In the Family – Latin American Art at Sotheby’s

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La Familia from 1987 is Rufino Tamayo’s last version of this theme, a crowning achievement painted at the end of a 60-year career. Anna Di Stasi, Specialist, Latin American Art, introduces this work, which is widely recognized as one of the artist’s most accomplished compositions from one of his most fertile decades. La Familia will be offered as an important highlight of Sotheby’s sale of Latin American Art Modern & Contemporary, May 26-27.

The auction in New York sets forth a strong offering of artworks from Latin America ranging from Rufino Tamayo’s La Familia of 1987, an extraordinary family scene painted in the artist’s mature period, to Diego Rivera’s El balcón of 1921 from the Goldwyn Collection, an early composition painted in Mexico City shortly after his return from a long sojourn in Europe. Two seminal works by Cuban Wifredo LamLes oiseaux voilés of 1945 and Le Sorcier de l’océan of 1947 pay homage to the great Surrealist tradition developed in the Americas. Other sale highlights include contemporary art by today’s most promising young Cuban artists.

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President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake

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