Details & Cataloguing

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Rufino Tamayo
1899 - 1991
signed RUFINO TAMAYO (towards upper left), inscribed JANUARY 12th to 30th 1937 (lower left) and inscribed PAINTINGS GOUACHES DRAWINGS JULIEN LEVY GALLERY 602 MADISON AVE (right) 
ink on cardboard
drawing: 11,4 x 14,2 cm; 4 3/8 x 5 5/8 in.; sheet: 17,3 x 21,8 cm; 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.
Executed in 1937.
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We wish to thank Juan Carlos Pereda for his kind assistance in the cataloguing of this work.


Julien Levy, Bridgewater, Connecticut & New York
Sale: Tajan, Paris, Hommage à Julien Levy, October 6, 2004, lot 372
Private collection, Paris (acquired at the above sale and sold: Sotheby's, Paris, May 30, 2012, lot 32)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner


Julien Levy Gallery (ed.), Rufino Tamayo, Paintings, Gouaches, Drawings (exhibition catalogue), New York, 1937, illustrated in negative n. p.
Teresa del Conde, Tamayo, Boston, New York & London, 2000, illustrated in negative p. 182
Fundacion Olga y Rufino Tamayo (ed.), Tamayo Ilustrador, Mexico, 2002, no. 9, illustrated in negative p. 25

Catalogue Note

This work is the original invitation card, printed in negative for the exhibition of paintings, gouaches and drawings of the artist at the Julien Levy gallery in New York from 12 to 30 January 1937. This exhibition was one of the first single exhibitions of the artist.

Œuvres sur Papier