Boy signed 'RAFAEL CORONEL' (lower right) oil on canvas 21 3/4 x 35 1/2in. (55.2 x 90.2cm)
PROVENANCE: Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection, Beverly Hills. Acquired from the above by the present owner.
"Our art has to be like our food, our air, our sea. It has to reveal our culture, since good art is always cultural and its own dimension that of anticipating a cultural moment. The true artist becomes modern for his age: he brings the new, he is the herald of a new era." Di Cavalcanti (E. Di Cavalcanti, quoted in Ferreira Gullar, "The Modernity in Di Cavalcanti," in Di Cavalcanti, 1897-1976: pinturas, desenhos, jóias, Rio de Janeiro 2006, p. 163).
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