Her consecration at the top of the art market is very recent. On 24 November 2014, Sotheby's sold Hacia la torre for $ 4.3 million including premium over a lower estimate of $ 2.5M. This oil on masonite 123 x 100 cm painted in 1960 shows a gang of nuns on fragile tricycles outgoing from a castle behind a peasant and an austere abbess.
Remedios Varo liked to show young women with a stereotyped face that is a self-portrait recognizable through her short chin. The catalog was telling that one of these women had escaped, symbolizing freedom. I did not understand that comment and I did not discuss the artwork in this chronicle to prevent against any misinterpretation.
On May 27 in New York, Christie's sells Vampiros vegetarianos, oil on canvas 86 x 60 cm painted in 1962, lot 22 estimated $ 1.5M.
Three Vampyrs recognizable by their bat wings are perched on high stools around a guéridon. With long straws, they drink directly in beautiful fruit reminiscent of the Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. Two pet roosters with bodies and legs of dogs add another fairy element to the scene.
The Vampiros Mexicanos are cocktails based on tequila and sangrita, this latter word being a diminutive for 'blood' designating some juice of red fruit. This drink was appreciated in the Mexican surrealist group!