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    Sale 1907

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    19 - 20 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 13

    Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991)

    Hombre

    Price Realised  

    Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991)
    Hombre
    signed and dated 'Tamayo, O-79' (upper left), inscribed 'HOMBRE. ACRILICO, 1979, 130 x 095' (on the reverse)
    acrylic and sand on canvas
    37 x 50¼ in. (94 x 127.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1979.


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    *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.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the correct birth date for the artist is 1899.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT ACQUISITIONS OF LATIN AMERICAN ART*


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Tamayo: Recent Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, 1981, no. 2 (illustrated in color). Addendum For Book 'Rufino Tamayo', B. Lewin Galleries, Palm Springs, California, n/d, no. LI (illustrated in color).
    O. Paz and J. Lassaigne, Rufino Tamayo, Barcelona, Ediciones Polígrafa, S.A., 1982, p. 270, no. 249.
    Exhibition catalogue, Tamayo 70 Años de Creación, Mexico City, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1987 (illustrated in color).
    O. Paz and J. Lassaigne, Rufino Tamayo, Barcelona, Ediciones Polígrafa, S.A., 1995, p. 272, no. 249.


    Exhibited

    Mexico City, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Tamayo 70 Años de Creación, December 1987- March 1988.