Wifredo Lam, ‘Croiseur Noir’, 1972, Wallector
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Wifredo Lam

Croiseur Noir, 1972

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12 3/5 × 10 in
32 × 25.5 cm
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Wallector
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Hand signed. Edition of 25 prints. Copy on Japon Nacré paper.
Catalogue Prandi 158 n. 791
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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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Hand signed. Edition of 25 prints. Copy on Japon Nacré paper.
Catalogue Prandi 158 n. 791
Perfect conditions.Original Prints.
Passepartout included: 58 x 39 cm
Image Dimensions : 24 x 18 cm

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Hand signed.
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

Croiseur Noir, 1972

Etching
12 3/5 × 10 in
32 × 25.5 cm
Sold
Location
Only Exhibition
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