Lam, Wifredo

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Wifredo Lam
Sans titre
1942
Gouache on paper laid down on board
42 x 32 in. 106.7 x 81.3 cm.)

This painting is accompanied by two certificates of authenticity: Photocertificate by the artist, Paris, 1974
Certificate by Lou Laurin-Lam no. 95-37, Paris, October 4, 1995

Provenance
Acquired from the artist by Gretl Glogau
Gift to Dr. Elizabeth Glogau Estrin, Los Angeles (sister of the above) By descent to present owner

After the Nazi invasion of France during World War II, Gretl Glogau and her partner, a communist intellectual, fled to Marseilles, where many people gathered in hopes of leaving Europe. There they befriended Wifredo Lam. The three were able to escape to Cuba, and they remained close friends. Gretl knew of Lam’s financial troubles, and purchased two paintings from him. Once she moved to New York with her husband, she gave this painting to her sister, Elizabeth Glogau Estrin, who helped the couple get settled in the city. It has remained in the family since.

Bibliography
Lou Laurin-Lam, Wifredo Lam, Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work, Vol. 1, 1923- 1960, Ed. Acatos, Lausanne and Paris, 1996, p. 295, no. 42.16, illus.

Wifredo Lam
Untitled, 1948
Oil on linen
29 x 30.25 in. (73x 76.8 cm.)

Provenance
H.H Benitez, Saarbrücken (Deutchland).
Pyramid Galleries, Washington DC.
Galerie Albert Loeb, Paris.
Art Curial, Paris 1989
Private Collection, Miami FL.
Tresart Gallery, Coral Gables, FL.

Exhibitions
1963
Washington DC, Pyramid Galleries, WIfredo Lam: “A Decade 1942-1952, Oils, Gouaches, Drawings, Graphics”. 1993Coral Gables (United States), Gary Nader Fine Art, “Wifredo Lam: A Tribute”, Ill. (col.). 2008
Miami Art Museum. “Wifredo Lam in North America”

Certificate by Lou Laurin-Lam (91.48). Paris November 23, 1991
Catalogue Raisonne of the Painted Work, vol. 1, pg. 408 # 48.01.

Wifredo Lam
Untitled
Pastel on heavy paper laid down on canvas
23 x 36 in. (58.42 x 91.44 cm)
1957
Signed and dated « Mexico 1957 » lower right

Certificate of authenticity issued by the artist.

Provenance
Acquired from the artist
Luciano Paladini, Fort Lauderdale
Private Collection, FL. (Matt Carone)
Mary Anne Martin, New York, NY.
Private Collection, Miami, FL.
Tresart, Coral Gables, FL.

Wifredo Lam
Composition Fantastique, 1970
Oil on canvas
20 x 13.75 in. (50 x 35 cm.)

Wifredo Lam
Untitled
1977
Mixed media on paper on mansonite
33.5 x 25.6 in. (85 x 65 cm.)

Signed, dedicated and dated 08/03/1977 lower right recto

Wifredo Lam
Naturaleza muerta, 1946
Mixed media on heavy paper laid down on board
35.6 x 24.6 in. (90.5 x 62.5 cm.)

A certificate of authenticity issued by Eskil Lam accompanies this work (13.24)

Provenance
Private Collection La Habana Cuba
Galeria la Acacia. La Habana, Cuba
Tresart Gallery. Miami, Florida

Exhibitions
1991, La Habana, Casa de las Americas, Cuarta Bienal de La Habana, Wifredo Lam desconocido. Pag. 161, no. 4

Bibliography
Catalogue Raisonne Wifredo Lam, Volume I 1923 – 1960. No. 46.09, page 388
Wifredo Lam en las colecciones cubanas. Page 72. Ilustration 43

Wifredo Lam
Untitled
1970
Paste on paper
18.4 x 22.9 in.(46.7 x 58.2 cm)

Wifredo Lam
Alta Mare

1975
Bronze with brown patina
31 x 19.5 in. (78.7 x 49.5 cm.)
Executed in 1975
Signed and dated ‘LAM, 1975’ (lower right)

Artist’s proof.

Provenance
Galerie d’art Tornabuoni Arte, Switzerland.
Acquired from the above by the present owner (2006).

Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Wifredo Lam: The Changing Image- Centennial Exhibition, Yokohama, Yokohama
Museum of Art, 2002, p. 163, no. 114 (another cast illustrated in color).
This work is sold with a certificate of authenticity signed by Lou Laurin-Lam and dated 24 April 1983.

Wifredo Lam
Oiseau de Feu et Oiseau de Fer
1970
Polished brass and chrome plated brass
10.25 x 5 x 7 in. (26.1 x 12.7 x 17.8 cm.)
Ed: 9/500A, 9/500B

Wifredo Lam
Untitled
1951
Ink on paper plate
9 in. diameter
Signed, dated and inscribe-Para Titon con la amistad del pintor

Wifredo Lam
Elegua, Dieu de la Porte
Bronze
13.4 x 8.5 x 4.2 in. (34.03 x 21.5 x 10.6 cm.)
Ed 5/8
Editions Tronche Paris. 1970

 

Wifredo Lam
Owl
1977
Bronze with green patina
Ed 12/50
11.4 x 4.3 x 2.3 in. 29 x 11 x 6 cm.
Signed and numbered



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