Wifredo Lam

Cuban, 1902-1982

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Wifredo Lam

Cuban, 1902-1982

1,326 followers

A major early 20th-century painter, Wifredo Lam fused elements of Cubism and Surrealism with …

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A major early 20th-century painter, Wifredo Lam fused elements of Cubism and Surrealism with African culture in paintings that were exhibited alongside those of Pablo Picasso and other Cubists and Fauvists. A native Cuban, Lam hailed from Chinese, European, Indian, and mixed-African descent, and he was deeply …

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Selected career achievements
High auction record
$5m, Sotheby's, 2012
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 2 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum International Magazine, and 1 more
Participated in a major biennial
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