Topic: Auction Tour for Arts
Apartment Building Defensa Street 251 is next to several Historic sites in this oldest and most loved part of BA, next to the City Museum, across street from the Saint Francis Church, on the corner is a famous Pharmacy with paintings on the ceiling and just round the corner is the Puerto Rico Bar well known its coffee and meals....... the Pink House and Plaza de Mayo are just a bit under 400 feet away. And if you have the right connections why not a bit of “mate” with the President and a short speech from Evita’s Balcony ........
Video Clip on Roof top Down Town Historic Buenos Aires & Defensa Street 251, please allow a few seconds to pass before playing this video clip. Let your PC download it completely before you "PLAY".
And so if you are interested in Art, Design or Antiques, and you are travelling to Buenos Aires, Argentina, or to Santiago, Chile or even Montevideo, Uruguay and need to buy and export these items or only need tips and travel information, please feel free to email us…….Please feel free to contact Bob Frassinetti with this email address: Email: Bob Frassinetti.
Auctions in Buenos Aires are a great option for collectors, art and antique dealers and gallery owners from around the globe.
The fact that Latin American art is growing worldwide in terms of prestige and acceptance is clear to us all. During the late 90s it was Christie’s auction house the pioneer who saw the market evolution line in the world of Latin American Art, Antiques and Collectibles. Back then the major and oldest auction house in the world and Argentina’s finest and most traditional auction house Naon, joined ventures to work in the local market. Since then, several auctioneers from around the globe began to work in the country. Sotheby’s owns an auction house in Buenos Aires, working very well.
This Years 2007 Calender is full of Local auctioneers such as Arroyo Gallery, Roldan, Bullrich, Banco Ciudad Auctions, as well as Sarachaga –just to mention some- are working strongly in the local and international scene.To buyers around the globe, Latin American auction houses are appearing more appealing by the minute, not only for the broader of the options, but also for the favorable exchange rates with European and American currencies. All in all, buying art and antiques in South America and Argentina in particular isn’t free of rules and paperwork to handle. There are specific regulations to follow, licenses are required and know how involved in acquiring and exporting art. Up coming auctions in the City of Buenos Aires, Naon will be and will have on Show part of Mr Arturo Paz Anchorena’s collection, on the 29 of June, 2007. Roldan has an auction in June under preparation and will be giving the date soon. Like wise Arroyo is preparing its June and July Auction with no date as far as today……. Martin Sarachaga is having an a exposition for its future auction on the 5 of July 2007. And Sarachaagas expositions will be on the 12 to 16 of July and its auction on the 17 to 18 of July, seems that it will be a large one. The Video Clip of th Banco Ciudad is for the 7 of June starting at 18:00 hrs at Esmeralda 660, City of Buenos Aires. Some of the best know Argentinean contemporary artist are there like Vito Campanella, Raul Soldi, Guilla Kosice, Antonio Berni, Antonio Sequi and the list goes on. Email for more information.
Old Tractors found in Argentina
The mass use of tractors in Argentina only began when those machines were locally produced in the 1950s –without the importation costs, these machines were much more affordable; plus there were local tractor versions that had been specially designed for the standard Argentinean field. The first imported tractors were powered by steam engines. The application of these kind of engines to tractors was revolutionary for the need of a controlled use of power was very much important in these kind of locomotives. John Deere was one of the main providers to Argentina of these machines. Soon after this invention took off, tractors suffered some alterations, such as the replacement of steam engines for diesel or kerosene ones. Some of the main international manufacturers provided the Argentine market at that time. But it wasn’t till mid 1940s when Argentina took the autoindustry in its hands. The folk story tells that Perón, who had established a love-hate relationship with the United States had broken up all commercial tides, and while Argentina stoped selling them some of the most important prime materials the US bought, they wouldn’t sell one manufactured item to the country. One of the most famous frases at that time was “If the US wants to paint their houses with our line oil they’ll have to bring their houses down to Argentina…”the reply of some of the most liberal sectors in our country was –regarding the importance of our importation of toilet paper manufactured in the US- “so, when we want to go to the toilette we might as well travel all the way up to the States for some toilette paper?”. No house came to Argentina, and no one traveled that much for some toilette paper, but the impact of this closure was huge. In 1948, Perón inaugurated the IAME –mechanical industry company owned and run by the Argentinean state- with the aim of producing tractors in the country. A very large group of experts began took over the titanic task of creating from scraps a mechanical industry. The first move this group made was a survey on what local farmers preferred on this matter. The most voted answer was the German Lanz Bulldog, produced in Mannheim, for it had a simple motor that could be easily fixed if there was any trouble, it only needed heating before use, and this could be done using lamps powered by a kerosene pump, hence there was no need of electrical power… Plus this tractor’s motor could be worked with alternative combustibles –at that time Diesel fuels were very expensive and rare to find in the country- such as a mix of kerosene and used oil, or even regular oil and animal fat. It served it purpose in the fields and it was very cheap to maintain. And its power was enough to remove the old steam boilers for thrashing line and wheat machines. The inspiration came from the Lanz German tractor. Many units of this machine were brought to the country and mechanics and technicians began to work on a “national model” tractor with a two time motor with only one cylinder of 55HP, that could traction a four plowshare of 14 inches. The result was a local very cheap version christen as the Pampa. There were 3500 Pampas made in the country from 1952 to 1963. At the same time, some other companies began to settle down in the country to locally produce tractors, for it was economically more profitable than exporting them and there was an unexploded market anxiously demanding these products. Fiat Conrad was one of the first ones to come to Argentina in 1954. Later on came John Deere in 1958. Two of the most important ones at the time, adapting many of their models to the local market as well as offering their standard ones to the Argentine market. The move was a success. For more information: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Press here to go back to web blog:Daily Updates on Art, Antiques, Collectibles as well as travel information for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Phone me thru Skype, ID: Bob Frassinetti or you can also chat with me thru Yahoo, press here: Yahoo Contact Find me on MySpace and be my friend! Bob Frassinetti. Copyright 2005. Roberto Dario Frassinetti.