd, 2016. September 2nd – Buxadó J. A. “Nature and value of a painting.” Google News, September 2nd, 2016. October 19th – Raquel Hinojosa. “Cuba – Presente art exhibition. Group art exhibition.” Valley Town Crier, October 19th, 2016. October 20th – Edelia Hernández. “Llega al Valle Cuba Presente.” El Mañana de Reynosa (reproduced in Google News), October 20th, 2016. October 21rst – 29th, Group exhibition “Cuba Presente”, Gallery Art Studio by Design located at 722 N. Main St in McAllen, Texas. October 21th – Buxadó J. A. “Efficient market hypothesis in the art world.” Google News, October 21th, 2016. December 7th – Buxadó J. A. “Overloading the painted place with spiritual energy.” Google News, December 7th, 2016. December 28th – Buxadó J. A. “Global warming in the contemporary art.” Google News, December 28th, 2016. 2017 January 26th – Buxadó J. A. “Real estate valuation of fine art.” Google News, January 26th, 2017. September - President Donald Trump moved USA embassy from Havana to Bogotá, Colombia, and asked for a significant reduction of personnel at the Cuban embassy in Washington due to perception of unusual sounds at the USA embassy. October – New immigration rules are established in Cuba to facilitate travels of Cubans living in other countries, and their offspring.

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Collections Garcés Morales’ collection, New Jersey, USA, 2 work. Antonio Flores’s collection, Mexico City, 4 works. Gunter’s collection, Mexico City, Mexico, 2 works. Gallería Arte XXI, Mexico City, Mexico, 6 works. Duncan Forbes’s collection, The Netherlands, 2 work. Armando Dayan’s collection, Canada, 1 work. Galería Cubarte, Santiago de Chile, Chile, 6 works. Jorge M Sorí Fine Art Gallery, Miami, FL, USA, 2 works. Cuba! Gallery of Fine Cuban Art, Melbourne, FL, USA, 1 work. Tony Piñera’s collection, Havana, Cuba, 1 work. The Collection of the Artist, Havana, Cuba, 3 works. Cesar Evora’s collection, Mexico City, Mexico, 1 work. Cuauhtémoc’s collection, Mexico City, Mexico, 1 work. Private collectors from Cuba, USA, Qatar, Spain, Germany, Italy, Canada, China, Mexico, and El Salvador, unknown amount of works.

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Publications 1985

Octavio Borges Pérez. “Un estado permanente de agitación”. Granma, November 22nd, 1985.

2003

Entornos. La Habana: Hotel Parque Central, April 29th - June 29th, 2003. Exhibition catalogue. Preface by José A. González and Cary Jiménez. Primer Salón de Paisajes Víctor Manuel. La Habana: Convento San Francisco de Asís, February 2003. Exhibition catalogue. Preface by Jorge R. Bermúdez.

2005

Segundo Salón de Paisajes Víctor Manuel. La Habana: Convento San Francisco de Asís, April 2005. Exhibition catalogue. Preface by Concepción Otero Naranjoez. Artbo 2005. Bogotá: Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá. Exhibition catalogue, p. 62.

2006

Sori J. M. Transpiración. Art Nexus. Vol. 5, Nº 61, 2006, reproduced in page 99.

2007

Sori J. M. El salto. Art Nexus. Vol. 5, Nº 63, 2007, reproduced in page 43.

2008

Angela Capote. Enfoques del Paisaje. Tribuna de la Habana (newspaper), July 18th, 2008. Cada quien con su paisaje. La Habana: Galería La Acacia, May-July 2008, Exhibition catalogue. Preface by Tony Piñera. Piñera T. Cada quien con su paisaje. Granma (newspaper), July 13th, 2008. Grillo R. A la hora de los paisajes. CubAhora (newspaper). July 13th, 2008. Galería La Acacia. What’s on? Cuban Absolutely, July 2008, page 7. Sori J. M. Five Contemporary Latin American Artists. Miami Art Guide, September 16th, 2008. Sori J. M. Renowned Latin American Artists. Art Circuits Newsletters. Vol. 2, Nº 13, November 2008, p. 3. James Echols. Coral Gables Gallery Night Friday. Renowned Latin American Artists. Examiner, December 31st, 2008.

2009

Cuban Visions. Doha: Cuban Embasy in Qatar, 2009. Exhibition catalogue. Preface: Tony Piñera. 170 Aniversario del Natalicio del Insigne Pintor Esteban Chartrand. La Habana: Convento San Francisco de Asís, November - December 2010. Exhibition catalogue. Curators: Dianeris Peña, Roberto Alfonso. 18

2010

Sori J. M. Fidel Micó and Ivan Loboguerrero. Recent Works. Art Circuits Newsletters. Vol. 5, Nº 29, May 2010, p. 10. Signed limited edition prints “El salto de la Yagruma”. Galería Génesis, La Habana, Cuba.

2011

Sori Jorge M. Artists. Art Nexus. June 1st, 2011. Sin irnos por las ramas. La Habana: Galería La Acacia, 2011. Exhibition catalogue. Curator: Roberto Cobas.

2014

Micó F. The canon’s cracks. Philpapers, 2014, URL: http://philpapers.org/rec/MICTCC-2. Micó F. Compendium of documents for supporting a research project on the pictorial art, Philpapers, 2014, URL: http://philpapers.org/rec/MICCOD-2.

2015

Micó F, Buxadó JA (2015) Havana Biennial 2015. J Mass Communication & Journalism, Vol. 5, Issue 3: 251. doi:10.4172/2165-7912.1000251. URL : http://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/havana-biennial-2015-2165-7912-1000251.pdf Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonnée of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, ISSN (print): 0730-7187, University of Chicago, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, 349-353. URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/683379. Buxadó JA, Charlotte C. The silence’s smell. 1rst edition, 2015, Raleigh: Lulu Press, Inc. ISBN: 9781329672482. URL: http://www.lulu.com/shop/celia-charlotte-and-jos%C3%A9-a-buxad%C3%B3/thesilences-smell/ebook/product-22453675.html.

2016

Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Michel Micó 2016. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016. Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016. Buxadó JA. Multiverse vision of a Cuban painter. Google News, June 10th, 2016. Buxadó JA. Trending topics in the contemporary painting. Google News, August 2nd, 2016. September 2nd – Buxadó J. A. “Nature and value of a painting.” Google News, September 2nd, 2016. October 19th – Raquel Hinojosa. “Cuba – Presente art exhibition. Group art exhibition.” Valley Town Crier, October 19th, 2016. October 20th – Edelia Hernández. “Llega al Valle Cuba Presente.” El Mañana de Reynosa (reproduced in Google News), October 20th, 2016. October 21rst – 29th, Group exhibition “Cuba Presente”, Gallery Art Studio by Design 19

located at 722 N. Main St in McAllen, Texas. October 21th – Buxadó J. A. “Efficient market hypothesis in the art world.” Google News, October 21th, 2016. December 7th – Buxadó J. A. “Overloading the painted place with spiritual energy.” Google News, December 7th, 2016. December 28th – Buxadó J. A. “Global warming in the contemporary art.” Google News, December 28th, 2016. 2017 January 26th – Buxadó J. A. “Real estate valuation of fine art.” Google News, January 26th, 2017.

