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Untitled

1957
20th c
17 in. x 22 in. (43.18 cm x 55.88 cm)

Doulton-Lambeth (aka Royal Doulton Porcelain Co.), English, b. 1815
Wifredo Lam, Cuban, (December 8, 1902–September 11, 1982)

Object Type: Drawing
Creation Place: South America, Venezuela
Medium and Support: Pastel on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Wilma and Roland Duquette
Accession Number: 2002.45
Current Location: Bin 46

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Wifredo Lam created this pastel drawing on his visit to Maracaibo, Venezuela, when the Centro de bellas Artes de Maracaibo exhibited his work. Lam traveled to see the Goajira of Venezuela, and, impressed by the indians and donkeys, created three drawings on his visit. He stated that the living carcass of the animal and how they looked at him made quite an impression.

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Wifredo Lam created this pastel drawing on his visit to Maracaibo, Venezuela, when the Centro de bellas Artes de Maracaibo exhibited his work. Lam traveled to see the Goajira of Venezuela, and, impressed by the indians and donkeys, created three drawings on his visit. He stated that the living carcass of the animal and how they looked at him made quite an impression.

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