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    Sale 2054

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    19 - 20 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 4

    Wifredo Lam (Cuban 1902-1982)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Wifredo Lam (Cuban 1902-1982)
    Untitled
    signed and dated 'Wifredo Lam, 1953' (lower right)
    oil on linen mounted on masonite
    28 x 23¼ in. (71.1 x 59 cm.)
    Painted in 1953.


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    "I have never created my pictures in terms of a symbolic tradition, but always on the basis of a poetic excitation. I believe in poetry. For me it is the greatest contest of mankind."

    Provenance

    Galerie Colibri, Malmö, Sweden.
    Acquired from the above (circa 1953).
    By descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A MIDWEST COLLECTION


    Literature

    L. Laurin-Lam and E. Lam, Wifredo Lam: Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work, Volume I 1923-1960, Acatos, Lausanne, 1996, p. 429, no. 50.33 (illustrated).