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    Sale 12167

    Latin American Art

    22 - 23 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 101

    Wifredo Lam (1902-1982)

    Wifredo Lam (1902-1982)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Wifredo Lam (1902-1982)
    Side A) Nu
    signed and dated 'W. Lam, 1926' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    25½ x 31½ in. (65 x 80 cm.)
    Painted in 1926.
    Double-sided painting, front of Gitanilla.

    Side B) Gitanilla
    oil on canvas
    31½ x 25½ in. (80 x 65 cm.)
    Painted in 1926.
    Double-sided painting, verso of Nu.


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

    Provenance

    Galería El Coleccionista, Madrid.
    Property from a Private European Collector, sale, Christie's, New York, 27 May 2011, lot 94 (illustrated in color).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    L. Laurin-Lam, Wifredo Lam: Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work, Volume I, 1923-1960, Acatos, Lausanne, 1996, p. 222, no. 26.05 and 26.06 (illustrated) and p. 22 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Cuenca, Spain, Nuevo Grupo Escolar, Exposición de Arte No. 66, 18 May 1927.