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Wifredo Lam

I am not a painter, I think of too many things.

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Wifredo Lam was born in 1902 in Sagua la Grande (Cuba). He was Yam Lam’s son, a Chinese emigrant who gave him birth in 84 years, and of Ana-Serafina, a Cuban halfcaste. He studied Law before leaving his island in 1923 for Spain. Wifredo Lam knew that he could be only a creator, a painter or a poet; also he joined the Artcollege of Madrid where he would work in the painter Fernando Alvarez de . . .

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Original signed etching de  : Without title VIII
Without title VIII
1953 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist. Louis Broder Publisher, Paris. Eskil Lam n° 17
Original lithograph poster de  : Salon de Mai
Salon de Mai
1967 Poster, printed in lithograph, by Clot Bramsen for the Salon de Mai. Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Canaïma
Canaïma
1974 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist. Edition XXe siècle, Paris. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n°7420
Original signed lithograph de  : Montée des sèves
Montée des sèves
1974 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the book "Pleni Luna". A.H. Grafik Ed., Stockholm. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n°7410
Original signed lithograph de  : Démons familiers
Démons familiers
1974 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the book "Pleni Luna". A.H. Grafik Ed., Stockholm. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n°7409
Original signed lithograph de  : Demoiselle blasonnée
Demoiselle...
1974 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the book "Pleni Luna". A.H. Grafik Ed., Stockholm. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n°7418
Original signed lithograph de  : Girlfriends
Girlfriends
1978 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the book "Vingt-deux poèmes" by Jean Cassou - Erker Ed., St-Gallen. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n°7803
Original signed lithograph de  : Arbre de plumes
Arbre de plumes
1974 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the book "Pleni Luna". A.H. Grafik Ed., Stockholm. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n°7411
Original signed lithograph de  : Lune haute
Lune haute
1974 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the book "Pleni Luna". A.H. Grafik Ed., Stockholm. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n°7415
Original signed lithograph de  : Canaïma
Canaïma
1974 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist. Edition XXe siècle, Paris. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n°7420
Original signed lithograph de  : Totem
Totem
1960 Original lithograph in 4 colors, signed in pencil by the artist. Dry stamp of the printer "Il Torchio". Ed. Grattacielo, Lifo Fromenti. Tonneau-Rickelynck n°6007
Original signed etching de  : Croiseur noir VI
Croiseur noir VI
1972 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the suite in black on Japanese paper "Croiseur noir". O. Lazar-Vernet Ed., Paris. Tonneau n°7106
Original signed etching de  : Croiseur Noir IV
Croiseur Noir IV
1972 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the suite in black on Japanese paper "Croiseur Noir". O. Lazar-Vernet Ed., Paris. Tonneau n°7104
Issue DLM lithographs de  : DLM n°52
DLM n°52
1953 Issue "Derrière le Miroir". First edition. Texts by Michel Leiris and others, illustrated with 3 lithographs in colors. Maeght Publisher, Paris. Cat.
Original lithograph de  : Eloge rupestre de Miro
Eloge rupestre de...
1973 Original lithograph, unsigned. Illustrate René Char's poem for the book "L'émerveillé merveilleux". Ed. Au Vent d'Arles, Paris. Tonneau-Ryckelynch n°7307
Book with etchings de  : Contre une maison sèche
Contre une maison...
1976 Suite with great margins of the nine original etchings and aquatints, for the book "Contre une maison sèche", each etching signed in pencil by the... Tonneau-Ryckelynck N°7421 to 7429
Original signed lithograph de  : 15 years of graphic works
15 years of graphic...
1979 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from portfolio "15 years of graphic works". Poligrafa Ed., Barcelona. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n°NE8005
Book with etchings de  : Dialogue de mes lampes
Dialogue de mes...
1970 Book. Three collections of poems by Magloire Saint-Aude, with an etching signed in frontispiece by Wifredo Lam (for "Dialogue de mes lampes"), a... Tonneau-Rychelynck n°7002 (etching by W. Lam)
Original signed etching de  : Without title
Without title
1961 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the album "Images". Salone Annunciata Ed., Milan. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n°6113
Issue DLM lithographs de  : DLM n° 52
DLM n° 52
1953 Issue "Derrière le Miroir". First edition. Texts by Michel Leiris and others, illustrated with 3 lithographs in colors. Maeght Publisher, Paris. Cat. "Derrière le Miroir, 1946-1982", p. 30
Book with etchings de  : Apostroph' Apocalypse
Apostroph'...
1967 Book in sheets under a original paper-covered box. Poem of Gherasim Luca, illustrated by 14 etchings and aquatints by Wifredo Lam, exceptionally... Tonneau-Ryckelynck n°6618 to 6631
Original signed lithograph de  : Without title VI
Without title VI
1970 Original lithograph signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the book "El circulo de piedra". Grafica Uno Giorgio Upiglio Ed., Milan. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n°7001
Poster de  : Gallery Albert Loeb
Gallery Albert Loeb
1972 Offset poster for the Albert Loeb Gallery, Paris. Without
Original mixed technique print de  : El incendio
El incendio
1971 Original etching and aquatinte, signed in pencil, extracted from the book "El incendio". Ed. Guy Chambelland, Paris. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n°7107
Original signed lithograph de  : Figure ocre
Figure ocre
1975 Original lithograph, third state, signed in pencil. Ed. Erker Presse, St Gallen. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n° 7509
Original signed lithograph de  : Without title V
Without title V
1969 Original lithograph in couleurs, signed in pencil, published for the album "Opus International", G. Fall Ed., Paris. Tonneau n°6634
Original signed screenprint de  : Without title
Without title
1973 Original screenprint, signed in pencil, extracted from the portfolio "Chile 11 septembre - 11 Latino-américains". Ed. Comité France-amérique... Tonneau-Ryckelynck n° 7309
Signed screenprint de  : Latin-American artists
Latin-American...
1974 Original screenprint, signed in white pencil. Poster before the letter for the exhibition "Artistes latino-américains" in Paris. Ed. Cité... Tonneau-Ryckelynck n° 7401
Original signed lithograph de  : Soft acid
Soft acid
1973 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist. Ed. Propyläen, Berlin. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n° 7308
Lithograph signed de  : Without title IV
Without title IV
1967 Original lithograph, signed in pencil. Tonneau Ryckelinck n° 6642
Single work Original signed drawing de  : Without title
Without title
1958 Original pastel and charcoal on paper, signed and dated in blu pencil bleu bellow on the left. Certificat by Lou Laurin Lam
Lithograph signed de  : Rupestral praise of Miro
Rupestral praise of...
1974 Original lithographie, signed in pencil, dedicated with a red drawing. Published by Ed. "Au Vent d'Arles", Paris. Tonneau n° 7307
Original signed drawing de  : Composition
Composition
1969 Original drawing in pastels and ink, signed. Certificate of authenticity by Lou Laurin-Lam
Etching signed de  : Croiseur noir I
Croiseur noir I
1972 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the suite in black on Japanese paper "Croiseur noir". O. Lazar-Vernet Ed., Paris. Tonneau n°7101 ( Reproduced proof reversed in the C.R.)
Original etching de  : Croiseur noir V
Croiseur noir V
1971 Original etching signed in pencil, extracted from the suite in black on Japanese paper "Croiseur noir". O. Lazar-Vernet Ed., Paris. Tonneau n°7105
Original etching de  : Untitled II
Untitled II
1976 Original etching in sepia, signed in pencil, for the book of R. Char “De la sainte famille au droit à la paresse”, Le Point Cardinal, Paris. D. Tonneau-Ryckelynck n° 7601

