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  • Saulo Moreno, The Newspaper Boy, sculpture
    Since an early age Mexico City-born folk artist Saulo Moreno has created papier mache and alambroide figures (which have wire skeletons) like this piece which is based on an image by famous Mexican satirical printmaker José Guadalupe Posada. Like many of Posada's images, and with the same humor, it depicts a person from the lower social classes, a newspaper boy.
    683,960
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  • Calavera Couple (Novios de la Muerte)
    767,1080
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  • Paula Garcia Ventura de Linares, Oaxaca Woman
    471,960
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  • "Frida", Papier Mâché Sculpture by Miguel Linares
    This striking sculpture was made by Miguel Linares of the famous Linares family in Mexico City which has made the art form of “cartonería” (papier-mâché sculptures) internationally famous. Alebrijes (fantasy animals), historical figures, characters from Mexican cartoons and folklore, and even the themes of Frida Kahlo’s paintings are translated into cartoneria sculptures. Characteristically, these figures are depicted as calaveras (skeletons) which, representing the "other" face of the Mexican lifecycle, are as involved in daily life and fiestas as the living.
    565,1080
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  • "Frida", detail
    810,1080
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  • Calavera with Dinner Jacket
    631,1080
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  • Pedro Linares (Nieto), Ice cream Vendor
    618,960
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  • Erica Matejuma, Angel
    651,960
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  • A. Bobadillo, Postman and Dog, cartoneria
    548,960
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  • Animas Solas Retablo, Zacatecas
    756,960
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  • Nagual, Candelario Medrano workshop, 1960's
    743,960
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  • Saulo Moreno, The Proposal
    768,960
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  • Saulo Moreno, Chicken
    678,960
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  • Calavera Dog
    1146,960
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  • Santiaguito/Santiago Horse Body Mask from Mexico
    This superb antique body mask represents the central character (Santiaguito,a diminuitive of Santiago) in an important Mexican dance drama imported from Spain during the Conquest. Such body masks are part the popular pageant re-enacting the story of Santiago (Saint James) and the battle of the Moors and Spanish Christians. The dancer would step into the body mask, Santiago's white horse, and become the horse’s rider. This dance also symbolizes the Spanish conquest of Mexico’s indigenous population.
    1730,1080
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  • Santiaguito/Santiago Horse Body Mask - detail
    901,1080
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  • Jaguar Mask, Guerrero
    1016,960
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  • Alebrije, cartoneria
    1383,960
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  • Erica Matejuma, La Sirena
    1259,960
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  • Stone Sculpture of Virgin or Pre-Hispanic deity, 18th century Mexico
    This unusual piece, carved from vulcanic stone, has the date year 1741 inscribed on its side. Despite the suggestion of a European-style garment, the sculpture more closely resembles a pre-Columbian deity than a Christian saint or virgin. The "primitive" style of the sculpture suggests that its maker was an indigenous artist. 
    546,960
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Mexican Folk Art

 

Aside from Mexican masks, santos and other religious imagery, the MARIPOSA collection includes many vibrant examples of Mexican cartonería (paper sculpture) art, a traditional folk art form which combines pre-Hispanic styles with Spanish techniques and is deeply rooted in ancient Mexico's legends, traditions and craftsmanship. The now world-famous artist Pedro Linares reintroduced and popularized this folk art form through his brightly colored papier maché sculptures of skeletons and monstrous animals (alebrijes). Today, his son Miguel, an internationally known artists, other members of the Linares clan, and other cartonería artists in the Mexico City area continue this tradition.

More information  and pricing upon request: be.echols@gmail.com

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