How the Surrealist Movement Shaped the Course of Art History
This outstanding print by the Cuban Master was done in 1977, by Poligrafa in Barcelona. It measures 26" x 20". It is in excellent condition, and is unframed. It is rare, sought after, and difficult to find.
This print is in mint condition and 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: signed lower right, and numbered 54/100.
Publisher: Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona
acquired from a substantial NY collection.
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