Personaje Blanco (White Person); and Cabeza en Amarillo (Head in Yellow)

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    Juan Carlos Pereda 193 and 195

  • 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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THIS LOT IS SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

Personaje Blanco (White Person); and Cabeza en Amarillo (Head in Yellow)

1976
Two etching and aquatints in colours with carborundum, on Guarro paper, the full sheets.
both S. approx 75.4 x 56.3 cm (29 5/8 x 22 1/8 in.)
Both signed and numbered 13/75 and 22/75 in crayon (there were also 10 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Ediciones Polígrafa, Barcelona, both framed.

Estimate
£1,500 - 2,000 • ‡

sold for £2,000

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London Auction 19 January 2017