Rufino Tamayo - Evening & Day Editions New York Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Juan Carlos Pereda 339, 341, 343, 345, 347, 349, 350, and 353

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Mujer Sonriente (Smiling Woman); La Pareja (Couple); Perro Herido (Wounded Dog); Luna Llena (Full Moon); El Ermitaño (The Hermit); Adán (Adam); Eva (Eve); and La Coqueta (The Flirt)

  • 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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Tamayo 90 Aniversario (90th Anniversary Suite): 8 plates

Eight lithographs in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins.
all I. various sizes
all S. approx. 40 1/4 x 29 5/8 in. (102.2 x 75.2 cm)

All signed and numbered 99/110 in pencil (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by B/M Ediciones y Arte, Mexico City, all unframed.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $17,500

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 23 April 2019