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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SPANISH COLLECTION

Wifredo Lam
CUENCA
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 USD
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377

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SPANISH COLLECTION

Wifredo Lam
CUENCA
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Wifredo Lam
1902 - 1982
CUENCA
Signed W. Lam and dated Castilla 1928 (lower right)
Oil on canvas
34 by 27 7/8 in.
86.4 by 70.8 cm
Painted in Castilla in 1928.
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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Lou Laurin-Lam and dated 28-12-2009. 

Provenance

Private Collection, Europe (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 27, 1998, lot 145) 
Private Collection, Miami (acquired at the above sale) 
Private Collection, Spain (acquired from the above) 
Thence by descent 

Catalogue Note

"Lam took pleasure in painting several aspects of a single place when its landscape particularly struck his attention... It was the streets of Cuenca, with their famous casas colgadas (suspended houses) that truly attracted Lam. He painted them several times over, attempting to capture the very essence of Spain: its inscrutible austerity, rigidity and faith." 

Maria-Luïsa Borràs, "Lam in Spain," in Wifredo Lam: Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work, vol. I, Paris, 1996, p. 23

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