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May 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
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 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
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.
February 3, 2000
* Art. The national heritage of Mexican art and culture is represented in "Visual Voices of Mexico/Voces Visuales de Mexico," an exhibition of more than 120 works by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Rufino Tamayo and others, closing Sunday at the Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach. Today through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Adults, $5; seniors and students, $3; children under 12, free. (562) 437-1689. * Jazz.
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