Pedro Friedeberg Iconic Hand M820

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This an an image that Pedro Friedeberg has returned to again and again, the footed hand. Signed. Surrealism joined to the Mexican tradition. Fascinating and downright gorgeous. Price on request. Pedro Friedeberg (January 11, 1936-) is a Mexican artist and designer known for his surrealist work filled with lines colors and ancient and religious symbols. His best ...

Lila Fotu Pilgrimage Print P1233

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Clearly influenced by Mexican painting of the forties, and Georgia O'Keeffe's celebrated views of the church in Taos, this is a very striking and accomplished work with its dramatic juxtaposition of the tiny bent human figure and the immense sculptural forms of the imagined place of pilgrimage. And, tellingly, the light source is not from the ...

Alexander Melville Portrait of a Mexican Lady c 1865 P1185

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Itinerant and prolific British portrait painter Alexander Melville was active from 1846-1848 and executed this fine painting of an upper-class Mexican lady on one of his lucrative trips to the New World. Portraits of assorted royalties from Queen Victoria on down as well as the monied upper classes were his bread and butter, as this lady in her ultra-fashionable ...

Julio Soto Mexican Folk Art Scene Resting Cowboys and a Flight of Grackles Oil on Canvas P1113

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It's not often that we get a piece of folk art this spectacular. The cowboys resting their horses among their cattle in the pasture are wonderfully lively, but the flight of long tailed black birds (Mexican grackles) in the distance is what lends this large painting its magic and poetry. Signed Julio Soto. 1920s-30s. 38" x ...

Mexican Painting: Pantoya “The Pulqueria” 1944 P1077

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Socially engaged, political, anguished and expressionistic, a treasure of Mexican painting. We haven't been able to trace the painter signing himself but it's Pantoya or Pantoja. The message of the painting is very clear though: the plague of alcoholism, and its effect on the poor. Image, 18 x 21, with frame 24 x 27. Oil ...

The Sisters of Saint Marina: in the style of the artist Julio Romero de Torres P998

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Beautiful rendition of The Sisters of Saint Marina, original painted in 1915. (this artist unknown) Oil on Canvas laid down on board, 29w x 40h image, with frame 35w x 45h. Two smiling sisters, playful but sensuous, inviting. The original artist, Julio Romero de Torres (1874-1930) was one of the most famous Spanish artists of what ...

Spanish Colonial Floral Still Life with Parrot Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood dated 1729 P947

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A little masterpiece of decorative art. Expert cleaning has revealed beautiful and intricate details, the total effect is simply gorgeous. The canvas, though bonded to wood, is very stable. An explosion of flowers and one superb bird. 28w x 33h. Price on request.

Humberto Peraza 1968 Sculpture Matador with Raised Banderillas P869

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Terrific bronze by the noted Mexican sculptor Humberto Peraza (b. 1925), who has made a career of portraying the drama of the bullring. The work is unusual for him, stripped as it is of his usual naturalism down to the very essence of of the action about to take place. On a 6' x 12' ...

Russell Dale Moffett Cobra Woman Oil On Canvas 1940s sold P778

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A quintessential outside artist, Russell Dale Moffett's work has begun to attract collectors' serious attention. This much is known about his life: he was born in Indiana on Sept. 3, 1899.  In 1920 he was a house painter in Philadelphia.  By 1942 he had settled in San Diego and was a muralist.  He died there ...

Jorge B. Murillo Watercolor: Xochimilco, the Floating Gardens P721

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One of the most magical environments in Mexico is the system of lakes and canals that are all that remain of the Aztecs' astonishing feat of engineering and agricultural innovation around their ancient capital. A truly charming scene dear to the Mexican soul. Note the  flowers in the little boats being harvested and taken to ...

Alfred Ybarra Production Designer Special Exhibit April 5TH Opening Reception. 5-11PM

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Come celebrate our 10th anniversary in the antiques industry. We will have a special exhibit of a well known, but little seen artist and Hollywood production designer: Alfred C. Ybarra 1905-2001. Ybarra is known for his work on the Empire State Building, and over 100 films: Including, “The Alamo”. We will be exhibiting more than ...

F. Martinez Lais Mexican Girl Holding a Hen Oil On Canvas 1940s P654

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Acquired from the original owner's estate, known to have been purchased in the forties, signed F. Martinez Lais. We think it's a knockout, a touch surrealist, slightly cartoonish and triumphantly Mexican-identified, modern-folkloric in the manner only a Mexican painter can pull off, this little peasant girl exerts a lot of power, seen from above, standing ...

Mexican Calendar Chromo “Leyenda de Mayab” 1940s AP307

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Publisher: Galas De Mexico. A Mayan legend is portrayed, and we would love to know the story. In the Mexican calendar trade, chromos, short for chromolithographs, were the pictorial element of the calendar, the other two elements being the lower backing, the faldilla, to which was stapled the santoral, the date pad. A few were commissioned ...