Rufino Tamayo - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Juan Carlos Pereda 250-253, 255, 260-261, 263

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including Personaje con sombrero (Person with Hat); Figura de hombre en azul con fondo gris (Figure of Man in Blue with Grey Background); Cabeza en fondo gris (Head on Grey Background); Figura hierática (Hieratic figure); Juglar (Juggler); Manos sobre fondo azul (Hands on a Blue Background); Perro (Dog); and Manos en rojo (Hands in Red)

  • 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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15 Aguafuertes (15 Etchings): eight plates (P. 250-253, 255, 260-261, 263)

Eight etchings with carborundum in colours, on Guarro paper, the full sheets.
all S. approx. 76 x 56 cm (29 7/8 x 22 in.), three horizontal
All signed and numbered 9/99 in black or white crayon (there were also 15 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Ediciones Polígrafa, S.A., Barcelona, all unframed.

£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £8,890

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 - 8 June 2023