Denis Nuñez is one of the my favorite of the contemporary artists in Managua, Nicaragua. Sometimes he paints the natural world with birds or bugs emerging from bright and broken backgrounds. But more often he paints humanity’s vices and frailties but with an undeniable love of the subject. This work is from the early 1990s when his palette was predominately earth tones and his figures were usually posed and outlined in black. A winner of numerous awards and collected by many Central American museums and connoisseurs, he is lately getting much deserved international recognition. The price range for his work ranges from as little as $750 for a small gauche to more than $20,000 for larger oil paintings of this earlier vintage. I expect them to appreciate significantly over the coming years.