Wifredo Lam, ‘Owl’, 1977, TRESART
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Wifredo Lam

Owl, 1977

Bronze with brown patina
11 2/5 × 4 3/10 in
29 × 10.9 cm
Edition 14/50
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$25,000
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TRESART
Miami

This sculpture is a vivid representation of Wifredo Lam's fusion of Surrealism and African …

Medium
Condition
The sculpture is in excellent condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated "Lam 77" at the rare bottom.
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Manufacturer
Editions Artcurial
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Tresart Gallery
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, ‘Owl’, 1977, TRESART
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About the work
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TRESART
Miami

This sculpture is a vivid representation of Wifredo Lam's fusion of Surrealism and African culture elements which is very common in his ouvre.

Medium
Condition
The sculpture is in excellent condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated "Lam 77" at the rare bottom.
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Editions Artcurial
Image rights
Tresart Gallery
Wifredo Lam
Cuban, 1902–1982
Follow

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

Owl, 1977

Bronze with brown patina
11 2/5 × 4 3/10 in
29 × 10.9 cm
Edition 14/50
.
$25,000
Ships from Miami, FL, US
Free shipping worldwide
Location
Miami
Locked
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