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    Sale 2005

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    28 - 29 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 55

    Rodolfo Morales (Mexican 1925-2001)

    Las fumadoras

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    Rodolfo Morales (Mexican 1925-2001)
    Las fumadoras
    signed 'RODOLFO MORALES' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    61 x 84½ in. (155 x 214.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1986.


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    Men rarely appear in Rodolfo Morales's painting; and when they do, it is usually as statues or inert figures. Women, on the contrary, are always a lively presence: the terra firma where joy and tranquility are possible. That multicolored feminine multitude inhabiting his works responds caringly to our gaze with its solid and confident presence.

    Alberto Blanco

    Provenance

    Vorpal Gallery, New York and San Francisco.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Rodolfo Morales, New York, Vorpal Gallery, 1989 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    New York, Vorpal Gallery, Rodolfo Morales, 1989.