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Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991)
Cabeza en Violeta (1976)
The image titled Cabeza en Violeta, or Head in Violet signed by the artist lower right and numbered 53 of 75 lower left is printed on hand made Guarro paper in the unique hybrid aquatint etching technique dubbed Mixografia by Rufino Tamayo and co-creator Luis Remba, a lithographer in Mexico City. This unique technique deployed on highly figured paper achieves greater dimensionality and color.

A label on the back side of Cabeza in this auction and from the same estate reads: The label reads: Rufino Tamayo is one of the great contemporary artists. Of Zapotec Indian heritage, he started drawing as a child and his chiefly self-taught. In 1921 he was appointed head designer of the National Museum of Archaeology, Mexico City, and added Mexican folk art and Cubism to his influences. This position also helped him become a scholar of Mexican archaeology and he is the founder of the Rufino Tamayo Museum of pre-Hispanic Mexican Art in Oaxaca. In 1952 he was honored with a one-man exhibition at the Paris Museum of Modern Art and he is a recipient of the prestigious French Official Legion d'Honeur ay In 1972 he was commissioned to create a mural for the United Nations in New York. His work is represented in the permanent collections of museums throughout the world, including the Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City; the Phillips Collection, Washington DC; and the museums of modern art in New York, Paris and Rome.
Sheet measures 29.5 x 22.25 with a framed size of 40.5 x 32.5 inches.
Very good to fine condition, the full untrimmed sheet, no damage, stain, puncture or repair. This work has not yet been removed from the frame and mount.
$1,500 - $2,500

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SOLD - $2,600

Sold Price does not include Buyer's Premium

in our Fine Art, Photography and Modernism sale

on Friday, October 22nd 2021