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  • Provenance

    Private Collection.

  • Literature

    Cat. Wifredo Lam: A Tribute, Gary Nader fine art, Coral Gables, (USA), Gary Nader 1993, ill. (col.).
    Wifredo Lam Catalogue Raisonne of the painted work Vol I 1923-1960 Fig. 54.05 page 450.

  • Artist Bio

    Wifredo Lam

    Cuban • 1902 - 1982

    Wifredo Lam was born in Sagua la Grande, Cuba and was of mixed Chinese, European, Indian and African descent. He studied under Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor, curator for the Museo del Prado and teacher of Salvador Dalí.

    While studying in Spain, he met Pablo Picasso, who would become his mentor and friend as well as one of his great supporters, introducing him to the intelligentsia of the time. Lam significantly contributed to modernism during his prolific career as painter, printmaker, sculptor and ceramist. His works explored Cubism and expanded the inventive parameters of Surrealism while negotiating figuration and abstraction with a unique blend of Afro-Cuban and Surrealist iconography. His iconic visual language incorporated syncretic and fantastical objects and combined human-animal figures fused with lush vegetation.

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Pájaro (Bird)

1954
oil on canvas
72.5 x 91 cm (28 1/2 x 35 7/8 in.)
Signed and dated on back

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Worldwide Head of Latin American Art
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Wifredo Lam: Blurring Boundaries

London 10 – 21 October 2016