Galerie Gmurzynska - Representing the Wifredo Lam Estate since 2010
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Wifredo Lam is internationally recognized today as one of the pioneers of modernism in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Born in Cuba, he was an artist of mixed Chinese, Spanish and African heritage who drew upon the myriad influences of his multi-cultural upbringing to develop a unique and hybrid style of painting that was not only admired and collected by fellow artists and writers Pablo Picasso and André Breton, but resonated with the tumultuous political, social and cultural context of the 20th century and an emerging post-colonial world.
His achievements were recently celebrated with a retrospective in 2016 at Tate Modern in London, which travelled to the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.
Selected public collections
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; National Gallery, Berlin; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Madrid; Tate Modern, London, among others.
Official Wifredo Lam Archive website
Catalogue raisonné of the artist's oeuvre
Lou Laurin-Lam and Eskil Lam, "Wifredo Lam, Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work, Volume I, 1923-1960," Acatos, Lausanne 1996;
Lou Laurin-Lam and Eskil Lam, "Wifredo Lam, Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work, Volume II, 1961-1982," Acatos, Lausanne, 2002.
Catalogue raisonné of prints
Eskil Lam, "Wifredo Lam: Catalogue Raisonné – Prints," HC éditions, Paris 2016;
Wifredo Lam, Table dans le jardin, 1943-1944, oil on paper mounted on canvas, 148 x 95 cm (58.27 x 37.4 inches)
Wifredo Lam in his Paris apartment, ca. 1976. The painting Table dans le jardin stands behind Lam’s chair
Wifredo Lam, Mère et enfant, V [Canaima], 1947, oil on paper laid down on canvas, 110 x 90 cm (43.31 x 35.43 inches)
Wifredo Lam in his studio, posing in front of Mère et enfant, V [Canaima], 1947
Wifredo Lam, Composition, 1939, tempera on paper mounted on canvas, 173 x 95 cm (68.11 x 37.4 inches)
Wifredo Lam in his studio on rue Armand Moisant with Composition among other works, Paris 1940