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Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

21 Dec 2019 - 11 Jul 2020

The Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo (1899–1991) is well known for his Surrealist-influenced paintings and murals – this exhibition focuses on his less-explored dedication to printmaking, with works on paper spanning more than six decades of his long career. Also on show are a group of Mesoamerican sculptures, an important visual reference for the artist, selected from the museum’s collection. Find out more from LACMA’s website. 

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Man with Open Arms (The Preacher)

Man with Open Arms (The Preacher) (1984), Rufino Tamayo. Photo: © Museum Associates/LACMA; © 2019 Tamayo Heirs/Mexico/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Hands on Blue Background (1979), Rufino Tamayo.

Hands on Blue Background (1979), Rufino Tamayo. Photo: © Museum Associates/LACMA; © 2019 Tamayo Heirs/Mexico/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Man with Tall Hat (c. 1930), Rufino Tamayo.

Man with Tall Hat (c. 1930), Rufino Tamayo. Photo: © Museum Associates/LACMA; © 2019 Tamayo Heirs/Mexico/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Seated male with shoulder scarification (1200–900 BC), possibly Tlatilco.

Seated male with shoulder scarification (1200–900 BC), possibly Tlatilco. Photo: © Museum Associates/LACMA

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