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Wifredo Lam

Arbre de Plumes (Tree of Feathers), 1974

Lithgraph on Arches paper
25 3/5 × 19 7/10 in
65 × 50 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$2,500
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Pleni Luna Suite
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Wifredo Lam
Cuban, 1902–1982
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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 influenced by African spiritual practices such as Santeria. He studied in Spain under the same teacher as Salvador Dalí and became a friend of Picasso after moving to Paris in 1938. After returning to Havana in 1941, Lam began producing paintings that were dominated by hybridized human-animal-vegetal figures. There he produced his most famous work, The Jungle (1943), which depicted four grotesque figures with mask-like faces emerging from dense vegetation, and has drawn comparisons with Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica (1937).

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About the work
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Hand-signed by artist, Front
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
Pleni Luna Suite
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Wifredo Lam
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Browse works in this category
$2,400–$2,550
This work
$0
$3,450+
Wifredo Lam
Cuban, 1902–1982
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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 influenced by African spiritual practices such as Santeria. He studied in Spain under the same teacher as Salvador Dalí and became a friend of Picasso after moving to Paris in 1938. After returning to Havana in 1941, Lam began producing paintings that were dominated by hybridized human-animal-vegetal figures. There he produced his most famous work, The Jungle (1943), which depicted four grotesque figures with mask-like faces emerging from dense vegetation, and has drawn comparisons with Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica (1937).

Wifredo Lam

Arbre de Plumes (Tree of Feathers), 1974

Lithgraph on Arches paper
25 3/5 × 19 7/10 in
65 × 50 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$2,500
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