Lot 21
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Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991)

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1,200,000 - 1,600,000 USD
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Description

  • Rufino Tamayo
  • Bañistas en Cancún 
  • signed and dated O-88 lower right; also titled on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 37 1/2 by 51 in.
  • 95.4 by 130.5 cm

Provenance

Marlborough Gallery, New York

Exhibited

Moscow, Central House of Artists, August 29-October 1, 1989; Oslo, Edvar Munch Museet, October 26, 1989-January 21, 1990; Leningrad, The Hermitage, February 5-March 15, 1990; Tamayo: Paintings and Drawings, no. 78, illustrated in color
Berlin, Staatliche Kunstalle, Rufino Tamayo, May 2-June 10, 1990, no. 152
New York, Marlborough Gallery, Rufino Tamayo, Recent Paintings, 1980-1990, September 26-October 16, 1990, no. 27, illustrated in color
Mexico City, Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporáneo, Tamayo, Trayectos, August 24-April 16, 2013, p. 133, illustrated in color

Literature

Octavio Paz and Jacques Lassaigne, Rufino Tamayo, Barcelona, 1995, no. 273, illustrated in color
Teresa del Conde, Grupo Financiero Bital, et. al., Tamayo, Mexico, 1995, no. 273, p.119, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

“Tamayo has combed the history of ancient art of his own country for his imaginative forms and has created […] images as redolent of the past as [they are] referential to today.” Edward J. Sullivan, 1990
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