Wifredo Lam, ‘Image’, 1962, Cambi
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Wifredo Lam

Image, 1962

Colored etching.
28 × 19 7/10 in
71 × 50 cm
Edition 5/50
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Board for the Image folder curated by Giorgio Upiglio. Domenique Tonneau-Rycklelynck n. 6II4.

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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).

Wifredo Lam, ‘Image’, 1962, Cambi
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Board for the Image folder curated by Giorgio Upiglio. Domenique Tonneau-Rycklelynck n. 6II4.

ed. 5/50

cm 71x50

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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).

Wifredo Lam

Image, 1962

Colored etching.
28 × 19 7/10 in
71 × 50 cm
Edition 5/50
Bidding closed
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