RUFINO TAMAYO | La Máscara Roja

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RUFINO TAMAYO
1899 - 1991
La Máscara Roja
signed Tamayo and dated 40 (lower right)
oil on canvas
47 7/8 by 34 in. 121.5 by 86 cm

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PROVENANCE
Valentine Gallery, New York
Helen Parkhurst, New York
Stephen C. Clark, New York (and sold: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, March 31, 1949, lot 181)
The Downtown Gallery, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Edith Halpert, New York (and sold by the estate: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, March 14, 1973, lot 77)
Lock Galleries, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Plácido Arango, Madrid
Sale: Christie's, New York, May 17, 1993, lot 25
Private Collection, New York (acquired at the above sale and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 25, 1996, lot 19)
Galería Ramis Barquet, New York
Private Collection, acquired from the above

EXHIBITION
New York, Valentine Gallery, Tamayo, 1942, no. 11
Mexico City, Sala Nacional, Museo Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Tamayo: Veinte años de su labor pictórica, 1948, no. 23
Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Edith Gregor Halpert Collection, 1960, no. 81
Madrid, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Rufino Tamayo / Pinturas, 1988, no. 17, illustrated in color in the catalogue
Barcelona, Palau Robert & Monterrey, Pinacoteca de Nuevo León, Homenaje de Catalunya a México, 1990-91, no. 1, illustrated in color in the catalogue
Mexico City, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Modernidad y modernización en el arte mexicano 1920-1960, 1991-92, no. 38, illustrated in color in the catalogue
Santa Fé, Diputación Provincial de Granada, Instituto de America Centro Damión Bayón, Siglo XX Arte en Latinoamérica, 1992, no. 8
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Miami, Miami Art Museum & Mexico City, Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporáneo, Tamayo: A Modern Icon, Reinterpreted, 2007-08, no. 59, illustrated in color in the catalogue
Monterrey, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Sala México: Revolución y Revelación, 2007-08, no. 50, illustrated in color in the catalogue

LITERATURE
Barnett Newman, "La pintura de Tamayo y Gottlieb" in La Revista Belga, New York, 1945, illustrated p. 20
"The men hid behind the canvases" in Harper's Bazaar, New York, 1946, illustrated in color n.p.
Robert Goldwater, Rufino Tamayo, New York, 1947, pl. XXXI, illustrated p. 28
Justino Fernández, Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 1948, pp. 12 & 26
Ceferino Palencia, Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 1950, illustrated p. 31
Luis Cardoza y Aragón, Pintura Mexicana Contemporánea, Mexico City, 1953, fig. 14, illustrated n.p.
Paul Westheim, "El arte de Tamayo, una investigación estética" in Artes de México, Mexico City, May-June 1956, fig. 12, illustrated p. 38
Paul Westheim, Tamayo, una investigación estética, Mexico City, 1957, illustrated p. 70
Octavio Paz, Rufino Tamayo en la pintura mexicana, Mexico City, 1959, illustrated fig. 15
Antonio Rodríguez, "Tamayo: El artista que siempre recomienza" in Claridades, Mexico City, March 11, 1962, mentioned p. 7
Judith Alanís & Sofía Urrutia, Rufino Tamayo, Una Cronología 1899-1987, Mexico City, 1987, fig. 23, illustrated p. 37
Rufino Tamayo, Setenta años de creación (exhibition catalogue), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 1987, mentioned p. 76
Jaime Labastida, "Tamayo y la música" in Plural Segunda época, vol. XVII-XII, Mexico City, September 1988, illustrated in color p. 63
Antonio Granados Valdez, Artistas de América, Madrid, 1993, illustrated n.p.
Ida Rodríguez Prampolini et al., México en el mundo de las colecciones de arte, Mexico City, 1994, illustrated in color p. 67
Xiang Xiaosheng, Tamayo, Jiangxi, 1995, illustrated in color p. 24
Octavio Paz et al., Transfiguraciones en Historia del Arte de Oaxaca: Arte Contemporáneo, vol. III, Mexico City, 1998, fig. 2, illustrated in color p. 12
Teresa del Conde et al., Tamayo, Mexico City, 1998, illustrated in color p. 154
Juan Carlos Pereda, "Cien años de luz" in Diseño, Mexico City, June-July 1999, fig. 73, illustrated in color p. 36
Octavio Paz, Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2003, fig. 10, illustrated in color n.p.
Juan Arturo Brennan et al., Cuerpo y Espíritu, Medicina y creación musical, Mexico City, 2004, illustrated in color p. 8 & on the cover
Miguel Ángel Echegaray, Imágenes Pictóricas de la Música en México, Mexico City, 2006, illustrated in color p. 35
Territorios de diálogo, 1930-1945: México, España, Argentina (exhibition catalogue), Mexico City, Museo Nacional de Arte, 2006, fig. 21, illustrated in color p. 44
Ana Torres, Identidades pictóricas y culturales de Rufino Tamayo, ¿un pintor de ruptura?, Mexico City, 2011, fig. 6, illustrated in color p. 86

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