15 Aguafuertes: 14 plates

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  • Literature

    Juan Carlos Pereda 170, 172-184

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Hombre con Sombrero (Man with Hat); Cabeza con Iniciales (Head with Initials); Personaje en Negro (Person in Black); Cabeza (Cabeza); Personaje en Verde (Person in Green); Mujer en Blanco (Woman in White); Personaje en Blanco (Person in White); Torso (Torso); Manos (Hands); Paisaje (Landscape); Dos Cabezas (Two Heads); Interior con Sandía (Interior with Watermelon); Nocturno (Nocturne); and Personaje, Luna y Estrella (Person, Moon and Star)

  • Artist Bio

    Rufino Tamayo

    Mexican • 1899 - 1991

    Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Rufino Tamayo was an incredibly prolific artist working until his death at the age of 91. Half-European and half-Zapotec Indian, Tamayo produced work that was defined by his mestizo, or mixed-blood, heritage. Through his studies, Tamayo was exposed to every artistic school of his time including Fauvism, the classical French school, Cubism and Abstract Expressionism, all of which contributed to his style as it developed throughout his life.



    Tamayo reacted strongly against the Mexican muralists who dominated the art scene during his coming of age. Instead, his work is firmly grounded in realism while taking creative liberties in color and composition. His art emulates a unique blend of Cubism and Surrealism, joined with a deep understanding of Mexican culture.

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15 Aguafuertes: 14 plates

1975
Fourteen etchings in colours with carborundum, on Guarro paper, the full sheets, loose (as issued), contained in the original blue fabric-covered portfolio.
all S. 82 x 62.5 cm (32 1/4 x 24 5/8 in.)
All signed and numbered 8/75 in black crayon (there were also 10 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Ediciones Polígrafa, Barcelona, lacking Personaje a Contraluz.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

sold for £25,000

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London Auction 19 January 2017