Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991)
Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991)
Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991)
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RUFINO TAMAYO (1899-1991)

Mujer sonriente

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RUFINO TAMAYO (1899-1991)
Mujer sonriente
signed and dated 'Tamayo, O-79' (lower left), titled 'MUJER SONRIENTE' (on the reverse)
oil and sand on canvas
51 1⁄4 x 37 1⁄8 in. (130 x 95 cm.)
Painted in 1979.
Provenance
Eduardo Manzano, Mexico City.
Private collection, Los Ángeles.
Mr. Leonardo Nierman, Mexico City.
Gift from the above to the present owner (2015).
Exhibited
London, Marlborough Gallery, Rufino Tamayo: Recent Paintings, 3-27 October 1979, no. 22, pp. 4 and 11 (illustrated in color, p. 11).
Mexico City, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo and Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, INBA / SEP, Rufino Tamayo: 70 años de creación, December 1987-March 1988, p. 291 (illustrated in color).
Post Lot Text
1 Rufino Tamayo, quoted in Mark A. Uhlig, “From Exile to Idol: Rufino Tamayo at 91,” New York Times, December 27, 1990.
2 James B. Lynch, Jr., “Tamayo Revisited, “Rufino Tamayo: Fifty Years of His Painting (Washington, D.C.: The Phillips Collection, 1978), 21, 23.
3 Ibid., 23.
4 José Corredor Matheos, Tamayo (New York: Rizzoli, 1987), 12-13.
5 Octavio Paz, “An Art of Transfigurations,” in Rufino Tamayo: Myth and Magic (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1979), 22.

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