The Bird Charmer (Encantador De Pajaros)
Artwork: The Bird Charmer (Encantador De Pajaros)
Size: 153 x 128 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1945
Marks: Signed and dated O-45 lower right
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Valentine Gallery, New York; The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John de Menil, Houston, Texas; Acquired from the previous by the present owner
Exhibition history: New York, Valentine Gallery, Tamayo Recent Paintings, January 7-26, 1946, no. 10; Mexico City, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Tamayo: 20 anos de su labor pictorica, June-September, 1948, no. 41, illustrated; Venice, XXV Esposizione Biennale Internazionale d'Arte di Venezia, June-September, 1950, no. 49, p. 361; Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Tamayo, April 4-May 6, 1954, no. 2; New York, The American Federation of Arts, Seventeen American Collectors, October 1959-May 1960, no. 31; New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Rufino Tamayo: Myth and Magic, May 18-August 12, 1979, no. 33, illustrated; Mexico City, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Rufino Tamayo: 70 anos de creacion, December 1987-March 1988, illustrated in color; Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, February 17-May 27, 2007; Miami, Miami Art Museum, June 22-September 16, 2007; Mexico City, Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporaneo, October 26, 2007-January 21, 2008; Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted, p. 304, discussed, p. 29, p. 324, illustrated in color

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Date: 2017-05-25
Lot Number: 15