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 ...

Desert Diorama Set SOLD A793

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Delightful and oh, so wonderfully crafty: set of 3 great desert scene dioramas, measuring  9" x 13", 6" x 8", 5" x 6.5" respectively, all about 3" deep. Sticker on back informs us: "This Desert Scene in Relief is made entirely by hand." Among the types of plants displayed in the dioramas are giant saguaro cactus, ...

18th Century Santa Muerte Figure SOLD A782

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Santa Muerte Figure from the 18th Century, this one made of wood, crowned, holding a scythe, foot on the globe with articulated arms. She is meant to be dressed in fabric robes that are exchanged for others from time to time. 18" high. Price on request. Santa Muerte is a folk saint venerated primarily in Mexico and ...

Duane Van Vechten “Man In A Tuxedo” Oil on Canvas 1920s SOLD P990

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Carl Van Vechten's gifted niece almost never sold her work, so it is a rare occasion when one is offered one of her paintings, and we jumped at the chance. The unknown sitter is arresting in his own right, extremely handsome and self-contained, somewhat preoccupied, which only increases his attractiveness. It's a terrific portrait and ...