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Catalogue Raisonnée Fidel Micó: The work on canvas – A Catalogue Raisonnée Project

Fidel Micó (b. 1962) is a contemporary Cuban painter and is regarded as one of the prominent figures of an artistic movement that includes more than 60 landscape painters (see Annex), whose excellent representation of nature has formed the basis for the revival of landscape painting in Cuba after the 1980s. With a career spanning four-decades, this new book highlights Micó’s presence and significant contribution to Cuban Art of the 20th and 21rst Century. In 2012, images of the artist’s paintings were compiled and published at the website The Art Room Telford by the British writer Kate Lovell. This year, a search for provenance information was started along with digitalization of old photographs that were preserved by Micó in films. The artist’s notebooks were consulted, looking for additional information, and interviews were performed to family and visitors of Micó’s studio (artists, neighbors, and friends). The website ArtsCad has also been a critical support for publication of more than 50 images and information of Micó’s paintings from 2013 to the present. The Fidel Micó Catalogue Raisonné project is open-ended and on-going accommodating new research. The catalogue is founded on the artist’s inventories, journals, Internet, and extensive personal archive. These textural references and notes, which were maintained throughout the artist’s life and will be continued by the author of this book, are at the core of the catalogue. The catalogue also benefits from the active participation of his family: Josefina Mesa, Lidia Urrutia, Daniela Micó, and Michel Micó. In the present edition, an additional effort has been invested to explore the erratic market of Fidel Micó from interesting observations of unusual behaviors of some collectors that own his artworks. Until now, editorial proposals for publication of this book have been rejected.

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Bailarina Española 1980 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: FidelM 80 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance The Collection of the Artist. This painting is in restoration after an accidental damage at the artist’s studio.

Exhibition History No known exhibitions

Published References Buxadó JA, Charlotte C. The silence’s smell. 1rst edition, 2015, Raleigh: Lulu Press Inc, reproduced in page 148. Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonné of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 352.

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Item Examination

The painting “Bailarina Española” is an oil on canvas painted by Fidel Micó in 1980 when he was student at the Academy of Fine Art “San Alejandro”. The canvas used in this work was medium thickness cotton (unprimed). Stretching was made by fixing the canvas with ¼ inch brads. Priming was made with three layers of a mixture containing whiting and glue, by using 2 inch brush. The artist preferred gesso, but it was not available in the local market. Every layer was followed by drying during 24 hours and careful sand-down before applying the next layer. Drawing was made by pencil, taking a photo as a model. The painting was made in three layers using a mixture of linseed oil and camphene as diluents. Volumes were defined from the second stain, starting from the background to the foreground. Details and light were defined in the third layer. Finally, two layers of varnishing were applied, by using 2 inch brush, with 48 hours of drying between layers.

The oil painting, varnish, and brush manufacturer are unknown. The painter blister brushes for blending the colors together. The type of brushes used for painting are unknown, but the artist referred that were old second hand brushes. The palette was brown wood (plywood) where the excess painting was stored for later use. Easels, knives, round brushes were not available in the local market. Varnish and oil paintings were not mixed during the process. The signature is beneath the varnish, and it was made in more than one stroke. The letter “M” is elongated to the left, which suggests a single stroke from right to left. There are not flatter or shorter appearance, rounded, neither pointed bottoms. The letter “F” contains three single stroke loops from left to right. The letter forms “i” and “e” are wide but small if compare with the total height of the signature. This painting was damaged by accident at the artist studio. Although damaged, the predominant color of the signature seems to be white, and the date of painting is 1980. There is not additional writing under the signature.

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Bohío virgen 1997 Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm Signed lower right: FMicó. Although the painting does not include the year, the artist referred that was painted in 1997.

Provenance From the artist studio to an USA collector by 1997, without certificates of authenticity and ownership (CA & CO). From USA collector to public auction as lot 111, at Antiques Supermarkets (Florida, USA) by May 20th 2015. From The Reckless Necklace (Kitty Curry, Oklahoma City, USA) to public auction at Ruby Lane Inc (New York) by November 6th, 2015. Estimate price: 2 000 USD (This value has been assumed as reference for calculations of the Present estimate price).

Exhibition History No known exhibitions

Published References No known literature

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Important note: In 2015, the estimate price increased from 0.31 to 1.56 USD/in2, between May and November 2015 (months of Latin American Art Auction at major auction houses).

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Item Examination Although this item was not examined in the original, the artist referred the following information in interview by 2015:

The painting “Bohío virgen” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 1997. He used a canvas of medium thickness cotton (unprimed). Stretching was made by fixing the canvas with ¼ inch brads. Priming was made in three layers of gesso by using 2 inch brush. Every layer was followed by drying during 24 hours and careful sand-down before applying the next layer. Drawing was made by pencil, at the painted place. The painting was made in three layers using a mixture of linseed oil and camphene as diluents.

Volumes were defined from the second stain, starting from the background to the foreground. Details and light were defined in the third layer. The artist didn’t need more than a week to start varnishing after finishing the painting process, because he use a method to avoid the traditional drying time that usually ranges between 3 and 6 months. Finally, Micó applied two layers of varnishing, by using 2 inch brush, with 48 hours of drying between layers. The oil painting, varnish, and brush manufacturer are unknown. Blister brushes were used for blending the colors together. The palette was white plastic where the excess painting was stored for later use. Varnish and oil paintings were not mixed during the process. The signature is beneath the varnish, and it was made in more than one stroke.

A significant different in the calligraphy of the signature, between the artwork painted in 1980 and this painting, is perceptible. The change from “FidelM 80” to “FMicó” and the absence of the year in the second painting suggest the interest of the artist to finish it or to start a new painting. The letter “M” is not elongated, but suggests a single stroke from right to left. There are not flatter or shorter appearance, rounded, neither pointed bottoms. The letter “F” contains three single stroke loops from left to right. The letter “i” is elongated to the left, replacing the usual elongation of the letter “M” in most signatures observed in the work of Fidel Micó. The letter forms “i” is wide but not small if compare with the total height of the signature. There is not additional writing under the signature, or in the back of the painting.

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Río de aromas 1999 Oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 1999. This item was examined in the original.

Provenance From the artist studio to an USA collector from New Jersey, USA, by 2015, with CA & CO. Sold for 2 000 USD at the artist’s studio (This value has been assumed as reference for calculations of the Present estimate price).

Exhibition History No known exhibitions

Published References Buxadó J. A. “Multiverse vision of a Cuban painter.” Google News, June 10th, 2016.

Supplementary Images

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Item Examination

The painting “Río de aromas” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 1999. He used a canvas of medium thickness cotton (unprimed). Stretching was made by fixing the canvas with clasps. Priming was made in three layers of gesso by using 2 inch brush. Every layer was followed by drying during 24 hours and careful sand-down before applying the next layer. Drawing was made by pencil, at the painted place. The painting was made in three layers using a mixture of linseed oil and camphene as diluents.

