Topic: Quintanilla, Alberto
Flea Markets all the weekend, and every weekend......It was a gorgeous sunny Saterday in Buenos Aires. As usually I woke up early and headed to the local flea market in search of unveiled wonders covered up in dust and with hard marks of time pass. The wonderful thing about these kinds of markets and it’s frequent visitors is that we’re all very unique in our taste, while antique hunting is about having a sharp eye, I’m convinced that the best art and antique dealers are those who have made out of their interest and passion a working tool, a sharp eye triggered by true and passionate interest. So, there I was, under the shinny sun, breathing fresh and orange flower scented breeze, when I came across a truly interesting painting. “This is a true rare find”, I thought to myself and bought it immediately.
Finely organized and deliciously painted, the treasure I had found featured a rare Boy Scout theme. Whilst the salesman had no idea whatsoever about the artist, I saw on the lower corner the inscriptions A. Quintanilla 1930 … Who would that be?
Quintanilla, Alberto Artist: QUINTANILLA, Alberto (1934)
I first thought he/ she could be an Argentine painter… but apparently no. I researched all around and found not much. So I thought that this had become a personal challenge, for I’m convinced of this artist’s unknown greatness.
Internet, my true home, for I’m a citizen of the world, was my immediate source… The first finding was that of a Peruvian gifted artist, but not the one I was looking for. The only clue I managed to find so far in my quest to recover from oblivion and darkness our new friend and artist A. Quintanilla was at Art Price. All they said on him was this:
Artist: QUINTANILLA, Alberto (1934)
Date of sale: Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Location: Kunsthallen, K?benhavn
Lot number: 175.
Estimate: DKK 1 500
This is just the beginning. This is how we begin to work on our research work. This is how we began to recover from the undeserved silence and darkness Janos Viski, that beloved Hungarian artist we’ve written so much about.
More information on J Viski:Press here to go to Viski Janos, sporting artist oil paintings.Topic: Janos Viski.
All and all, this is the current state of our work on Quintanilla. We’ll be posting every input and new finding. And we encourage those who know or have heard something about this artist to contact us and take part in this wonderful rediscovery quest.
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