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  • Provenance

    Estate of the Artist
    Private Collection, Mexico City (acquired from the above)
    Private Collection, Mexico City (acquired from the above)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Chicago, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Sculpture and Mixographs by Rufino Tamayo, December 14, 1990 – February 3, 1991, no. 9, p. 4 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    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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signed, numbered and dated "Tamayo PdA O-89" on the base
steel with black patina
79 1/8 x 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (201 x 32.1 x 32.1 cm.)
Executed in 1989, this work is an artist's proof from an edition of 7 plus 3 artist's proofs.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $125,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 May 2018