In ‘Portrait’ the sitter faces us directly but Lam intriguingly withholds the face, which is presented as a blank, brown mask, although the colours of the costume and the braided hair are obvious references to his native Cuba.
Wilfredo Lam died in Paris in 1982, his ashes were returned to Havana in keeping with his wishes to be buried in Cuban soil.
|Dimensions||64.8 x 50.8 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Donation, Smurfit: Cartón y Papel de México, 2000|
|Item Number||IMMA.997 MP|
|Not on view|
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