Volumes were defined from the second stain, starting from the background to the foreground. Details and light were defined in the third layer. The artist didn’t need more than a week to start varnishing after finishing the painting process. Finally, Micó applied two layers of varnishing, by using 2 inch brush, with 48 hours of drying between layers. The oil painting, varnish, and brush manufacturer are unknown. Blister brushes were used for blending the colors together. The palette was white plastic where the excess painting was stored for later use. Varnish and oil paintings were not mixed during the process. The signature is beneath the varnish, and it was made in more than one stroke.

A significant different in the calligraphy of the signature, between the previous artworks (1997, 1980) and this painting, is perceptible. The signature (“FMicó 1999.”) was made twice, maybe to highlight it, and more attention was paid to calligraphy. The letter “F” was carefully drown, containing three elegant strokes with loops from right to left, and left to right. The letter “M” is slightly elongated, but suggests a single stroke from left to right, almost parallel to the letter “F”. There are not flatter or shorter appearance, rounded, neither pointed bottoms. The letter “i” is also slightly elongated to the left, replacing the usual elongation of the letter “M” in most signatures observed in the work of Fidel Micó. The letter forms “i” is wide and small if compare with the total height of the signature. For the first time a period was found in the signature of this artist. There is not additional writing under the signature, or in the back of the painting.

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La Maja del Rio 2000 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2000

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through Gallery Victor Manuel to a private collector by 2000, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History 2000-VII Bienal de la Habana, Galería Victor Manuel, Havana, Cuba.

Published References Buxadó J. A., Charlotte C. The silence’s smell. 1rst edition, 2015, Raleigh: Lulu Press Inc, reproduced in page 89. Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonnée of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 353.

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Al cantío de un gallo 2000 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signature was not included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2000.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through Gallery Victor Manuel to a private collector by 2001, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History 2001-Group Exhibition of Landscape Painting at the Castle La Cabaña, Havana, Cuba.

Published References Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonnée of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 353.

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La roca del diablo 2000 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2000.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2001, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibitions

Published References Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonnée of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 353.

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Festín de gaviotas 2000 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2000.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2001, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History 2001- Group Exhibition “Colectivo plástico Carlos Enríquez”, Casa Museo Hurón Azul, Havana, Cuba.

Published References Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonnée of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 353.

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Amanecer en la Sierra 2000 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signature was not included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2000.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2000, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibitions

Published References Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonnée of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 353.

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Camino a la Laguna 2000 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signature was not included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2000. A small fragment of the signature is present in the lower left of the image.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2000, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibitions

Published References Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonnée of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 353.

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Visión de la Maja 2000 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2000.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2000, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibitions

Published References No known literature

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Tierras del palmar 2000 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2000.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2000, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibitions

Published References No known literature

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Camino al bohío Nº 1 2001 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2001. The signature is slightly different from other specimens, which represents the only known example of a mistake writing “M” in Fidel’s signatures.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to an USA collector. Sold for 1 600 USD at the artist’s studio by 2001, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 7 057 USD.

Exhibition History 2003-Group Exhibition “Entornos”, Hotel Parque Central in Havana, April 29th - June 29th, 2003.

Published References Entornos. La Habana: Hotel Parque Central, April 29th June 29th, 2003. Exhibition catalogue. Preface: José A. González and Cary Jiménez. Buxadó JA, Charlotte C. The silence’s smell. 1rst edition, 2015, Raleigh: Lulu Press Inc, reproduced in page 151.

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Caprichoso arroyuelo 2001 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: FMicó. The year is not complete in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2001. The signature is identical to those present in most Micó’s paintings.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist´s studio to a Cuban collector by 2001. Sold for 1 500 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 120 USD.

Exhibition History 2001- Group Exhibition “Homenaje al 40 aniversario de la UNEAC”, Casa Cultura Arroyo Naranjo, Havana, Cuba.

Published References Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonné of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 352. Buxadó J. A., Charlotte C. The silence’s smell. 1rst edition, 2015, Raleigh: Lulu Press, Inc, p. 152.

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Arroyuelo escondido Nº 1 2001 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: “FMicó” The year is not complete in the image, but the artist referred that it was painted in 2001. The signature is identical to those present in most Micó’s paintings.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban collector by 2001, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History 2001- Group Exhibition “Primer Salón de Pintura”, Galería HER-CAR, Havana, Cuba.

Published References Buxadó J. A., Charlotte C. The silence’s smell. 1rst edition, 2015, Raleigh: Lulu Press, Inc, p. 153.

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Gran río serrano 2001 Oil on canvas 116 x 85 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2001

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Spanish collector by 2001. Sold for 1 800 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 5 624 USD.

Exhibition History 2003- Group Exhibition “Concurso de Pintura y Dibujo: Combate”, Casa Museo Hurón Azul, Havana, Cuba.

Published References No known literature

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Aguas claras del monte Nº 1 2002 Oil on canvas 130 x 95 cm Signed lower right: “FMicó 2002” A change on the signature’s calligraphy is perceptible.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through Victor Manuel Gallery to a Spanish collector by 2003. Sold for 1 400 USD, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 7 057 USD.

Exhibition History 2003- Group Exhibition “Primer Salón de Paisajes Víctor Manuel”, Convento San Francisco de Asís, Havana, Cuba.

Published References Primer Salón de Paisajes Víctor Manuel. La Habana: Convento San Francisco de Asís, February 2003. Exhibition catalogue. Preface: Jorge R. Bermúdez.

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El sendero de la Laguna 2002 Oil on canvas 75 x 100 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2002

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2002, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition.

Published References No known literature

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Riachuelo dormido Nº 1 2002 Oil on canvas 75 x 100 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2002

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2002, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History 2003- Group Exhibition “Entornos”, Hotel Parque Central, Havana, Cuba.

Published References Entornos. La Habana: Hotel Parque Central, April 29th June 29th, 2003. Exhibition catalogue. Preface: José A. González, and Cary Jiménez.

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Palmar de cause torcido Nº 1 2002 Oil on canvas 130 x 95 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2002

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Mexican collector by 2002. Sold for 800 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 7 057 USD.

Exhibition History 2003- Group Exhibition “Entornos”, Hotel Parque Central, Havana, Cuba.

Published References Entornos. La Habana: Hotel Parque Central, April 29th - June 29th, 2003. Exhibition catalogue. Preface: José A. González and Cary Jiménez.

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Camino al bohío Nº 2 2002 Oil on canvas 75 x 100 cm Signed lower right: Signature was not included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2002.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist´s studio to an USA collector by 2008, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Palmar de cause torcido Nº 2 2003 Oil on canvas 90 x 70 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2003

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through Gallery HER-CAR to a private collector by 2004, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History 2004- Group Exhibition “Primavera en Arroyo”, Galería HER-CAR, Havana, Cuba.

Published References No known literature

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Palmar de cause torcido Nº 3 2003 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2003

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban collector by 2003. Sold for 500 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price; 2 120 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition.

Published References No known literature

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San Cristobal 2003 Oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2003

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban private collector by 2003. Sold for 750 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 000 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition.

Published References No known literature

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Otra oportunidad 2003 Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2003 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance The Collection of the Artist.

Exhibition History 2004 - Awarded with the first prize at the Group Exhibition “Primavera en Arroyo”, Galería HER-CAR, Havana, Cuba.

