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Wifredo Lam

Born in: 1923

Cuba

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Biography
Wifredo Lam was born in 1902 in Sagua la Grande (Cuba). He studied Law before leaving his island in 1923 for Spain. Wifredo Lam joined the Artcollege of Madrid where he would work in the painter Fernando Alvarez de Sotomayor’s atelier. His first personal exhibition was organized in 1928. The work of Wifredo Lam was in its halfcaste history (China, Africa, and the Antilles). The artist was notably inspired by Africans who brought in Cuba "their primitive culture, their magic religion, and its mystic aspect". During the Spanish civil war, Wifredo Lam fought for the republicans. He was obliged to take refuge in France in 1937; there, he met Picasso who helped him to find his place in the Parisian artistic environment and introduced him to his friends (Michel Leiris, Paul Eluard, Tristan Tzara, Léger, Braque, Miro, Christian Zervos, Matisse, etc.). In 1939, he joined André Breton and the surrealist movement. Wifredo Lam died in Paris in 1982. According to the painter’s will, his ashes were transferred in Cuba, where was created in posthumous honoring, the "Centre Wifredo Lam" for the promotion and the study of the Third World-Plastic Arts.
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Wifredo Lam, Joan Prats, Print

Wifredo Lam

Joan Prats, 1976
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$1,296

Wifredo Lam, Joan Prats, Print

Wifredo Lam

Joan Prats, 1976
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$1,531

In time for Christmas
Wifredo Lam, El ultimo viaje del buque fantasma, Print

Wifredo Lam

El ultimo viaje del buque fantasma, 1976
19.7 x 14.2 x 1.6 inch
Print

$3,299

Wifredo Lam, El casquee from the Pleni Luna suite, Print

Wifredo Lam

El casquee from the Pleni Luna suite, 1974
32 x 25 inch
Print

$2,500

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Wifredo Lam, Au galop, au galop n'est pas rose, Print

Wifredo Lam

Au galop, au galop n'est pas rose, 1989
23.2 x 31.5 inch
Print

$707

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Wifredo Lam, Le monde entre dans un sac, Print

Wifredo Lam

Le monde entre dans un sac, 1989
31.5 x 23.2 inch
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$707

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Wifredo Lam, Des hommes oiseaux, des nageurs courbes, Print

Wifredo Lam

Des hommes oiseaux, des nageurs courbes, 1989
23.2 x 31.5 inch
Print

$707

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Wifredo Lam, El ultimo viaje del buque fantasma - 11, Print

Wifredo Lam

El ultimo viaje del buque fantasma - 11, 1976
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$589

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Wifredo Lam, El ultimo viaje del buque fantasma - 7, Print

Wifredo Lam

El ultimo viaje del buque fantasma - 7, 1976
29.9 x 22 inch
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$942

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Wifredo Lam, El ultimo viaje del buque fantasma - 1, Print

Wifredo Lam

El ultimo viaje del buque fantasma - 1, 1976
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$942

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Wifredo Lam, El ultimo viaje del buque fantasma - 8, Print

Wifredo Lam

El ultimo viaje del buque fantasma - 8, 1976
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$942

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Wifredo Lam, El ultimo viaje del buque fantasma - 10, Print

Wifredo Lam

El ultimo viaje del buque fantasma - 10, 1976
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$942

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Wifredo Lam, Sans titre, Print

Wifredo Lam

Sans titre, 1958
24.8 x 18.1 inch
Print

$471

Wifredo Lam, Le Monde magique de la fertilité, Print

Wifredo Lam

Le Monde magique de la fertilité, 1980
21.1 x 15.2 inch
Print

$495

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