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Property of an Important Private Collector

Rufino Tamayo

Child Playing

Auction Closed

May 16, 09:00 PM GMT


400,000 - 600,000 USD

Lot Details


Property of an Important Private Collector

Rufino Tamayo

1899 - 1991

Child Playing

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

oil and sand on canvas

49 ⅛ by 39 ⅛ 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, Beverly Hills

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (acquired as a gift from the above by 1997)

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 - 1979, 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 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 City Art Museum; Kamakura, The Museum of Modern Art and Kyoto, The National Museum of Modern Art, Rufino Tamayo Retrospective, 1993 - 1994, 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 - 1998, no. 12