Q: Where can I see Latin American art by such artists as Rufino Tamayo, who died last year?
A: Tamayo's "The Smile -- La Sonrisa," painted in 1946, sold for $250,000 at a 1981 Sotheby auction. Since then, some of the Mexican artist's works have sold for far more. "Singing Women," a 51- by 72-inch oil on canvas painted in 1940, brought $770,000 at a Sotheby auction in 1990.
Works of Latin American artists Tamayo, Diego Rivera, Fernando Botero, Pedro Figari and others will be featured at Art Chicago '92 May 14-18 at the Merchandise Mart ExpoCenter, 350 N. Orleans St. Call (312) 664-6730. A 300-page catalog is $20 postpaid hardcover, $15 postpaid softcover, from Art Chicago '92, Suite 108, 11640 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90049; (310) 820-0498. Admission is $10; students, $6; seniors, $7. In addition to Latin American works, the show will offer art from all periods, categories and countries.