2 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 16,100
GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
Wifredo Lam (1902-1982)
signed and dated 'Wifredo Lam, 1962' (lower left)
charcoal and coloured pastels on paper
18¼ x 22 5/8in. (46.4 x 57.5cm.)
Executed in 1962
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Private Collection, Europe.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Valérie Hess on the erotic — and semi-autobiographical — sculpture considered a masterpiece of the artist's late career
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