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Rufino Tamayo
CARA DE LUNA (MOON FACE)
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
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356
Rufino Tamayo
CARA DE LUNA (MOON FACE)
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Rufino Tamayo
1899 - 1991
CARA DE LUNA (MOON FACE)
Signed Tamayo and dated O-72 (lower left); titled and dated 1972 (on the reverse)
Oil and sand on canvas
19 3/4 by 15 5/8 in.
50.2 by 39.7 cm
Painted in 1972.
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We wish to thank Juan Carlos Pereda for his kind assistance in the cataloguing of this work.

Provenance

Bernard & Edith Lewin, Palm Springs 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (a gift from the above)
Latin American Masters, Santa Monica
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Bernard Lewin Galleries, Rufino Tamayo (exhibition catalogue), Beverly Hills, 1983, illustrated in color n.p.

Catalogue Note

“If we consider the two poles that define Tamayo’s painting—plastic rigorousness and the imagination that transfigures the object—we will at once see that his encounter with pre-Columbian art was a truly momentous one. The immediate and surprising qualities of pre-Columbian sculpture are the strict geometry of its conception, the solidity of its volumes and its admirable fidelity to its materials. These were qualities that impressed modern artists and critics from the start. And Tamayo’s attitude follows the same reasoning: like modern painting, Meso-American sculpture is principally a logic of forms, lines and volumes.”

Octavio Paz

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