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Tomás Sánchez (Cuban b. 1948)
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Tomás Sánchez (Cuban b. 1948)

Llegada del caminante a la laguna

Tomás Sánchez (Cuban b. 1948)
Llegada del caminante a la laguna
signed and dated 'Tomás Sánchez 99' (lower right) signed and dated again and titled 'Tomás Sánchez, 1999, LLEGADA DEL CAMINANTE A LA LAGUNA' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
78¼ x 99 3/8 in. (199 x 252.4 cm.)
Painted in 1999.
Marlborough Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
E.J. Sullivan and G. García Márquez, Tomás Sánchez, Milan, 2003, p.187, no. 157 (illustrated in color).

Lot Essay

For over thirty years Tomás Sánchez has been engaged in a constant re-investigation of the significance of landscape as a major form of artistic expression. This genre may have been exhausted and drained of all meaning beyond stereotypical kitsch. Sánchez reinvests it with a new set of signifiers which, once decoded by the viewer, reveal a depth of implication and a vocabulary of symbols that may be understood as nothing less than subversive within the parameters of contemporary art.

Edward Sullivan, Tomás Sánchez (Milan: Skira editore, 2003), 11.

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