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Wilfredo Lam in North America
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Object ID 000030

Object Name Wilfredo Lam in North America

Object Desc

Collection Mark Shields Memorial Collection

Accession # 2017.01.258.033

Alternate ID NF 750 LAM

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Atwater

Accession Date MAY 22,2018


Location NF

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Status In Collection

Object Keywords Painters--Cuba,Surrealism,Modern Art,Cuba Painting,Exhibitions,

Title Wilfredo Lam in North America

Sub-Title with essays by Curtis L. Carter,



Description / Abstract Lam's paintings craft Surrealist conjunctions from Cuban religious iconography--especially from tribal masks--and retrieve a suppressed Afro-Cuban culture that ultimately sets them apart from any movement. It particularly addresses the role of Lam's Afro-Cuban ethnicity in the development of his unusual hybridized vocabulary, a blend of Paris School, Surrealist and Afro-Cuban aesthetics.

Physical Description 157 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.

Author Lam, Wifredo

Author Details


ISBN 0945366221



Publisher Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University

Publisher Details 2008

Spine / Label 750 LAM