Ocumicho Figure: Four Masks M684

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Set of four Ocumicho masks, later period probably early 60s. Selling as a set, frightening countenances, truly scary - but stupendous! These pieces from Michoacan, Mexico, are part of a collection once deemed as too risqué for LACMA during The Hollywood Blacklist era. Mark on underside is the craftsperson's name: Rutilia Martinez Alvarez. Later period, 1950s-early ...

Ocumicho Figure: Trio of Spotted Diablitos M681

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Ocumicho diablitos, here in a trio, one orange, one brown, one black. This is work that is the glory of Michoacan, and comes from a collection LACMA turned down as a bequest because they worried their members would find the imagery too shocking. Late 1940s-early 1950s.  Mark on underside is the craftsperson's name: Catalina Martines. ...

Ocumicho Figure: Red Diablito with Acolytes M680

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Ocumicho Red Diablito, a devilish king on a coiled snake throne, protected by light yellow acolytes. This piece from Michoacan comes to us from a collection LA's County Museum of Art passed on because they just couldn't risk the controversy showing these would have created. Late 1940s-early 1950s.  Mark on underside is the craftsperson's name: ...

Ocumicho Figure: The Devil on a Bicycle SOLD M679

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Ocumicho Diablito, this one riding its bike. From a collection whose imagery was really too disturbing for LACMA to risk acquiring and showing. Not only is the diablito riding a bike, he's got a fun little bag tossed over the handlebars. Late 1940s-early 1950s.  Mark on underside is the craftsperson's name: Angelina Esteban Diego. 16w ...

Ocumicho Figure: Diablito with Skulls M677

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Ocumicho Diablito with a skull on each shoulder, and a poor child under each arm. We are so glad the Los Angeles County Museum of Art turned this collection down, simply because they found the figures too shocking, if not downright subversive. Late 1940s-early 1950s. Mark on underside is the craftsperson's name: Catalina Martines. 22h, ...