Wifredo Lam (1902-1982)
Wifredo Lam (1902-1982)
Wifredo Lam (1902-1982)
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WIFREDO LAM (1902-1982)

Pomme Zombie

Details
WIFREDO LAM (1902-1982)
Pomme Zombie
signed and dated 'Wifredo Lam 1945' (lower right)
oil on canvas
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted in 1945.
Provenance
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
Acquavella Galleries, New York.
Galerie Lelong, Paris.
Gary Nader, Miami.
Anon sale; Christie’s New York, 17 May 1993, lot 40.
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. 373, no. 45.23 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Wifredo Lam: Early Works, 1942 - 1951, Paintings, Gouaches, Watercolors and Drawings, 1 June - 26 June 1982, no. 7 (illustrated).
Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Wifredo Lam, 1992-1993 (illustrated in color, p. 102). This exhibition later traveled to Barcelona, Fundació Joan Miró (illustrated in color, p. 86).
Coral Gables, Gary Nader Fine Art, Wifredo Lam, April 1993, (illustrated color).
Post Lot Text
1 Alejo Carpentier, El reino de este mundo (Mexico City: Compañía General de Ediciones, 1967), 4.
2 Wifredo Lam, quoted in Lowery Stokes Sims, Wifredo Lam and the International Avant-Garde, 1923-1982 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002), 35.
3 André Breton, “At night in Haiti…,” in Surrealism and Painting, trans. Simon Watson Taylor (Boston: MFA Publications, 2002), 172.
4 Edward Alden Jewell, “Cosy Surrealism: Modernism Elsewhere,” New York Times, November 25, 1945.
5 Margaret Breuning, “Lam’s Magical Incantations and Rituals,” Art Digest 20 (December 1, 1945): 16.

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