How the Surrealist Movement Shaped the Course of Art History
This print is in very good condition. There is a small discoloration on the lower right margin, which would be covered by any matting, once you had it framed. The image is perfect. This work is sublime, containing a lot of the iconography that makes this Latin Master's work so compelling. We guarantee the authenticity of all our Latin Master printwork, and offer a life time trade policy. Please inquire.
Signature: Hand signed in pencil lower right margin Numbered in pencil from the edition of 99 on Arches lower left margin
Publisher: published by Societe Internationale d'Art XXe Siecle, Paris
Tonneau-Ryckelynck, Wifredo Lam: Oeuvre Grave et Lithographie, Musée de Gravelines, 1994, page 166
acquired from a Southern California collector.
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