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Wifredo Lam

La Fugue (La Terreur, La Peur dans la nuit)

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 USD

Property from an Important Private Collection, New York

Wifredo Lam

Wifredo Lam

La Fugue (La Terreur, La Peur dans la nuit)

La Fugue (La Terreur, La Peur dans la nuit)

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 USD

Lot sold:

867,000

USD

Property from an Important Private Collection, New York

Wifredo Lam

1902 - 1982

 La Fugue (La Terreur, La Peur dans la nuit)


Signed Wifredo Lam and dated 1949 (lower right) 

Oil on canvas

60 3/4 by 49 1/4 in. (154.3 by 125.1 cm)

Framed: 62 1/2 by 50 3/4 in. (158.8 by 128.9 cm)

Painted in 1949. 

This work is in very good condition. It is unlined. The tacking edges have been reinforced, and the canvas is stretched onto a new stretcher. The paint layer is clean and unvarnished. Under ultraviolet light, very small retouches are faintly visible around the edges. The canvas may have relaxed slightly on its old stretcher before it was re-stretched, causing some slight weakness to the paint layer. The retouching is very accurate and applied with restraint. It is recommended that the work be hung in its current state. (This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.)


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Caracas (acquired from the above) 
Thence by descent 

"Oeuvres récentes de Wifredo Lam," in Cahiers d'art, no. XXVI, Paris, 1951, illustrated p. 188 

Max-Pol Fouchet, Wifredo Lam, Barcelona & Paris, 1976, no. 443, illustrated p. 237 

"Wifredo Lam," in XXe siècle, no. 52, Paris, July, 1979, illustrated p. 61 

"Dialogue entre les peuples du monde," in Cultures, no. 33, Paris, 1983, illustrated in color n.p.

Max-Pol Fouchet, Wifredo Lam, Barcelona & Paris, 1989, no. 475, illustrated p. 253 

Lou Laurin-Lam & Eskil Lam, Wifredo Lam: Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work, 1923-1960, vol. I, Paris, 1996, no. 49.19, illustrated p. 419 

Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes, Pintura Panamericana 1915 - 1945, 1984, n.n.