Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Rufino Tamayo - Tres Personajes

Tres Personajes is a painting by Rufino Tamayo that was stolen from the owners lock up as they moved house in 1987 and missing for almost 20 years before being found amongst the trash on the curb by Elizabeth Gibson. She lugged it home and put it on her wall, however, intregued by the painting she began to research it and eventually via antiques roadshow she found out its true worth. The painting was sold at a Sotheby's auction for 1.1 million dollars, of which Gibson recieved a percentage of.

Tres Personajes (1970)

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