Wifredo Lam, ‘Untitled’, 1973, Print, Lithograph printed in colours, Forum Auctions
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Wifredo Lam

Untitled, 1973

Lithograph printed in colours
25 1/5 × 19 3/10 in
64 × 49 cm
Edition of 30
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signed and inscribed 'HC' from the edition of 30 in pencil, a hors d'commerce …

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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, ‘Untitled’, 1973, Print, Lithograph printed in colours, Forum Auctions
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signed and inscribed 'HC' from the edition of 30 in pencil, a hors d'commerce impression aside from the edition, on wove paper, with margins, sheet 640 x 490mm (25 1/8 x 19 1/4in) (framed)

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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

Untitled, 1973

Lithograph printed in colours
25 1/5 × 19 3/10 in
64 × 49 cm
Edition of 30
Bidding closed
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