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Legendary Masters: The Brillembourg Capriles Collection

Wifredo Lam

Maternité Yoruba

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November 17, 10:26 PM GMT


180,000 - 250,000 USD

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Legendary Masters: The Brillembourg Capriles Collection

Wifredo Lam

1902 - 1982

Maternité Yoruba

signed Wifredo Lam and dated 2-9-42 (lower right) 

gouache and charcoal on paper

40 1/4 by 30 in.

102.2 by 76.2 cm.

Executed on 2 September 1942. 

Helena Holzer Benitez, Saarbrücken (acquired directly from the artist)

Federico Dumenigo, Miami (acquired from the above)

Marta Gutierrez Fine Arts, Miami (acquired from the above)

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1984

Lou Laurin-Lam & Eskil Lam, Wifredo Lam: Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work, Volume I 1923-1960, Lausanne, 1996, no. 42.71, p. 309, illustrated

New York, Americas Society, Wifredo Lam. A Retrospective of Works on Paper, 1992, no. 37

Barcelona, Fundació La Caixa, Wifredo Lam Obra sobre paper, 1993, no. 49, p. 121, illustrated in color

Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Intersecting Modernities: Latin American Art from The Brillembourg Capriles Collection, 2013, no. 37, pp. 116 & 240, illustrated in color