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    Sale 2173

    Latin American Sale

    28 - 29 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 15

    Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991)

    Personajes frente a la ventana

    Price Realised  

    Rufino Tamayo (Mexican 1899-1991)
    Personajes frente a la ventana
    signed and dated 'Tamayo, O-59' (upper right) and titled 'PERSONAJES FRENTE A LA VENTANA' (on the reverse)
    oil and sand on canvas
    51½ x 38 in. (130.8 x 96.5 cm.)
    Painted in 1959.


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    Provenance

    Knoedler Gallery, New York.
    Olga Tamayo collection, Mexico City.
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 11 May 1979, lot 279 (illustrated in color).
    Private collection, Mexico City.
    Private collection, London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    P. Westheim, Segunda Bienal Interamericana de México: 50 Obras de Tamayo, Artes de México, Mexico, Universidad Nacional en México, 1961, no. 47 (illustrated).
    Exhibition catalogue, Tamayo, Tokyo, Shirogane Geihinkan Hall, Mainichi Newspaper, 1963, no. 8 (illustrated).
    L. Cardoza y Aragón, Mexican Art Today, 1966, no. 61 (illustrated).
    "Tamayo Grande de México y del Mundo' in La Cultura en México Suplemento de Siempre! 305, no. 756, Mexico City, 20 December 1967 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    New York, Knoedler Gallery, Tamayo, 17 November-12 December 1959, no. 5.
    Mexico City, Artes de México, Universidad Nacional en México, Tamayo en la Segunda Bienal Interamericana de México, No. 35, Vol. VI, Año IX 1961, no. 47.
    Tokyo, Japan, Shirogane Geihinkan Hall, Mainichi Newspaper, Tamayo, 11 September- 6 October 1963, no. 8.
    Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno, Rufino Tamayo, September 1964, no. 21.
    Mexico City, Sala Nacional, Palacio de Bellas Artes, 50 Años de Labor Artística: Exposición Homenaje a Rufino Tamayo, 1 December 1967, no. 22.
    Cuernavaca, Mexico, Salón de la Plástica Morelense, Centro Cívico Cultural Cuernavaca, Tamayo, 9 March- 6 April, n/d.