Published References Buxadó J. A., Charlotte C. The silence’s smell. 1rst edition, 2015, Raleigh: Lulu Press, Inc, reproduced in page 12. Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonné of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 353. Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

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Item Examination

The painting “Otra oportunidad” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2005. He used a canvas of high thickness cotton (unprimed). Stretching was made by fixing the canvas with brads. Priming was made in three layers of gesso by using 2 inch brush. Every layer was followed by drying during 24 hours and careful sand-down before applying the next layer. Drawing, by pencil, and painting were made at the studio. The painting was made in three layers using a mixture of linseed oil and camphene as diluents.

Volumes were defined from the second stain, starting from the background to the foreground. Details and light were defined in the third layer. The artist needed more time than usually to start varnishing, because a careful process was applied to the foreground, by using a mixture of medium, to highlight the surface of the soil where the child is placed. Finally, Micó applied two layers of varnishing, by using 2 inch brush, with 48 hours of drying between layers. The oil painting, varnish, and brush manufacturer are unknown. Blister brushes were used for blending the colors together. The palette was white plastic where the excess painting was stored for later use. Varnish and oil paintings were not mixed during the process. The signature is beneath the varnish, and it was made in more than one stroke.

Once again, significant differences in the calligraphy of the signatures, between previous artworks (1999, 1997, and 1980) and this painting, are perceptible. In the signature “FMicó 2005”, the predominant color seems to be dark brown. There are two wide loops from a single stroke in the letter “F”. There is a rounded bottom in the letter “F”. Capital letters “F” and “M” are equally wide with the same height. The letter “M” is slightly elongated, but suggests a single stroke from left to right, almost parallel to the letter “F”. There are not flatter or shorter appearance, rounded, neither pointed bottoms. The letter “o” is elongated under the word “Micó” in a single stroke from right to left. There is not additional writing under the signature, or in the back of the painting.

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Riachuelo dormido Nº 2 2003 Oil on canvas 75 x 100 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2003

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Spanish collector by 2003. Sold for 500 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 4 286 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Los ríos de mi Cuba Nº 1 2003 Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm Signed lower right: “FMicó” The year is not included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2003.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to an Italian collector by 2003. Sold for 300 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 1 714 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Palmar del cauce torcido Nº 2 2003 Oil on canvas 90 x 70 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2003

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2003, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Laguna de las terrazas 2003 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2003

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to an Italian collector by 2003. Sold for 1 200 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 7 057 USD.

Exhibition History 2003- Group Exhibition “Entornos”, Hotel Parque Central, Havana.

Published References Entornos. La Habana: Hotel Parque Central, April 29th June 29th, 2003. Exhibition catalogue. Preface: José A. González and Cary Jiménez.

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Donde nace el arroyo 2003 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2003

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist´s studio to an Italian collector by 2003. Sold for 500 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 120 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Aguas del palmar 2003 Oil on canvas 116 x 85 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2003

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2005, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Camino al bohío Nº 3 2003 Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2003

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2008. Sold for 800 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 4 286 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Atardecer en la sierra Nº 1 2004 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: “FMicó” The image does not include the year, but the artist referred that was painted in 2004.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Spanish collector by 2011. Sold for 600 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 120 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Atardecer en la sierra Nº 2 2004 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: “FMicó” The image does not include the year, but the artist referred that was painted in 2004.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to Marjorie Pravden Gallery of Fine Art in Florida by 2011. Sold for 600 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 120 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Palmar de cause torcido Nº 4 2004 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó The image include a fragment of the year, but the artist referred that was painted in 2004. A change in the signature calligraphy is perceptible.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to an Italian collector by 2004. Sold for 1 200 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 7 057 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Verdeazules del monte Nº 1 2004 Oil on canvas 160 x 110 cm Signed lower right: FMicó The year is not well-defined in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2004.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through Marjorie Pravden Gallery of Fine Art in Florida to a private collector by 2004. Sold for 2 500 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 10 057 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

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Cause en penumbras 2004 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2004 A change in the signature calligraphy is perceptible.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2004, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Paraíso de la laguna 2004 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2004

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban collector by 2005. Sold for 1 000 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 7 057 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Cause en la tarde 2004 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2004

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2004, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Aguas sin cause en el monte 2004 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2004

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2004, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Camino al Flamboyán Nº 1 2004 Oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2004

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban collector by 2004. Sold for 500 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 000 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Cruce del caserío 2004 Oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2004

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban collector by 2004, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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La crecida 2004 Oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2004

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban collector by 2004, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Los ríos de mi Cuba Nº 2 2005 Oil on canvas 85 x 116 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2005

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2005, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition.

Published References No known literature

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Los ríos de mi Cuba Nº 3 2005 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2005

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2005. Sold for 1 200 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 7 057 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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La cañada 2005 Oil on canvas 100 x 150 cm Signed lower right: FMicó. Signature was not included in the image, but the painter referred that was painted in 2005. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to private silent auction at Jorge M Sori Fine Art Gallery by 2006, without CA & CO. Estimate: 8 000 – 10 000 USD Price Realized: None disclosed.

Exhibition History 2005- Group Exhibition “Segundo Salón Nacional de Paisaje Víctor Manuel”, Convento San Francisco de Asís, Havana, Cuba. 2008- Group Exhibition “Renowned Latin American Artists”, Jorge M. Sori Fine Arts Gallery, Miami.

Published References Segundo Salón de Paisajes Víctor Manuel. La Habana: Convento San Francisco de Asís, April 2005. Exhibition catalogue. Preface: Concepción Otero Naranjoez. Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

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El poder de la naturaleza 2005 Oil on canvas 150 x 100 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2005

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a USA collector in Miami by 2005. Sold for 3 000 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 8 571 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References Buxadó JA, Charlotte C. The silence’s smell. 1rst edition, 2015, Raleigh: Lulu Press Inc, p. 106 y 130. Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonnée of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 353.

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Transpiración 2005 Oil on canvas 150 x 100 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2005

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to private silent auction at Jorge M Sori Fine Art Gallery by 2011, without CA & CO. Estimate: 8 000 – 10 000 USD Price Realized: None disclosed.

Exhibition History 2005- Group Exhibition, “Artbo 2005”, Feria Internacional de Arte de Bogotá, Colombia.

Published References Sori J. M. Transpiración. Art Nexus. Vol. 5, Nº 61, 2006, reproduced in page 99. Artbo 2005. Bogotá: Cámara de Comercio de la República de Colombia. Exhibition catalogue. Buxadó J. A., Charlotte C. The silence’s smell. 1rst edition, 2015, Raleigh: Lulu Press Inc, p. 26 – 29, 82 and 153-154. Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

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Armonía 2005 Oil on canvas 150 x 100 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2005

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a USA collector in Miami by 2005, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Río Almendares Nº 1 2006 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2006

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to an USA collector by 2006. Sold for 800 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 7 057 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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El Caney 2006 Oil on canvas 150 x 100 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2006

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a private collector by 2006, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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El palmar de la laguna Nº 1 2006 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2006

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to an USA collector by 2006. Sold for 1 200 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 7 057 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Guantánamo Nº 1 2006 Oil on canvas 53 x 70 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2006

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban private collector by 2006, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Guantánamo Nº 2 2006 Oil on canvas 53 x 70 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2006

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban private collector by 2006, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Higuereta en el bosque 2006 Oil on canvas 116 x 160 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2006

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to a private silent auction at Jorge M Sori Fine Art Gallery by 2006, without CA & CO. Estimate: 8 000 – 10 000 USD Price Realized: None disclosed

Exhibition History 2007- Group Exhibition “Latin American Artists”, Jorge M Sori Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, USA.

