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Cuban, 1914-2008 Painter, muralist, and printmaker Cundo Bermúdez is among the foremost artists of the Cuban avant-garde. He is best known for his vividly colored paintings celebrating the landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and interiors of his native island. Bermúdez joined the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana and later traveled to Mexico City to study at the San Carlos Academy of Fine Art under the renowned artist Manuel Rodríguez Lozano (1894–1971). While working in Mexico, Bermúdez enjoyed recognition among other artists, as David Alfaro Siqueiros once declared: “Bermúdez represents boldness in the arts. He knows how to build in a synchronized manner. With both distant and close-up images located in pictorial depth, in contrast, his work builds and organizes, sometimes almost miraculously.” In 1944 Bermúdez participated in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, that featured Cuban art. Following this show, his work acquired an international reputation, and in 1956 he was the recipient of the International Caribbean Exhibition Award given by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. During the early 1970s, Bermúdez became increasingly interested in the intersection of figuration and abstraction. In Untitled, the stylization of the female figure is achieved through vibrant colors and geometric patterning.

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This will be Lot #4 in the Live Auction.

Untitled, 1974
Lot Number 4
Wash on paper mounted on canvas
41 x 28 in (104.14 x 71.12 cm)
Estimate $40,000 - $50,000
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  • Dimensions
    41 x 28 in (104.14 x 71.12 cm)