Rufino Tamayo, ‘15 Aguafuertes: 14 plates’, 1975, Phillips

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All sheets: 82 x 62.5 cm (32 1/4 x 24 5/8 in.)

Including: Hombre con Sombrero (Man with Hat); Cabeza con Iniciales (Head with Initials); Personaje en Negro (Person in Black); Cabeza (Cabeza); Personaje en Verde (Person in Green); Mujer en Blanco (Woman in White); Personaje en Blanco (Person in White); Torso (Torso); Manos (Hands); Paisaje (Landscape); Dos Cabezas (Two Heads); Interior con Sandía (Interior with Watermelon); Nocturno (Nocturne); and Personaje, Luna y Estrella (Person, Moon and Star)

Signature: All signed and numbered 8/75 in black crayon (there were also 10 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Ediciones Polígrafa, Barcelona, lacking Personaje a Contraluz.

Juan Carlos Pereda 170, 172-184

About Rufino Tamayo

Rufino Tamayo, a Mexican artist of Zapotecan Indian descent, combined European painting styles and Mexican folk motifs in his paintings and prints. Tamayo, admired the works of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Henri Matisse, developed a strong interest in pre-Columbian art while working at the National Museum of Archaeology in Mexico City. He reacted against the political overtones of the Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco; instead, he was concerned with form and symbolism, and combining Mexican styles with Cubism and Surrealism. He was also active in the development of Mixografia, a printmaking technique used to create deep textured effects.

Mexican, 1899-1991, Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico