May 30, 2008 |
Rufino Tamayo's "Troubadour" set a world auction record for Latin American art, fetching $7.2 million. The 1945 painting, which depicts a musician strumming his guitar as two women watch, was acquired by an anonymous buyer, Christie's spokeswoman Sung-Hee Park said. The $7.2-million bid on Wednesday easily eclipsed the previous record for a Tamayo painting of $2.59 million and topped Frida Kahlo's "Roots," which sold in May 2006 for $5.6 million. "Troubadour" was the first of four paintings to be sold by Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va., to raise money.
April 21, 2014 |
Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo was a muralist, graphic artist, painter and art collector. In 1981 he donated his artwork and important art pieces he had collected to a museum in Mexico City that bears his name. Next month selected works from the Rufino Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art will debut at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego' s La Jolla site. The show underscores the diversity of the museum's collection, including pieces that have been purchased since Tamayo's death in 1991.