Collection: Wifredo Lam

Wifredo Óscar de la Concepción Lam y Castilla (Sagua La Grande, December 8, 1902 - Paris, September 11, 1982) was a Cuban avant-garde painter.

In 1964 he received the Guggenheim International Award, and in 1966 and 1967 numerous retrospectives of his work were held at the Kunsthalle in Basel, the Kestner-Gesellschaft in Hannover; the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. He received numerous awards and recognitions. His works are found in the main museums in the world.

Works by Lam have been auctioned in all the world-renowned Latin American art auctions, also reaching the highest prices (for example, $1,267,500 for "The Green Morning", oil/paper, 1943; Sotheby's. Latin American Art. Sale #NY7140, May 27, 1998: lot 12).