Rufino Tamayo

Child Playing

Auction Closed

November 15, 10:48 PM GMT


500,000 - 700,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from an Important Private Collection

Rufino Tamayo

1899 - 1991

Child Playing

signed Tamayo and dated O-45 (lower right); signed Tamayo (upper right)

oil and sand on canvas

49 1/8 by 39 1/8 in.

124.8 by 99.4 cm.

Executed in 1945.

We wish to thank Juan Carlos Pereda for his kind assistance in the cataloguing of this work.

Bernard and Edith Lewin, Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (acquired as a gift from the above)
Christie's New York, 19 November 2013, lot 37 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Bernard Lewin Galleries, ed., Rufino Tamayo, Beverly Hills and Palm Springs, 1983, pp. 46-47, illustrated in color
Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection and San Antonio, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, Rufino Tamayo: Fifty Years of his Painting, 1978-79, no. 14, p. 25
Los Angeles, East Los Angeles College, Vincent Price Art Gallery, Rufino Tamayo: Paintings and Graphics from the B. Lewin Galleries, 1981, n.n., n.p., illustrated
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Transitions of Heritage: Rufino Tamayo and Pre-Columbian Art, 1982
Santa Ana, The Modern Museum of Art, Rufino Tamayo, 1987, no. 12, p. 24
Nagoya, Nagoya City Art Museum; Kamakura, The Museum of Modern Art; Kyoto, The National Museum of Modern Art, Rufino Tamayo Retrospective, 1993-94, no. 33, p. 50, illustrated in color
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Masterpieces from the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art, 1997-98, no. 12