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Ídolo (Oya/Divinité De L'air Et De La Mort) by Wifredo Lam

Wifredo Lam

Ídolo (Oya/Divinité De L'air Et De La Mort), 1944

Oil and charcoal on canvas
157.3 x 127.6 cm (61.93 x 50.24 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Sotheby's, New York (23 May 2012)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
May 23, 2012
Sotheby'sNew YorkLatin American Art8
$****** - ******
Ídolo (Oya/Divinité De L'air Et De La Mort)
Artwork Description



157.3 x 127.6 cm (61.93 x 50.24 in)


oil and charcoal on canvas


signed and dated 1944 lower left


Galerie Pierre, Paris (Pierre Loeb)

Private Collection, Caracas


Cahiers d'art, XX-XXI, Paris, 1945-1946, p. 362, illustrated; Pierre Loeb, Voyage à travers la peinture, Paris, 1946, pl. XVII, illustrated; "Wifredo Lam et les idoles crépusculaires," Quadrum, no 3, 1957, p. 38, illustrated; Patrick Waldberg, Metafisica, Dada, Surrealismo: le immagini e gli eventi dell'inconscio, Milan, 1967, no. 98, illustrated; Michel Leiris, Wifredo Lam, New York, 1970, p. 50, illustrated; Max Pol Fouchet, Wifredo Lam, Barcelona/Paris, 1976, no. 374, p. 232, illustrated; Lou Laurin-Lam and Eskil Lam, Wifredo Lam: Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work, Volume I, 1923-1960, Paris, 1996, no. 44.88, p. 366, illustrated, p. 130, discussed; Lowery Stokes Sims, Wifredo Lam and the International Avant-Garde, 1923-1982, Austin, 2002, fig. 2.19, pp. 53 and 87, illustrated, p. 52, discussed