Wifredo Lam, ‘Porcelana di Albisola - 7.75" (19.35cm.) plate’, 1970, MLA Gallery
Wifredo Lam, ‘Porcelana di Albisola - 7.75" (19.35cm.) plate’, 1970, MLA Gallery

These ceramic plates were made by Wifredo Lam, during his stay in Albisola di Mare, Italy, a coastal town that attracts many Italian and foreign artists. It was done in 1970. He established a studio there, at that time. It is hand signed by the artist in the back of the plate in gold. They are numbered 43/100. This is a smaller plate. It is 7.75" (19.35cm.) in diameter, and about 1" tall.

This work was documented in “Servizi in Porcellana decorati da Wifredo Lam” - Edizione d’arte Fratelli Pozzo. It is on Royal Selb Bavarian porcelain, and is in mint condition. Ceramics by Lam are rare, and difficult to find. Condition: Mint.

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Signature: signed and numbered 43/100 in gold glaze, on the bottom the plate.

Manufacturer: Royal Selb, Bavaria, Germany

Acquired from a Miami, Florida collector.

About Wifredo Lam

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).

Cuban, 1902-1982, Sagua La Grande, Cuba, based in Cuba