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Rufino Tamayo

September 25, 1987
Mike McGee will leave his post as programs coordinator for the Laguna Art Museum on Thursday to become senior curator of the new Modern Museum of Art in Santa Ana. McGee has administered the Laguna Art Museum's education and exhibition programs since he joined the staff in January, 1986. His plans for departure were reported last week but were not completed until this week. The Modern Museum opened Sept. 19 with an exhibit of works by Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo.
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.
July 28, 2013 | By Valerie J. Nelson
Returning to his native Mexican village after many years, the artist was startled by what he didn't see. "Where are my friends, my relatives?" Alejandro Santiago asked the remaining residents of the town, Teococuilco de Marcos Perez, in a remote mountain area of Oaxaca state. Upon learning that most of them migrated from southern Mexico to the United States in search of work, he vowed to honor the departed and "repopulate" his impoverished hometown. Around 2002, he began to sculpt the first of hundreds of strangely poignant, human-looking ceramic figures and planned to place them around the village.
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