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Wifredo Lam

Visibile Invisibile, 1972

Etching and aquatint on Goya paper
Edition 96/99
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36.5 x 47.7 cm (plate)

50 x 70 cm (sheet)

Plate II from the portfolio of the same name containing …

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Signed in pencil lower right and numbered lower left
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, ‘Visibile Invisibile’, 1972, ArtRite
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About the work
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36.5 x 47.7 cm (plate)

50 x 70 cm (sheet)

Plate II from the portfolio of the same name containing 10 engravings, from an edition of 99 examples with Arabic numerals, 11 examples marked A-K and 30 examples with Roman numerals, published by Levi Art Center, Milan

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Signature
Signed in pencil lower right and numbered lower left
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

Visibile Invisibile, 1972

Etching and aquatint on Goya paper
Edition 96/99
.
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