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

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Sierra Maestra 2006 Oil on canvas 53 x 70 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2006

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban private collector by 2006, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Un nuevo amanecer para el Flamboyán 2006 Oil on canvas 95 x 116 cm Signed lower right: FMicó The year was not included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2006.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through Galería La Acacia to a Mexican collector by 2006. Sold for 3000 USD at Galería La Acacia, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 6 297 USD.

Exhibition History October 21rst – 29th, 2016, Group exhibition “Cuba Presente”, Gallery Art Studio by Design, 722 N. Main St in McAllen, Texas.

Published References Edelia Hernández. “Llega al Valle Cuba Presente.” El Mañana de Reynosa (reproduced in Google News), October 20th, 2016.

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El salto de la paloma 2006 Oil on canvas 200 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2006

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to private silent auction at Jorge M Sori Fine Art Gallery by 2009, without CA & CO. Estimate: 8 000 – 10 000 USD Price Realized: None disclosed

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References Sori J. M. El salto. Art Nexus. Vol. 5, Nº 63, 2007, p. 43. Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonnée of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 353. Buxadó JA, Charlotte C. The silence’s smell. 1rst edition,

2015,

Raleigh:

Lulu

Press

Inc,

reproduced in page 155. Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

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Espejo del monte 2006 Oil on canvas 53 x 70 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2006

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban private collector by 2006, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Fuera del cause 2006 Oil on canvas 53 x 70 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2006

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban private collector by 2006, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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El ocaso 2006 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2006

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban private collector by 2006, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Donde crecen los curujeyes 2007 Oil on canvas 85 x 116 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2007

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to private silent auction at Jorge M Sori Fine Art Gallery by 2008, without CA & CO. Estimate Price: 8 000 – 10 000 USD Price Realized: None disclosed

Exhibition History 2007- Group Exhibition “Latin American Artists”, Jorge M Sori Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

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Los ríos de mi Cuba Nº 4 2007 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: FMicó The year was not included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2007. A change on the signature calligraphy is perceptible.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban private collector by 2007, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Los ríos de mi Cuba Nº 5 2007 Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm Signed lower right: Micó The “F” was omitted in the signature, and a change on signature calligraphy is perceptible. The year was not included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2007.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban private collector by 2007, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Río Almendares Nº 2 2007 Oil on canvas 75 x 100 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2007 Once again a change on signature calligraphy is perceptible.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to an USA collector by 2007. Sold for 800 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 4 286 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Río Almendares Nº 3 2007 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: “FMicó 200” The year was partially included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2007.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to an USA collector by 2007. Sold for 1 200 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 7 057 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Costa Rica Nº 1 2007 Oil on canvas 90 x 120 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2007

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a USA collector by 2007, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

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Costa Rica Nº 2 2007 Oil on canvas 90 x 120 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2007

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a USA collector by 2007, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

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Aguas claras del monte Nº 2 2008 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: FMicó The year was not included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2008. Once again, a change on signature calligraphy is perceptible.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2008, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Los senderos del bosque de la Habana Nº 1 2008 Oil on canvas 160 x 110 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2008

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to private silent auction at Jorge M Sori Fine Art Gallery by 2008, without CA & CO. Estimate Price: 8 000 – 10 000 USD Price Realized: None disclosed

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References Sori J. M. Fidel Mico and Ivan Loboguerrero. Recent Works. Art Circuits Newsletters. Vol. 5, Nº 29, May 2010, p. 10.

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Los senderos del bosque de la Habana Nº 2 2008 Oil on canvas 160 x 110 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2008

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to private silent auction at Jorge M Sori Fine Art Gallery by 2008, without CA & CO. Estimate Price: 8 000 – 10 000 USD Price Realized: None disclosed

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Los senderos del bosque de la Habana Nº 3 2008 Oil on canvas 160 x 110 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2008

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to private silent auction at Jorge M Sori Fine Art Gallery by 2008, without CA & CO. Estimate Price: 8 000 – 10 000 USD Price Realized: None disclosed

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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La despedida en La Moca 2008 Oil on canvas 116 x 160 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2008 Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through Galería La Acacia to a Russian collector by 2009. Sold for 5 000 USD to Galería La Acacia by 2008, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 10 600 USD.

Exhibition History 2008 Group Exhibition “Cada quien con su paisaje”, Galería La Acacia, La Habana. 2009 Group Exhibition “Cuban Visions”, Cuban Embassy, Doha, Qatar. 2009 “13th Moscow Fair of Art”, Central House of the Artist, Moscow, Russia.

Published References Cada quien con su paisaje. La Habana: Galería La Acacia, May-July 2008, Exhibition catalogue. Preface by Tony Piñera. Tony Piñera. Cada quien con su paisaje. Granma (newspaper), July 13th, 2008. Angela Capote. Enfoques del Paisaje. Tribuna de la Habana (newspaper), July 18th, 2008. Cubaminrex-Embacuba Rusia-PL. Cuba explora mercado de artes ruso. Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs. September 24th, 2009. Cuban Visions. Doha: Cuban Embasy in Qatar, 2009. Exhibition catalogue. Preface by Tony Piñera.

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Cuando envejece una palma 2009 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2009

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to an Italian collector by 2009. Sold for 1 200 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 7 057 USD.

Exhibition History 2010 - Group Exhibition Salón de Paisaje “170 Aniversario del Natalicio del Insigne Pintor Esteban Chartrand”, Salón Blanco del Convento de San Francisco de Asís, Havana, Cuba.

Published References 170 Aniversario del Natalicio del Insigne Pintor Esteban Chartrand. La Habana: Convento San Francisco de Asís, November - December 2010. Exhibition catalogue. Curators: Dianeris Peña, and Roberto Alfonso.

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Humidor Montecristo 2009 mahogany, cedar, silver, bronze, and gems 135 x 64 x 44 cm Designed by the artist José Ernesto Aguilera Reina, and created by Fidel Micó.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From Humidores Habana S.A. to public auction at Habanos S.A. by 2009. Estimate Price: € 30 000 – 40 000 Price Realized: € 120 000.

Exhibition History 2009- XI Festival del Habano, La Habana, Cuba.

Published References February 28th, 2009 Cuban News Agency. Cigar Auction rises close to 1 million Euros for Cuban Health Service. Mitchell Orchant. XI Festival Gala dinner and auction. C.GARS Ltd Cigar Blog. Roberto F. Campos. Cigar Auction to Fund Cuban Health. Cigars Weeky News. Anne-Marie Garcia. Subasta puros cubanos recauda 1.2 millones de dólares. El Nacional (R. Dominicana). 2015 Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonnée of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 352. Buxadó J. A., Charlotte C. The silence’s smell. 1rst edition, 2015, Raleigh: Lulu Press, Inc, p. 79.

