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Wed, Sep 7, 2022 05:30PM EDT
Lot 7

Rufino Tamayo, Attributed: Sandias

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

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Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991) Attributed: Sandias, signed and dated 0-55 (1955). Oil on wood panel, framed.

Rufino del Carmen Arellanes Tamayo was a Mexican painter of Zapotec heritage, born in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico. Tamayo was active in the mid-20th century in Mexico and New York, painting figurative abstraction with surrealist influences. From 1937 to 1949, Tamayo and his wife Olga lived in New York where he painted some of his most memorable works. He had his first show in New York City at the Valentine Gallery. He gained credibility thereby and proceeded to exhibit works at the Knoedler Gallery and Marlborough Gallery. While in New York, Tamayo instructed Helen Frankenthaler at the Dalton School. Tamayo, while in the United States, attended important exhibitions which influenced his art mechanics. From Ingres to Picasso and French art exhibitions, Tamayo was introduced to Impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism.

13.75 x 17.75 inches framed; 11.75 x 15.75 inches board.

Private dealer, United States.

Very good over all condition; surface/ paint loss / paint worn away from poor storage; moderate surface frame throughout.

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