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Wifredo Lam

Surrealism

  • Sans Titre

Wifredo Lam

(Sagua La Grande-Cuba, 1902 - Paris, 1982)

Sans Titre, Circa 1961

Ballpoint pen and pastel on paper
Signed lower right
Wi LAM
34.7 x 49.2 centimeters

Literature :
Figure in the archives of the estate Wifredo Lam

Certificate of authenticity by Mr. Eskil Lam, Paris on July 10, 2018

 

Our drawing made in the early sixties is perfectly representative of the very particular iconographic universe of Wifredo Lam. The creatures that compose it, omnipresent in the artist's work, are largely inspired by Afro-Cuban divinities and recall in particular the totemic forms of certain African Yoruba sculptures. The bird on the right of the drawing is also a constant in his work.

Yoruba Totem carved wood

Yoruba mask carved wood



African bird mask made of carved wood

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