The Easel

This large Tate Modern exhibition is cruel to Wifredo Lam

There is an ambivalence about the current London exhibition of Cuban painter Wifredo Lam. According to one critic we are unused to dealing with “cultural hybridity”. But the above writer is more direct – Lam never “attained exit velocity” from Picasso’s influence. “A small room of pictures by Lam might have made him look interesting; this large display ends up making him seem smaller”.

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