Gutiérrez Solana, was an Expressionist who was also inspired by the works of El Greco, Goya and Eugenio Lucas Velázquez. During the early 1900's, Solana was an important figure in Madrid's art scene, influenced by his visits to Museo del Prado and Madrid's luscious parks.

blog.php-547 José Gutiérrez Solana. Cargadores de vino (Wine carriers ) Oil on canvas. Starting price: € 75 000

He was a regular at Nuevo Café Levante where he would meet with other artististic intellects such as painter and writer Ricardo Baroja and Basque artist Ignacio Zuloaga.

In 2007, at Christie's in Spain, Gutiérrez Solana's Los Ermitaños sold for $407 000. Check out all realized prices for Gutiérrez Solana here.

blog.php-548 Wifredo Lam, Untitled. Oil on canvas. Starting price: € 95. 000

The second artist hitting the market this week at Ansorena is Cuban artist Wifredo Lam. Lam is renowned for his Afro-Cuban works, influenced by his mixed-race heritage, his father was a Chinese immigrant and his mother was born to a Congolese former slave mother and a Cuban mulatto father.

In 1923, Lam moved to Madrid to study under the curator of the Museo del Prado and Salvador Dalí's teacher Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor y Zaragoza.

Wilfredo Lam Wilfredo Lam

In 1938, Lam headed to Paris, where Picasso introduced him to Fernand LégerHenri MatisseGeorges Braque and Joan Miró. Lam was particularly influenced by Matisse and Surrealist artists.

At Phillips in 2015, Lam's Présages, 1947 sold for $2 629 000. Check out realized prices for Wilfredo Lam here.

Check out Ansorena's full catalog here.

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