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Auction: Latin America
was auctioned on: 29 May 2014
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Rufino Tamayo

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000
Price realised:  US$125,000
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PROPERTY FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT ACQUISITIONS OF LATIN AMERICAN ART Rufino Tamayo Untitled 1973 oil on canvas 14 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (36.2 x 36.2 cm.) Signed and dated "Tamayo 0-73" upper left.
Provenance The Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art Acquired from the above by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997 Catalogue Essay “If I could express with a single word what it is that distinguishes Tamayo from other painters of our age, I would say, without a moment’s hesitation: sun. For the sun is in all his pictures, whether we see it or not.” Octavio Paz Read More Artist Bio Rufino Tamayo Mexican • 1899 - 1991 Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Rufino Tamayo was an incredibly prolific artist working until his death at the age of 91. Half-European and half-Zapotec Indian, Tamayo produced work that was defined by his mestizo, or mixed-blood, heritage. Through his studies, Tamayo was exposed to every artistic school of his time including Fauvism, the classical French school, Cubism and Abstract Expressionism, all of which contributed to his style as it developed throughout his life. Tamayo reacted strongly against the Mexican muralists who dominated the art scene during his coming of age. Instead, his work is firmly grounded in realism while taking creative liberties in color and composition. His art emulates a unique blend of Cubism and Surrealism, joined with a deep understanding of Mexican culture. View More Works

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: Latin America
Date of the auction: 29 May 2014
Address: Phillips
New York