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El salto de la Yagruma 2010 Oil on canvas 130 x 180 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2010 This item was examined in the original before and after accidental damage at the artist’s studio. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance The Collection of the Artist.

Exhibition History 2013 Group Show “Life”, Hotel Occidental Miramar, Havana, Cuba.

Published References Signed limited edition prints “El salto de la Yagruma”. Galería Génesis, 2010, La Habana, Cuba. Buxadó JA, Charlotte C. The silence’s smell. 1rst edition, 2015, Raleigh: Lulu Press Inc, p. 6 – 9.

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The painting “El salto de la Yagruma” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2010. He used a canvas of medium thickness cotton (primed). Stretching was made by fixing the canvas with clasps. Drawing, by pencil, and painting were made at the artist’s studio. The painting was made in three layers using a mixture of linseed oil and camphene as diluents.

Volumes were defined from the second stain, starting from the background to the foreground, although birds were introduced to reinforce the third dimension over the river. Details and light were defined in the third layer. The artist didn’t need more than a week to start varnishing after finishing the painting process. Finally, Micó applied two layers of varnishing, by using 2 inch brush, with 48 hours of drying between layers. The oil paintings used were Winsor, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh, but varnish, and brush manufacturer are unknown. Blister brushes were used for blending the colors together. The palette was white plastic where the excess painting was stored for later use. Varnish and oil paintings were not mixed during the process. The signature is beneath the varnish, and it was made in more than one stroke.

There are not significant differences in the calligraphy of the signature, between previous artworks, and this painting. The letter “F” was carefully drown, containing three elegant strokes with loops from right to left, and left to right. The letter “M” is slightly different from previous signatures, and suggests a single stroke from left to right with a flatter appearance. There is not additional writing under the signature, or in the back of the painting.

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Iluminando el Flamboyán 2011 Oil on canvas 90 x 130 cm Signed lower right: Signature was not included in the image, but the painter referred that was painted in 2011.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2011. Sold for 1 500 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 6 686 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Aguas abajo en la sierra 2011 Oil on canvas 53 x 70 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2011

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2011. Sold for 1 000 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 120 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Camino al bohío Nº 4 2011 Oil on canvas 39 x 55 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2011 A new change on the signature calligraphy is perceptible.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to Marjorie Pravden Gallery of Fine Art by 2011, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Camino al bohío Nº 5 2011 Oil on canvas 39 x 55 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2011 A new change on the signature calligraphy is perceptible.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to Marjorie Pravden Gallery of Fine Art by 2011, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Camino al Flamboyán Nº 2 2011 Oil on canvas 95 x 116 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2011 A new change on the signature calligraphy is perceptible.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Spanish collector by 2011. Sold for 1 800 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 6 297 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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El palmar de la laguna Nº 2 2011 Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm Signed lower right: A small fragment of the signature was included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2011.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to Marjorie Pravden Gallery of Fine Art by 2011. Sold for 800 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 4 571 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Los ríos de mi Cuba Nº 6 2011 Oil on canvas 90 x 116 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2011

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Spanish collector by 2011, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Mi palmar 2011 Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2011

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio through Marjorie Pravden Gallery of Fine Art to a collector by 2011. Sold for 500 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 743 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Otoño tropical 2011 Oil on canvas 160 x 110 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2011

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to an USA collector by 2011, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

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Palmar oriental 2011 Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2011

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From Marjorie Pravden Gallery of Fine Art to a collector by 2011. Sold for 750 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 4 571 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Atardecer en la Moca 2011 Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2011

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From Marjorie Pravden Gallery of Fine Art to a collector by 2011. Sold for 800 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 4 571 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Atardecer en el riachuelo 2011 Oil on canvas 150 x 100 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2011 Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through Galería La Acacia to a Chinese private collector by 2011. Sold for 4 000 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 8 571 USD.

Exhibition History 2011 Junio, Salón de Paisaje “Sin irnos por las ramas” Galería La Acacia, La Habana.

Published References Sin irnos por las ramas. La Habana: Galería La Acacia, 2011. Exhibition catalogue. Curator: Roberto Cobas. Buxadó JA, Charlotte C. The silence’s smell. 1rst edition, 2015, Raleigh: Lulu Press Inc, p. 21 – 26. Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

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Camino al bohío Nº 6 2012 Oil on canvas 75 x 100 cm Signed lower right: FMM 2012 A new change on the signature was introduced by the artist to facilitate identification of illegal copies of his paintings.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2012, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonnée of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 353.

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Cruce del Flamboyán 2012 Oil on canvas 75 x 100 cm Signed lower right: Signature was not included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2012.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2012, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Flamboyán irreverente 2012 Oil on canvas 100 x 75 cm Signed lower right: Signature was not included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2012.

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2012, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Palmar de cauce torcido Nº 5 2012 Oil on canvas 61 x 43 cm Signed lower right: FMM 2012

Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2012, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Herencia 2013 Oil on canvas 100 x 50 cm Signed lower right: “FMicó” The year was not included in the image, but the artist referred that was painted in 2013. This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2013, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

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Item Examination The painting “Herencia” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. He used a canvas of medium thickness cotton (unprimed). Stretching was made by fixing the canvas with clasps. Priming was made in three layers of gesso by using 2 inch brush. Every layer was followed by drying during 24 hours and careful sand-down before applying the next layer. Drawing, by pencil, and painting were made at the artist’s studio. The painting was made in three layers using a mixture of linseed oil and camphene as diluents.

A single volume was defined from the second stain. A few details and light were defined in the third layer. The artist didn’t need more than a week to start varnishing after finishing the painting process. Finally, Micó applied two layers of varnishing, by using 2 inch brush, with 48 hours of drying between layers. The oil paintings were Winsor and Rembrandt, but varnish, and brush manufacturer are unknown. Blister brushes were used for blending the colors together. The palette was white plastic where the excess painting was stored for later use. Varnish and oil paintings were not mixed during the process. The signature is similar to that of the painting “Bohío virgen”. There is not additional writing under the signature, or in the back of the painting.

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En mis sueños 2013 Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm Signed lower right: “FMicó 2013” The signature is different to those found in most Micó’s paintings. The artist decided changing his calligraphy after finding that his name had been used by other painters to take advantage of his artistic reputation. This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2013, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References Buxadó J. A. Catalogue Raisonnée of the work of Fidel Micó: a study case. Art Documentation, 2015, Vol 34, Nº 2, p. 353.

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Item Examination The painting “En mis sueños” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The remaining details are similar to those found in “Herencia” except for the change in the signature calligraphy.

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Estudio de luz y contraste 2013 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2013. Sold for 600 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 120 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

Item Examination The painting “Estudio de luz y contraste” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The remaining details are similar to those found in “Herencia” except for the change in the signature calligraphy.

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Estudio de luz y tono Nº 1 2013 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a Cuban dealer to a Dutch collector by 2014. Sold for 600 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 120 USD.

Exhibition History 2013 Group Show “Life”, Hotel Occidental Miramar, Havana, Cuba.

Published References No known literature

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Item Examination The painting “Estudio de luz y tono Nº 1” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The remaining details are similar to those found in “Herencia” except for the change in the signature calligraphy.

