Wifredo Lam: “Le nouveau Nouveau Monde”

Galerie Gmurzynska

Dec. 17, 2024 - Jan. 31, 2019

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New York, 10075
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Galerie Gmurzynska is proud to announce the inauguration of its New York location with a retrospective of the groundbreaking modernist painter: “Wifredo Lam: Le nouveau Nouveau Monde”.

The exhibition includes an important group of major paintings ranging from rarely seen masterpieces from the 1930s and ‘40s to signature works from the 1960s and 70s, rounding out a chronological overview of five decades of constant creative evolution.

Lam is internationally recognized today as one of the pioneers of modernism in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Born in Cuba, he was an artist of mixed Chinese, Spanish and African heritage who drew upon the myriad influences of his multi-cultural upbringing to develop a unique and hybrid style of painting that was not only admired and collected by fellow artists and writers such as Pablo Picasso and André Breton, but resonated with the tumultuous political, social and cultural context of the 20th century and an emerging post-colonial world. His career has been recently celebrated with a major retrospective in 2015 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which traveled to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, and the Tate Modern in London.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 340 pages monograph published by Galerie Gmurzynska with numerous essays, documentary photographs, and illustration of paintings.

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