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36: RUFINO TAMAYO (1899-1991) SIGNED COLOR LITHOGRAPH
Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991)
Dos Figuras (1973)
The lithograph with colors printed on Guarro paper is signed by the artist in white medium below the image lower right, numbered 31 of 75 lower left.
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 29.75 x 22 with a framed size of 41 x 32.75 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 - $1,800
Sold Price does not include Buyer's Premium
in our Fine Art, Photography and Modernism sale
on Friday, October 22nd 2021