Object ID 000030
Object Name Wilfredo Lam in North America
Collection Mark Shields Memorial Collection
Accession # 2017.01.258.033
Alternate ID NF 750 LAM
General Category Printed Material
Source Category Atwater
Accession Date MAY 22,2018
Start Year Range
End Year Range
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, et.al.
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.
Publisher Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University
Publisher Details 2008
Spine / Label 750 LAM