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Estudio de luz y tono Nº 2 2013 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2013. Sold for 600 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 120 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

Item Examination The painting “Estudio de luz y tono Nº 2” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The remaining details are similar to those found in “Herencia” except for the change in the signature calligraphy.

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Estudio de perspectiva Nº 1 2013 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2013. Sold for 600 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 120 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

Item Examination The painting “Estudio de perspectiva Nº 1” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The remaining details are similar to those found in “Herencia” except for the change in the signature calligraphy.

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Estudio de perspectiva Nº 2 2013 Oil on canvas 100 x 50 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2013, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

Item Examination The painting “Estudio de perspectiva Nº 2” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The remaining details are similar to those found in “Herencia” except for the change in the signature calligraphy.

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Estudio de perspectiva Nº 3 2013 Oil on canvas 70 x 53 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2013. Sold for 600 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 120 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition.

Published References No known literature.

Item Examination The painting “Estudio de perspectiva Nº 3” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The painting process is similar to that followed in “Herencia” except for a new change in the signature calligraphy introduced by Fidel Micó to facilitate authentication of his artworks. The calligraphy of the letter “F” is more elaborated than in previous paintings, but the remaining letters are similar to those found in previous signatures.

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Estudio del naranja Nº 1 2013 Oil on canvas 53 x 70 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2013. Sold for 500 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 000 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

Item Examination The painting “Estudio del naranja Nº 1” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The remaining details are similar to those found in “Herencia”.

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Estudio del naranja Nº 2 2013 Oil on canvas 53 x 70 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2013. Sold for 500 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 000 USD .

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

Item Examination The painting “Estudio del naranja Nº 2” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The remaining details are similar to those found in “Herencia” except for the change in the position of the signature, from right to left.

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Estudio del naranja Nº 3 2013 Oil on canvas 53 x 70 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2013. Sold for 500 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 000 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

Item Examination The painting “Estudio del naranja Nº 3” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The remaining details are similar to those found in “Herencia”.

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Estudio del naranja Nº 4 2013 Oil on canvas 53 x 70 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2013. Sold for 500 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 2 000 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

Item Examination The painting “Estudio del naranja Nº 4” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The painting process is similar to that followed in “Herencia” except for a new change in the signature calligraphy introduced by Fidel Micó to facilitate authentication of his artworks. The calligraphy of the letter “F” is more elaborated than in previous paintings, but the remaining letters are similar to those found in previous signatures.

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Estudio mixto 2013 Oil on canvas 100 x 150 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban dealer by 2013, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

Item Examination

The painting “Estudio mixto” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The painting process is similar to that followed in most artworks created by Fidel Micó, but knives were used in third layer, mostly for highlighting the immensity of the painted place from the foreground.

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Sublime contraste 2013 Oil on canvas 85 x 116 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a Cuban dealer and a Dutch collector to the Mexican gallery “Galería Arte XXI” by 2014, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History 2013 Group Show “Life”, Hotel Occidental Miramar, Havana, Cuba. 2015 Group Show “Asere que volá” Galería Arte XXI, Mexico City, Mexico.

Published References No known literature

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Item Examination The painting “Sublime contraste” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The painting process is similar to that followed in “Herencia”.

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Tinajones 2013 Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to a Cuban private collector by 2013, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

Item Examination The painting “Tinajones” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The painting process is similar to that followed in “Herencia”.

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Conuco del Palmar 2013 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2013 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a Dutch collector to the Mexican gallery Galería Arte XXI by 2013, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History 2015 – Group Show “Asere que volá” Galería Arte XXI, Mexico City, Mexico.

Published References No known literature

Supplementary Images

Item Examination The painting “Conuco del Palmar” is oil on canvas that was painted by Fidel Micó in 2013. The painting process is similar to that followed in “Herencia”.

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Río el Cubano 2014 Oil on canvas 150 x 105 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2014 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to a Mexican gallery by 2014. Sold for 900 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 9 000 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

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Item Examination

The painting “Río el Cubano” is oil on canvas painted by Fidel Micó in 2014. The canvas used in this work was medium thickness primed cotton (Pebeo, Gemenos Cedex, France). Stretching was made by fixing the canvas with T50 ⅜” (10 mm) claps (Arrow Fastener Co., Inc., New Jersey, USA). Drawing was made by pencil, taking a photo as a model. The painting was made in three layers using a mixture of linseed oil and camphene as diluents. Volumes were defined from the second stain, starting from the background to the foreground. Details and light were defined in the third layer. Finally, two layers of varnishing were applied, by using 2 inch brush, with 48 hours of drying between layers.

The oil paintings used were Winsor & Newton (London, UK), Amsterdan (Apeldorm, Holland), Pebeo, and Maimeri Spa (Mediglia, Italy), but varnish manufacturer is unknown. Brushes used were Rembrandt, Winsor & Newton (London, UK), (Pebeo, Gemenos Cedex, France), Talens Holland, Rodin, Pictor (Italy), Princeton Art and Brush Co. (India), Shangai Shuangrong (China), and Kolinsky (Spain). The painter used blister brushes for blending the colors together. The types of brushes used for painting were blister and filbert brushes. The palette was white plastic where the excess painting was stored for later use. Easels, knives (Maimeri Spa, Mediglia, Italy), round brushes were also used. Varnish and oil paintings were not mixed during the process. The signature is beneath the varnish, and it was made in more than one stroke.

The letter “M” is elongated to the left, which suggests a single stroke from right to left. There are not flatter or shorter appearance, rounded, neither pointed bottoms. The letter “F” contains three single and elegant stroke loops from left to right and from right to left. The letter forms “i” is wide but small if compare with the total height of the signature. The predominant color of the signature seems to be dark green. There is not additional writing under the signature.

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Río Santa Cruz 2014 Oil on canvas 116 x 85 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2014 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to a Mexican gallery by 2014. Sold for 600 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 5 634 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

Item Examination

The painting “Río Santa Cruz” is oil on canvas painted by Fidel Micó in 2014. The painting process was similar to “Río el Cubano”.

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Niebla en la Sierra 2014 Oil on canvas 80 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2014 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to a Swedish collector by 2015. Sold for 900 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 6 314 USD.

Exhibition History Group exhibition for sale at Hotel “Melia Cohiba” (Havana, 2015).

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

Item Examination

The painting “Niebla en la Sierra” is oil on canvas painted by Fidel Micó in 2014. The painting process was similar to “Río el Cubano”.

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Desembocadura 2014 Oil on canvas 95 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2014 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to the Mexican gallery “Gallería Arte XXI” by 2014. Sold for 1000 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 7 057 USD.

Exhibition History 2015 Group Show “Asere que volá” Galería Arte XXI, Mexico City, Mexico.

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

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Item Examination

The painting “Desembocadura” is oil on canvas painted by Fidel Micó in 2014. The painting process was similar to “Río el Cubano”. 249

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Afluentes 2014 Oil on canvas 110 x 200 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2014 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to the Mexican gallery “Gallería Arte XXI” by 2014, without CA & CO. Estimate price: 7 000 – 9 000 USD. Price Realized: None disclosed.

Exhibition History 2015 Group Show “Asere que volá” Galería Arte XXI, Mexico City, Mexico.

