• Latin American Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2222

    Latin American Sale

    17 - 18 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 45

    Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991)

    Adán y Eva

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    Estimate

    Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991)
    Adán y Eva
    signed and dated 'Tamayo, O-72' (upper right)
    oil and sand on canvas
    39½ x 32 in. (100 x 81.3 cm.)
    Painted in 1972.


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    We are grateful to Art Historian Juan Carlos Pereda for his assistance in cataloguing this work.

    Provenance

    Olga Tamayo, Mexico City.
    B. Lewin Galleries, Beverly Hills and Palm Springs.
    Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 16 November 1994, lot 61 (illustrated in color).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    Rufino Tamayo, Beverly Hills, Palm Springs, B. Lewin Galleries, 1983, p. 125 (illustrated in color).
    E.J. Sullivan et al., 10 Maestros de la Plástica Mexicana, Mexico City, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, CONACULTA, p. 156-157, no. 76 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Beverly Hills, Palm Springs, B. Lewin Galleries, Rufino Tamayo, 1983.
    San Francisco, The Mexican Museum, Paintings and Mixographs by Rufino Tamayo, 19 May- 10 July 1983.
    Santa Ana, California, The Modern Museum of Art, Rufino Tamayo, September 1987, no. 37.