Lausanne, Switzerland: Acatos, c1999. b/w and color plates (some fldg.), port. frontis., ports., facs., bio., bibls., plus 1 booklet ( p.; 17 cm.) inserted in tipped-in envelope in paste-down endpaper of front cover, color pict. d.j. (as new). Item #91793
Biographic text centered in the decade that master artist Wifredo Lam (b. Cuba d. Paris 1982) shared with author Helena Benitez, a productive period when he came in contact with the European Avant-Garde. During this decade Lam moved to Paris and met Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Andre Breton and Joan Miró and started incorporating the iconography and spirit of Afro-Cuban religion into his artwork. The book ends when Lam returned to Cuba in 1950. The couple divorced in 1951. The enclosed booklet is a facsimile of a notebook with drawings dedicated to Helena by shared friend artists.