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Latin American Paintings
DATE & TIME
Session 1: Tue, 16 Nov 10, 7:00 PM, Lots 1 – 66
Session 2: Wed, 17 Nov 10, 10:00 AM, Lots 70 – 261
Sotheby’s November Latin American Art sale features an exceptional survey of paintings by Wifredo Lam, one of the most important artists of the Surrealist movement. Some are re-discoveries such as Untitled (lot 8), unseen by the public since it was purchased in his historic 1945 exhibition. The cover lot, the monumental Les Abalochas Dansent Pour Dhambala dieu de l’unité, was one of Lam’s favorite works and graced the salon of his Italian home in Albissola. Other major surrealist works are lot 10, Leonora Carrington’sOccult Scene (Jacob’s Ladder), Augustin Cardenas’s wood sculpture L’Histoire n’est pas Finie I (lot 23), Matta’s Children’s Fear of Idols II (lot 25) and Wifredo Lam’s Figura Vegetal (lot 35).
There is an exciting selection of works by the pioneers of abstraction – several wonderful paintings by Joaquín Torres-García, Alejandro Otero’s pivotal 1956 Coloritmo 9 (lot 38), Brazilians Sergio Camargo (lot 37), Frans Krajcberg (lot 40) and lot 43, Abraham Palatnik’s rare 1965 Progressao 42-A.
Honoring the Mexican Revolution’s bi-centennial is a selection of works from the Colonial to contemporary highlighted by Miguel Cabrera’s cycle of eight paintings of the life of the Virgin Mary which has been hidden in a U.S. Convent since the 1920′s (lot 48) and an exceptional collection of 19th century Mexican works from the collection of Vera da Costa Autrey as well as masterworks by Rufino Tamayo, Pedro Coronel and Gunther Gerzso.