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    Sale 2054

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    19 - 20 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 287

    David Alfaro Siqueiros (Mexican 1896-1974)

    Cerco de noches

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    David Alfaro Siqueiros (Mexican 1896-1974)
    Cerco de noches
    signed 'Siqueiros' (lower right)--inscribed, signed again and dated 'CERCO DE NOCHES en la que las sombras va aprisionando a la luz. SIQUEIROS, C.P. Mex 4-9-1964' (on the reverse)
    Pyroxiline on wood
    23¾ x 17¾ in. (60.3 x 45 cm.)
    Painted in 1964.


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    A label affixed to the reverse reads:
    "CERCO DE NOCHES". -Los momentos sucesivos, en toda la extensión esférica de la tierra, en que las sombras van aprisionando a la luz. Negro azul o verde arriba y negro rojo abajo. Negro frío en la alta atmósfera y negro caliente en la tierra.


    *This painting is sold to benefit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Accordingly, this lot may be exempt from sales tax as set forth in the Sales Tax Notice at the back of this catalogue.

    Special Notice

    No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.


    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*


    Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mexican Masterpieces from the Bernard & Edith Lewin Collection, November 23rd, 1997- February 16th, 1998.