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    Sale 12166

    Latin American Art

    25 - 26 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 98

    Wifredo Lam (1902-1982)

    Tête

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    Wifredo Lam (1902-1982)
    Tête
    signed 'Wifredo Lam' (center right and again on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    13 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. (34.9 x 44.5 cm.)
    Painted circa 1972.


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    We are grateful to Eskil Lam for his assistance cataloguing this work.

    Provenance

    Galerie Lelong, Paris.
    Yaco Garcia Arte Latinoamericano, Panama (acquired from the above).


    Literature

    M.-P. Fouchet, Wifredo Lam, 1st edition, Barcelona/Paris, Polígrafa, Cercle d'Art, 1976, p. 182, no. 232 (illustrated).
    M.-P. Fouchet, Wifredo Lam, 2nd edition, Barcelona/Paris, Polígrafa, Cercle d'Art, 1989, p. 186, no. 232 (illustrated).
    L. Laurin-Lam and E. Lam, Wifredo Lam: Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work, Volume II, 1961-1982, Lausanne, Acatos, 2002, p. 376, no. 72.102 (illustrated).
    Exhibition catalogue, Wifredo Lam in North America, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 2007, p. 135, no. 61 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Wifredo Lam in North America, 11 October 2007-21 January 2008, no. 61. This exhibition also travelled to Miami, Miami Art Museum, 8 February-18 May 2008, Long Beach, California, Museum of Latin American Art, 12 June-31 August 2008, St. Petersburg, Florida, Salvador Dalí Museum, 2 October 2008-10 January 2009.