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Wifredo Lam

Retrato de hombre vestido de oscuro, 1926

Dibujo a lápiz sobre papel
24 4/5 × 18 9/10 in
63 × 48 cm
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With certificate by Lou Lam in Paris, 28.04.1994, and verified by Eskil, her son

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Signed and dated in Villar del Saz [Cuenca, Spain] in 1926
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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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With certificate by Lou Lam in Paris, 28.04.1994, and verified by Eskil, her son

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Signed and dated in Villar del Saz [Cuenca, Spain] in 1926
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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

Retrato de hombre vestido de oscuro, 1926

Dibujo a lápiz sobre papel
24 4/5 × 18 9/10 in
63 × 48 cm
.
Sold
Location
Madrid
Certificate
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This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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