RUFINO TAMAYO | MUJERES DE OAXACA
25,000 - 30,000 USD
Property from a Private Collection
(1899 - 1991)
MUJERES DE OAXACA
Signed Tamayo and dated 39 (lower right)
Watercolor and gouache on paper
10⅞ by 8½ in. (27.6 by 21.6 cm)
Framed: 24¾ by 20½ in. (62.9 by 52.1 cm)
Executed in 1939.
We wish to thank Juan Carlos Pereda for his kind assistance in the cataloguing of this work.
This work on bond paper is in good condition overall. Artist pinholes are present in each of the extreme corners of the sheet. The colors are vibrant, and the media layer is stable. Tape fragments are present on the reverse of the sheet at each extreme corner.
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Bernard Lewin Galleries, Palm Springs
Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, New York
Acquired from the above in 1988
Bernard Lewin, et al., Rufino Tamayo, Beverly Hills, 1983, illustrated in color p. 45
Tamayo en papel :Una posición ante la crítica y el mercado, 1926 – 1959 (exhibition catalogue), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2001, n.n., illustrated in color p. 11
Berlin, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Rufino Tamayo, 1990, no. 33
Mexico City, Museo Nacional de Arte & Chicago, The Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Del istmo y sus mujeres: Tehuanas en el arte mexicano / Tehuanas in Mexican Art, 1992-93, no. 73