On March 28th, the FACUNDO Rum Collection, the luxury rums from the Bacardi family’s private reserves, will launch an exclusive collaboration with Latin American artist Damian Aquiles, unveiling ten one-of-a-kind luxury bar trays – each created as unique works of art.
Marking his first solo exhibition in New York since 2004, artist Damian Aquiles is collaborating with FACUNDO to celebrate the exciting and diverse world of Latin American art and culture that is inherent to the brand’s origin.
Select FACUNDO bar trays will be displayed at Aquiles’ Alquimista exhibition at The Highline Loft in Manhattan opening on Thursday, March 29 with a private cocktail reception in the evening, and running through Saturday, April 7, curated by Natalie Kates Projects.
More about Damian Aquiles: Aquiles’ work ranges from painting to installation to metalwork; he carefully selects and utilizes found materials such as discarded paint cans and scrap metals from his native Cuba and transforms them into stunning masterpieces. Aquiles chooses to work with used materials for the concentrated energy that emanates from them – by recycling these materials, he uses their previous life, energy and history to tell his own story.
Aquiles credits Beth Rudin de Woody, Paul & Nancy Pelosi, Rita Schrager and more as collectors of his work. Beyond his artwork, Aquiles and his wife Pamela Ruiz have become renowned in Cuba for their remarkable home – which can be considered a work of art itself and has been featured in numerous design publications – where they host celebrity guests such as Katy Perry, Will and Jada Smith, Rufus Wainwright and more. FACUNDO celebrates Aquiles’ return to the New York art scene with the launch of this collection.