On 26 & 27 May 2015 Sotheby’s New York will present the Latin American Art Modern & Contemporary sale featuring a broad survey of paintings and sculpture from the region’s artistic giants. Highlights include two seminal works by Cuban Wifredo Lam, the extraordinary La Familia by Rufino Tamayo, further works from the Collection of Lorenzo H. Zambrano and a Diego Rivera painting from the Goldwyn Collection. The pre-sale exhibition opens on Friday 22 May. Les Oiseaux Voilés by Wifredo Lam dates from 1945, the period which is widely considered to be the very height of the Cuban master’s career (est. $1/1.5 million). The June 1945 solo exhibition at Pierre Matisse Gallery in which this work was featured was a particularly significant one for Lam who was by then becoming a recognized artist within the relatively small New York art scene which included emerging figures such as Barnett Newman, Arshile Gorky, and Matta. Als

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