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    Sale 2173

    Latin American Sale

    28 - 29 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 256

    Carlos Mérida (Guatemalan 1891-1984)

    Los hombres verdes

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    Carlos Mérida (Guatemalan 1891-1984)
    Los hombres verdes
    signed and dated 'CARLOS MERIDA 1978' (lower center)
    Duco on parchment mounted on masonite
    22 x 15½ in. (55.5 x 39 cm.)
    Painted in 1978.


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    Provenance

    The Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art.
    Gift from the above to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT ACQUISITIONS OF LATIN AMERICAN ART


    Literature

    Carlos Mérida, A Retrospective, B. Lewin Galleries, Beverly Hills, Palm Springs, n/d, p. 70-71, no. 27 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mexican Masterpieces from the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection, November 1997 - February 1998. This exhibition later traveled to Mexico City, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, April - July 1998.