Reynerio Tamayo – The Surprise 2018

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Reynerio Tamayo – The Surprise

Reynerio Tamayo is an important contemporary caricaturist whose works transcend the genre to offer pointed and often comic commentary on art and politics in painting and sculpture. Tamayo is a heartfelt painter who spoofs in English and Spanish, he is known for his mockery of the art establishment as well as politics, with comic book heroes, notorious gangsters and art historical icons serving as proxies to explore contemporary issues. Tamayo is also one of Cuba’s truly accomplished hyper-realist painters.

His works are in the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana and the Humor’s Museum in San Antonio de los Baños, both in Cuba; the Van Reekum Museum in Apeldoorn, Netherlands; the Coral Capital Art Collection in Panama City, Panama; the Daisaku Ikeda Collection in Japan; the von Christierson Collection in London, United Kingdom; and the Gilbert Brownstone collection in France, among others.

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Reynerio Tamayo – The Surprise

Estimated Value $3000

Reynerio Tamayo graduated from the Elementary Art School of Nueva Gerona, Isla de la Juventud in 1983, the National School of Arts in 1987 and the Superior Institute of Art in 1992.

He received the “Eduardo Abela” Grand Award at the 18th Graphic Humor Biennial (San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, 2013); a First Mention at the 1st International Cartoon Contest (Sinaloa, Mexico, 2012); the First Prize at the 2nd Salon of Erotic Art (Havana, Cuba, 2001); an Honorary Mention at the 1st Salon of Cuban Contemporary Art (National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba, 1995); and the “Golden Aesop” Grand Prize at the 91st International Biennial of Humor and Satire in the Arts (Gabrovo, Bulgaria, 1989).

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  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 23 x 18in
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Lot #75463

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