• Latin American Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2222

    Latin American Sale

    17 - 18 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 69

    Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991)

    Dos hombres en un paisaje

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    Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991)
    Dos hombres en un paisaje
    signed and dated 'Tamayo, O-77' (lower left) titled and dated 'DOS HOMBRES EN UN PAISAJE, 1978' (on the reverse)
    oil and sand on canvas
    38¼ x 51¼ in. (97.1 x 130.2 cm.)
    Painted in 1977.


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

    Provenance

    Olga Tamayo collection.
    Marlborough Gallery, New York.
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 28 May 1985, lot 80 (illustrated in color).
    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

    Exhibition catalogue, Rufino Tamayo: Fifty Years of His Paintings, Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection, 1978, p. 79, no. 63 (illustrated).
    Exhibition catalogue, Gerzso, Mérida, Tamayo, Mexico City, Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas Sección Anual de Invitados, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1979, p. 144 (illustrated).
    Exhibition catalogue, Rufino Tamayo: Myth and Magic, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1979, p. 136, no. 112 (illustrated).
    Exhibition catalogue, Rufino Tamayo: Recent Paintings, London, Marlborough Fine Art, 1979, no. 14, p. 28 (illustrated in color).
    O. Paz and J. Lassaigne, Rufino Tamayo, Rizzoli, New York, 1982,
    p. 257, no. 235 (illustrated in color).
    Addendum for Book "Rufino Tamayo", Palm Springs, B. Lewin Galleries, 1983, p. LX-LXI (illustrated in color).
    M. Rivera Velázquez and C. Mariano Somorrostro, Tamayo, Mexico City, Producciones gráficas, 1983 (illusrtrated).
    O. Paz and J. Lassaigne, Rufino Tamayo, 2nd ed. Ediciones Polígrafa, S.A., 1995, p. 259, no. 235 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection, Rufino Tamayo: Fifty Years of His Painting, 7 October- 16 November 1978, no. 63. This exhibition later traveled to San Antonio, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute,
    6 January- 17 February 1979.
    New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Rufino Tamayo: Myth and Magic, May- August 1979, no. 112.
    London, Marlborough Fine Art, Rufino Tamayo: Recent Paintings, 3- 27 October 1979, no. 14.
    Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Masterpieces from the Bernard and Edith Lewin collection of Mexican Art, 23 November 1997- 16 February 1998, no. 27.