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

Supplementary Images

Item Examination The painting “Afluentes” is oil on canvas painted by Fidel Micó in 2014. The painting process was similar to “Río el Cubano”. 251

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Aromas del palmar 2014 Oil on canvas 85 x 170 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2014 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to the Mexican gallery “Gallería Arte XXI” by 2014. Sold for 1 200 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO.

Exhibition History 2015 - Group Exhibition “Asere que volá” Galería Arte XXI, Mexico City, Mexico. Estimate price: 7 000 – 9 000 USD. Price Realized: None disclosed.

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

Supplementary Images

Item Examination The painting “Aromas del palmar” is oil on canvas painted by Fidel Micó in 2014. The painting process was similar to “Río el Cubano”.

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Atalaya del Flamboyán 2014 Oil on canvas 85 x 170 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2014 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to a Mexican gallery by 2014. Sold for 1 200 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 8 257 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

Item Examination The painting “Atalaya del Flamboyán” is oil on canvas painted by Fidel Micó in 2014. The painting process was similar to “Río el Cubano”.

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Sierra de los Órganos 2014 Oil on canvas 80 x 130 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2014 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to a Mexican gallery by 2014. Sold for 800 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 5 943 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition

Published References No known literature

Item Examination The painting “Sierra de los Órganos” is oil on canvas painted by Fidel Micó in 2014. The painting process was similar to “Río el Cubano”.

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Misterioso amanecer 2015 Oil on canvas 110 x 200 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2015 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to the Mexican gallery “Gallería Arte XXI” by 2015, without CA & CO. Estimate Proce: 7 000 – 9 000 USD. Price Realized: No disclosed.

Exhibition History 2015 Group Show “Asere que volá” Galería Arte XXI, Mexico City, Mexico.

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

Supplementary Images

Item Examination The painting “Misterioso amanecer” is oil on canvas painted by Fidel Micó in 2015. The painting process was similar to “Río el Cubano”. 259

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Donde nace el mar 2015 Oil on canvas 110 x 170 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2015 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio through a dealer to the Mexican gallery “Gallería Arte XXI” by 2015, without CA & CO. Estimate Price: 7 000 – 9 000 USD. Price Realized: None disclosed.

Exhibition History 2015 Group Show “Asere que volá” Galería Arte XXI, Mexico City, Mexico.

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

Supplementary Images

Item Examination The painting “Donde nace el mar” is oil on canvas painted by Fidel Micó in 2015. The painting process was similar to “Río el Cubano”. 261

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Madre tierra 2015 Oil on canvas 110 x 200 cm Signed lower right: FMicó 2015 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to Mexican dealer by 2015. Sold for 1 800 USD at the artist’s studio, without CA & CO. Present estimate price: 12 570 USD.

Exhibition History No known exhibition.

Published References Anne P. Grove, and Rober W. Grove. Fidel’s Cuba. Sidney: Photobookrus, 2016.

Supplementary Images

Item Examination The painting “Madre tierra” is oil on canvas painted by Fidel Micó in 2015. The painting process was similar to “Río el Cubano”.

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Muerte y renacimiento 2015 Oil on canvas 88 x 116 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2015 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to Mexican collector by 2015. Sold for 5 800 USD at the artist’s studio, with CA & CO. (This value was assumed as reference for calculation of the present estimate price).

Exhibition History No known exhibition.

Published References No known literature

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Espíritus del arrecife 2015 Oil on canvas 74 x 100 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2015 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to Mexican collector by 2015. Sold for 4 200 USD at the artist’s studio, with CA & CO (This value was assumed as reference for calculation of the present estimate price).

Exhibition History No known exhibition.

Published References No known literature

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Marihuana 2016 Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2016 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance The Collection of the Artist.

Exhibition History No known exhibition.

Published References Buxadó J. A. “Trending topics in the contemporary painting.” Google News, August 2nd, 2016.

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Interface 2017 Oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm Signed lower left: FMicó 2017 This item was examined in the original. Photo: Courtesy Fidel Micó.

Provenance From the artist’s studio to an USA collector by 2017. Sold for 2 000 USD at the artist’s studio, with CA & CO (This value was assumed as reference for calculation of the present estimate price).

Exhibition History No known exhibition.

Published References No known literature

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Annex 1: Cuban landscape painters 1.

Jesús Lara Sotelo

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Frank Mujica Chávez.

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Jorge López Pardo.

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Daniel Rodríguez Collazo.

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Carlos Fernández Vega.

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Rodolfo Martínez García.

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Lázaro Navarrete.

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Alejandro González.

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Alberto Arcos.

10. Ibrahim Miranda. 11. Enrique G. Miralles Tartabull. 12. Marcel Molina Martínez. 13. Alberto Lago. 14. Dausell Valdes 15. Wilber Ortega Aldaya. 16. Carlos A. Llanes Rodríguez. 17. Maykel Linares. 18. Alex M. Hernández Dueñas. 19. Alejandro Campins. 20. Neils Reyes. 21. Aguedo Alonso. 22. Alfredo Rodríguez. 23. Carlos Mata. 24. Dayron Paz. 25. Diego Torres.

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26. Luis Alberto Saldaña. 27. Esteban Machado. 28. Alfredo Cecilio Rodríguez. 29. Luis A. Espinosa Fruto. 30. Humberto Hernández. 31. Javier L. García Mederos. 32. Joel Ferrer. 33. Yeiler Ramos. 34. René López Silvero. 35. Michel Micó Jaret. 36. Luis Torres. 37. Rensol González. 38. Eduardo Estrada. 39. Dionel Delgado González. 40. Roberto Alfonso. 41. Pedro Pablo Domínguez. 42. Ania Toledo. 43. Yussuan Remolina. 44. Juan Alberto Díaz Rodríguez. 45. Mario García Portela. 46. Alán Manuel González. 47. Jorge Inastrillas. 48. Yaciel Martínez Sánchez. 49. Antonio Espinosa. 50. Agustín Bejarano. 51. Albaro Serrano. 52. Vladimir Iglesias.

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53. Lester Campa. 54. Lorenzo Linares. 55. Omar Felipe Torres. 56. Ramón Vázquez. 57. Victor Reyes. 58. Ernesto Estevez. 59. Fidel Victor Micó Mesa. 60. Raimundo López-Silvero Martínez.

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Annex 2: Authenticity A set of artworks of unknown origin has been commercialized as painted by Fidel Micó. These abuses of the artist’s reputation have been confirmed by personal interview. The following images of paintings have been explicitly rejected by Fidel Micó by saying: “I did not paint these works”.

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José A. Buxadó is an independent scholar and writer. A graduate of Havana University and holding a Master in Science, Buxadó is currently collecting and analysing information to complete “The Fidel Micó Catalogue Raisonnée”. His research interests include ambidextrous painters, blind painters, landscape painting, appraisal and valuation of artworks, art market interactions, and the matrix of the art world. His professional career spans more than twenty five years in the fields of science, technology, and business, but he has started research on visual art after a visit to the studio of the ambidextrous painter Fidel Micó, and informal meetings with artists of the movement known as “Horizontes”. In this book, Buxadó is trying to make more accessible a set of critical issues to those interested in the art world, while adding advanced information, and subtle details that even experts will find invaluable.

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