- Regard Vertical - By Wifredo Lam Cuban Art




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Designer VerificationSigned
Country of origin
Material and techniquesLithograph in colors.
Excellent condition, no flaws, marks, or creases.
Measures (Inches)
- Height: 25 1/2 - Width: 19 1/2

"Regard Vertical" by Wifredo Lam. Color lithograph, excellent condition, archivally matted and framed strong bright colors, a richly inked impression. (25 1/2in x 19 1/2in sheet) Wifredo Óscar de la Concepción Lam y Castilla, December 8, 1902 – September 11, 1982), better known as Wifredo Lam, was a Cuban artist who sought to portray and revive the enduring Afro-Cuban spirit and culture. Inspired by and in contact with some of the most renowned artists of the 20th century, Lam melded his influences and created a unique style, which was ultimately characterized by the prominence of hybrid figures. Though he was predominantly a painter, he also worked with sculpture, ceramics and printmaking in his later life. Lam, like many of the most renowned artists of the 20th century, combined radical modern styles with the "primitive" arts of the Americas. While Diego Rivera and Joaquín Torres García drew inspiration from Pre-Columbian art, Wifredo Lam was influenced by the Afro-Cubans of the time. Lam dramatically synthesized the Surrealist and Cubist strategies while incorporating the iconography and spirit of Afro-Cuban religion. For that reason, his work does not singularly belong to an art movement. He held the belief that society focused too much on the individual and sought to show humanity as a whole in his artwork. He painted generic figures, creating the universal. To further his goal, he often painted mask-like faces. While Cuban culture and mythology permeated his work, it dealt with the nature of man and therefore was wholly relatable to non-Cubans. Lam can be found in virtually all the major museums of the world. Select Museum Collections: Museum of Modern Art, NYC Guggenheim Museum, NYC Tate Gallery, London Art Institute of Chicago, IL Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo