My Blue Frottage Portrait by Arnaldo Roche


There are days in your life you never forget. I always had a goal to have an original work by the artist Roche Rabell which was reached on my 3rd year of Med School but over time step I started to study his career with books and videos based on his creative process of his work and I was amazed as he took ordinary  objects and integrated into his work, even with the human anatomy.


Knowing the different periods of Arnaldo I always had a great curiosity for the blue period especially with the frottage technique but never in my mind I would thought that Roche would do a portrait of me, but thanks to perseverance and a good friend Walter Otero my bucket checklist was completed this past April.


My first impression was an “awwwwww” moment. I couldn’t believe he’s here to paint my portrait,  since is not the same as sharing some one on one time vs on a expo opening night 5 minute talk. The thing that impressed me the most was the fact of how simple and humble he’s persona is, it made me feel at home.

Thanks Arnaldo for making my wish come true!!!

Joey Medrano


Puerto Rico Top Artist’s At Christie’s Auction House-New York

Auction day at Christie in New York are always very anticipated date for any artist. On May 25, 2016 at Christie’s New York various works by Angel Botello, Arnaldo Roche Rabell, Olga Albizu and Francisco Rodon will go under the hammer.

This auction will be important for the artist Francisco Rodon which last performance on Christie’s  was in 2011 with an impressive sale of $ 188.500 for lot 245 titled “La legendaria Alicia Alonso-Canto del Cisne”. Olga Albizu work will also be in the center of attention since her last sale at auction broke her previous record plus was recognized as the  most expensive work by any Puerto Rican woman with  lot 210 which fetched $56.250 on 2015.  Art Veteran Arnaldo Roche will be represented by a colossal painting from the 1989 with an estimated value of $35,000 up to $45,000 titled “Can You See Me”



You can follow the auction by clicking the link below

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