• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2005

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    28 - 29 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 33

    Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991)

    Desnudo

    Price Realised  

    Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991)
    Desnudo
    signed and dated 'Tamayo O-75' (upper left), titled and dated again 'Desnudo 1975' (on the reverse)
    oil and sand on canvas
    47½ x 29½ in. (120.5 x 75 cm.)
    Painted in 1975.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    *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.

    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

    Addendum For Book "Rufino Tamayo," B. Lewin Galleries, Palm Springs, n/d, p. XLII-XLIII (illustrated in color).
    Exhibition catalogue, Rufino Tamayo, 1990, Berlin, Staatliche Kunsthalle, 1990, p. 311, no. 115.
    Exhibition catalogue, traveling exhibition, Rufino Tamayo Retrospective, Nagoya City, Nagoya City Art Museum, 1993, pp. 138; 90, no. 65 (illustrated).
    Conde et al., Tamayo, Grupo Financiero Bital Fundación Olga y Rufino Tamayo A. C., Américo Arte Editores, Mexico City, 1998, p. 71 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Beverly Hills/Palm Springs, Collection B. Lewin Galleries, n/d.
    Berlin, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Rufino Tamayo, 1990, May - June 1990.
    Nagoya City, Nagoya City Art Museum, Rufino Tamayo Retrospective, October - December 1993. This exhibition later traveled to Kamamura, The Museum of Modern Art, December 1993 - February 1994; Kyoto, The National Museum of Modern Art, February - March 1994.