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Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991)
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signed and dated O-77 lower left; also signed, titled and dated on the reverse
oil and sand on canvas
38 1/2 by 51 1/4 in.
98 by 130 cm
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We wish to thank Juan Carlos Pereda for his kind assistance in the cataloguing of this work.

Provenance

The Collection of Olga Tamayo, Mexico City
Marlborough Gallery, New York
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, Important Latin American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, May 28, 1985, lot 80, illustrated in color
The Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art
Gift from the above to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sale: Christie's, New York, Latin American Sale, November 17, 2009, lot 69, illustrated in color
Acquired from the above by the present owner 

Exhibited

Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection, October 7-November 16, 1978; San Antonio, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, January 6-February 17, 1979, Rufino Tamayo: Fifty Years of His Painting, no. 63, p. 79, illustrated
Mexico City, Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas Sección Anual de Invitados, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Gerzso, Mérida, Tamayo, 1979, p. 144, illustrated 
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Rufino Tamayo: Myth and Magic, May 17- August 12, 1979, no. 112, p. 136, illustrated 
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Rufino Tamayo: Recent Paintings, October 3-27, 1979, no. 14, p. 28, illustrated in color 
Santa Ana, California, The Museum of Modern Art, Rufino Tamayo, September, 1987, no. 50, p. 25 
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Masterpieces from the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art, November 23, 1997-February 16, 1998, no. 27

Literature

Octavio Paz and Jacques Lassaigne, Rufino Tamayo, New York, 1982, no. 235, p. 257, illustrated in color
B. Lewin Galleries, Rufino Tamayo, Palm Springs, 1983, p. LX-LXI, illustrated in color 
Mariano Rivera Velázquez and Carlos Somorrostro, Tamayo, Mexico City, 1983, illustrated

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