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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Paris

  • Artist Bio

    Wifredo Lam

    Cuban • 1902 - 1982

    Wifredo Lam was born in Sagua la Grande, Cuba and was of mixed Chinese, European, Indian and African descent. He studied under Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor, curator for the Museo del Prado and teacher of Salvador Dalí.



    While studying in Spain, he met Pablo Picasso, who would become his mentor and friend as well as one of his great supporters, introducing him to the intelligentsia of the time. Lam significantly contributed to modernism during his prolific career as painter, printmaker, sculptor and ceramist. His works explored Cubism and expanded the inventive parameters of Surrealism while negotiating figuration and abstraction with a unique blend of Afro-Cuban and Surrealist iconography. His iconic visual language incorporated syncretic and fantastical objects and combined human-animal figures fused with lush vegetation.

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Untitled

signed 'Wifredo' lower left
ink on paper
26.4 x 20 cm (10 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
Executed circa 1950, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Lou Laurin Lam and is registered under the number 06-39.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

sold for £10,000

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Tamila Kerimova
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 30 June 2017