Rufino Tamayo - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 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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Desnudo en Naranja (Nude in Orange)

Lithograph in colours, on Arches paper, with full margins,
I. 66 x 51 cm (25 7/8 x 20 1/8 in.)
S. 76 x 56 cm (29 7/8 x 22 in.)

signed and numbered 27/100 in pencil (there were also some unnumbered impressions), printed in Paris from an unidentified workshop, generally in good condition, unframed.

£1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for £1,375

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Robert Kennan
Editions, London
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Evening & Day Editions

London 12 December 2013 2pm & 6pm