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This lot consists of an oil painting on canvas, done in the vibrant Afro-Cuban style of Wilfredo Lam (Cuban, 1902-1982). This kinetic image depicts a soaring animals swathed in shadow and smoothed by elegant line. This gorgeous painting would be a highlight to any modern art collection. An inscription at lower right reads, "Wilfredo Lam 1947". Ripe with modernist influence and subdued color. This unframed piece measures approximately 25.5" x 17.5".

Wilfredo Lam (Cuban, 1902-1982) was born and raised in Sagua La Grande, Cuba, a village in the sugar farming province of Villa Clara. After moving to Havana and pursuing an education in painting, Lam split his time between formal art training and the exploratory world of his nonconformist artistic contemporaries. Lam was an expert at marrying modern art stylizations with primitive motifs that he drew from a rich local Afro-Cuban tradition. He bucked the notion of individual glorification, focusing instead on the vein of humanity that informs all great creation. A true visionary in his age, Lam's works continue to be discovered and appreciated for their overarching appeal
PROVENANCE:
Private Collection

DIMENSIONS:
This unframed piece measures approximately 25.5" x 17.5"


Finger Lakes Auction has been commissioned to liquidate various collections of Fine Art. The pieces in this auction come from established modern art collectors in the United States and Europe.

PLEASE NOTE: Lots that do not carry established documented provenance nor any past auction record are described in this catalog as "in the style of". Authentication has not been established nor is it implied. Definition of "in the style of" is as follows:

"In the style of" [Artist Name] : The work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but there may be some question as to actual authorship.

Condition

Piece is in overall excellent condition. Canvas shows positive signs of age but is tight and free from any blemishes. Paint is solidly adhered. Overall painting and signature are bold, crisp and show very well.

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Wilfredo Lam (1902 - 1982) - Oil on Canvas

Estimate $4,000 - $8,000Nov 09