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Cuban artist Wifredo Lam returned to Havana in 1942 after several decades in Europe working with leading painters, including Pablo Picasso [http://www.mfa.org/search/collections?artist=Pablo%20Picasso&objecttype=54] and many of the Surrealists. Already regarded as a leading surrealist painter,...

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Signed

Signed and dated lower left: "Wifredo Lam 1943 Havana"

Provenance

1943, the artist; 1945, sold by the artist to Oliver Smith, New York, N.Y. [1]; 1994, by inheritance to Richard D'Arcy, N. Y. By 2007, Mr. and Mrs. George Wein, N. Y.; consigned by Mr. and Mrs. George Wein to the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, N. Y. ; 2007, sold by the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 24, 2007) [1] Oliver Smith aquired the painting directly from the artist during travels to Havana with Paul Bowles in 1945.

Credit Line

A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund

Copyright

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

1943

Dimensions

Height x width: 24 x 31 in. (61 x 78.7 cm)

Accession Number

2007.4

Medium or Technique

Oil on burlap

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