Francisco Toledo - Latin America New York Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, in 1992

  • Artist Biography

    Francisco Toledo

    Mexican • 1940

    Francisco Toledo was born in Oaxaca, Mexico where he studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes. Upon moving to Mexico City, he met Rufino Tamayo who quickly became one of his main supporters and mentors. Toledo culminated his studies in Paris and returned to Mexico where he would become an influential figure in the cultural development of his home city via his involvement with the Contemporary Museum of Oaxaca.

    He has produced an incredibly prolific body of work that includes lithographs, engravings, watercolors, sculpture, ceramics and tapestries. He renders these fantastical creatures and forms with bold painterly brushstrokes and manipulates the texture by employing gold leaf and sand in certain areas. His works continually deal with the physical exploration of material, providing the viewer with insights into his process and imagination.

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Lot offered with No Reserve


three-color etching
23 1/2 x 37 3/8 in. (59.7 x 94.9 cm)
Signed, inscribed, and numbered"Estado IV/VI 9/14 Toledo" lower edge. This work is number nine from an edition of 14.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $1,250

Latin America

20 November 2012
New York