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

Personajes en la sombra

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RUFINO TAMAYO (1899-1991)
Personajes en la sombra
signed and dated ‘Tamayo O-59’ (lower left) titled ‘Personajes en la sombra’ (on the reverse)
oil and sand on canvas
37 1⁄2 x 50 7⁄8 in. (95.3 x 128.9 cm.)
Painted in 1959.
Provenance
M. Knoedler and Co. Inc, New York.
Roberto García Mora, Mexico City.
Galería de Arte Misrachi, Mexico City.
Private collection, Texas.
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Literature
J. García Ponce, Tamayo, Mexico City, Galería de Arte Misrachi, 1967 (illustrated).
A. de Neuvillate-Ortiz, 10 Pintores mexicanos, Mexico City, Ediciones Galería de Arte Misrachi, 1974 (illustrated in color).
M. Kelken, "Nuevos aspectos de la plástica mexicana" in Artes de México, núm. 33 Año IX, Mexico City, 1961, p. 17, no 3 (illustrated).
A. García Formenti, "Le monde magique de Rufino Tamayo" in Ambassade du Mexique en France Services Culturels, January 24- March 1961, Paris, p. 16 (illustrated).
A. de Neuvillate Ortiz, "Rufino Tamayo" in Comercio núm. 161 vol. XV, Mexico City, 1964 (illustrated in color).
M. D. Arana, "Tamayo el iluminado" in Revista de América, no. 1149, Mexico City, 30 December 1967, p. 28 (illustrated).
M. D. Arana, "Tamayo" in Mujeres Expresión Femenina, no. 205, 20 December 1967, p.15 (illustrated).
"El paralelo mágico" in Hispano, 18 December, 1967, p. 68 (illustrated).
R. Tamayo, "Mi doctrina estética" in Suplemento Cultural de Novedades, Mexico City, 3 July 1966 (illustrated).

Exhibited
New York, Knoedler Galleries, Tamayo, 17 November- 12 December 1959, no. 1 (illustrated).
Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno, Rufino Tamayo, September 1964, no. 20.
Mexico City, Palacio Nacional de Bellas Artes, Homenaje a Rufino Tamayo, 50 años de labor artística, 1 December 1967, no. 21.
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Post Lot Text
1 Rufino Tamayo, quoted in Ingrid Suckaer, “Chronology,” in Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted, ed. Diana C. Du Pont (Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2007), 421-22.
2 José Corredor-Matheos, Tamayo (New York: Rizzoli, 1987), 24.
3 Paul Westheim, Tamayo: A Study in Esthetics (Mexico City: Ediciones Artes de México, 1957), 11.
4 Tamayo, “A Commentary by the Artist,” in Tamayo (Phoenix: Phoenix Art Museum, 1968), 4.
5 Ibid., 3-4.

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