• Latin American Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2222

    Latin American Sale

    17 - 18 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 46

    Wifredo Lam (Cuban 1902-1982)

    Les Compagnons

    Price Realised  

    Wifredo Lam (Cuban 1902-1982)
    Les Compagnons
    signed and dated 'Wifredo Lam 1976' (lower right) and inscribed by an unknown hand 'BLANC No. 53' (on the back stretcher bar)
    oil on canvas
    39 x 27 5/8 in. (99 x 70.1 cm.)
    Painted in 1976.


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    This work is sold with a certificate of authenticity signed by Lou Laurin-Lam dated Paris, 12 March 1990.

    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist, Albisola de Marte, Italy.
    Galerie Lelong, Paris.
    Mathew Carone Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
    Claudio Poleschi, Lucca, Italy.
    Acquired from the above.
    Private collection, Miami.


    Literature

    M.P. Fouchet, Wifredo Lam, 2nd ed., Barcelona/Paris, Polígrafa/Cercle d'Art, 1989, p. 216, no. 280 (illustrated in color).
    Exhibition catalogue, Wifredo Lam, oleos, pasteles y aguafuertes, Buenos Aires, Galería Der Brücke, 1989 (illustrated).
    L. Laurin-Lam and E. Lam, Wifredo Lam: Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work, Volume II 1961-1982, Acatos, Laussane, 2002, p. 484, no. 76.17 (illustrated).
    L. Stokes Sim, Wifredo Lam and the International Avant-Garde, 1923-1982, University of Texas Press, 2002, p. 196, no. 9.5 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Buenos Aires, Galería Der Brücke, Wifredo Lam, oleos, pasteles y aguafuertes, 1989.
    Fort Lauderdale, Carone Gallery, Wifredo Lam, Paintings and Pastels, 1992.