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Wifredo Lam

Born, 1902 in Cuba. Died, 1982

From the publication, In Black and White: Prints from Africa and the Diaspora, by Gill Saunders and Zoe Whitley, V&A Publishing, 2013: “Wilfredo (sic) Lam is considered Cuba’s foremost modern master, working primarily across painting, ceramics and bronze but showing a sustained interest in printmaking from the 1960s.”

Recent scholarship on Wifredo Lam includes The Post-modern Modernism of Wifredo Lam, by Lowery Stokes Sims. This was one of the texts (illustrated) in Cosmopolitan Modernisms, inIVA and MIT Press, 2005, part of Kobena Mercer’s Annotating Art’s Histories series.

Lam’s work, La Silla, 1943, was reproduced and discussed in Art in the Caribbean: an introduction, by Anne Walmsley and Stanley Greaves, in collaboration with Christopher Cozier, New Beacon Books, 2011. On April 23, 2015, caa.reviews published a review written by Abigail McEwen of

Elizabeth T. Goizueta, ed. Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds Exh. cat. Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, 2014. 150 pp.; 50 color ills.; 100 b/w ills. Paper $40.00 (9781892850232)

Exhibition schedule: McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, August 30–December 14, 2014; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, February 14–May 24, 2015

www.caareviews.org/reviews/2543#.V5JNwY5FCZC

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