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Gallery Art
Aventura

Artwork is in excellent condition. Frame size: 21.5 x 19 inches. Additional images available upon request. Certificate of Authenticity included. All reasonable offers will be considered.

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
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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).

High auction record
$9.6m, Sotheby's, 2020
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, MALBA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
Wifredo LamMuseo Reina Sofía
The EY Exhibition: Wifredo LamTate
2015
Wifredo LamCentre Pompidou
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CROISEUR NOIR II, 1972

ETCHING ON JAPANESE PAPER
12 1/2 × 10 1/4 in
31.8 × 26 cm
Edition of 25
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Aventura
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GA
Gallery Art
Aventura

Artwork is in excellent condition. Frame size: 21.5 x 19 inches. Additional images available upon …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included

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).

High auction record
$9.6m, Sotheby's, 2020
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, MALBA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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