Sotheby's sells a Lam for $ 1.2 million
Sotheby's auctioned Les oiseaux voliés, by Cuban Wifredo Lam, in $ 1.2 million in a double session of Latin American art in which La Familia, by Mexican Rufino Tamayo, was also sold for $ 3 million. Les oiseaux voliés (1945), of 111 by 125.7 cm, is one of the most intimate works of Lam, alternating light and dark lines producing a sense of motion.
Works by other renowned artists as Colombian Fernando Botero, whose Bailarina was sold by $ 430,000 and Naranjas y limones was also auctioned for $ 334,000.
"Tonight has belonged to the giants of the Latin American Abstraction", said Axel Stein, director of Sotheby's Latin American Art, in a statement on a double auction in which the house won a total of $ 16.2 million.