Rufino Tamayo - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Phillips

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    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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Mixografía® print in colours, on Arches paper, the full sheet,
S. 74.8 x 53.8 cm (29 1/2 x 21 1/8 in.)
signed and numbered 99/100 in white pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs and a further 25 deluxe impressions both in Roman numerals), published by Taller de Gráfica Mexicana, Mexico City (with their blindstamp), framed.

£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £3,500

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auctions 12 June 2014 2pm & 6pm