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
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Bibliographic track & more

To read about the artist :
  • « Wifredo Lam », M. Leiris, Abrams, New York, et Fratelli Fabbri, Milan, 1970
  • « Lam », Alain Jouffroy, Ed. Georges Fall, Paris, 1970
  • « Wifredo Lam », MAM de la Ville de Paris, 1982
  • « Wifredo Lam », Max-Paul Fouchet, Poligrafa, Barcelone, Ed. Albin Michel, 1983
  • « W. Lam, les années cubaines », Maison de l’Amérique latine, Paris, 1989
  • « W. Lam and the international Avant-garde », L. S. Sims, Texas Univ. Press, 2002
  • « Lam et les poètes », D. Abadie, cat. d'expo., Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Ed. Hazan, 2005
  • « Lam », Jacques Leenhardt, H.C. Ed., Paris, 2009
  • « W. Lam ou l'inventivité de la marge », D. Berthet, in revue Archipélies n°1, 2010
  • « Wifredo Lam », collectif, cat. d'expo., Ed. Centre Georges Pompidou, 2015
To read from the artist :
  • « Premier bilan de l’Art actuel, 1937-1953 », in Positions, Soleil Noir, 1953
  • « My Life with Wifredo Lam 1939-1950 », H. Benitez, Ed. Acatos, 1999
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Mouvements de l'art

  • + SURREALISM / 1924-1969 / Marcel Duchamp, Dora Maar, Kurt Schwitters, Taro Okamoto, Antonio Berni, etc.
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