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    Sale 2054

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    19 - 20 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 11

    Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991)

    Los amigos

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    Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991)
    Los amigos
    signed and dated 'Tamayo, O-76' (upper right) titled and dated 'Los amigos, 1976' (on the reverse)
    oil and sand on canvas
    38¼ x 51¼ in. (97.1 x 130.2 cm.)
    Painted in 1976.


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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

    Marlborough Gallery, New York.
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 28 May 1985, lot 89 (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 Painting, Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection, 1978, p. 74, no. 55 (illustrated).
    Addendum for Book "Rufino Tamayo," Palm Springs, B. Lewin
    Galleries, n/d, p. XLVIII-IL (illustrated in color).
    C. Monsiváis et al., Rufino Tamayo, 70 años de creación, Mexico City, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes Secretaría de Educación Pública, 1987, p. 268 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno, Creadores Latinoamericanos Contemporáneos 1950-1976, October- November 1976, no. 92.
    Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura (CONAC), Rufino Tamayo, March 1977, no. 63.
    Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection, Rufino Tamayo: Fifty Years of his Painting, October 7th- November 16th, 1978. This exhibition later travled to San Antonio, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, January 6th- February 17th, 1979.
    Santa Ana, The Modern Museum of Art, Rufino Tamayo Exhibition, September 19th- November 30th, 1987.
    Mexico City, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Rufino Tamayo: Setenta años de creación, December 1987- March 1988.