Francisco Toledo - The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams New York Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | Phillips

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  • 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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[Woman with Umbrella]; [Ostrich Wearing Shoes]; La Jaiba and a poster

circa 1970
Three lithographs (two in colors) and one offset lithograph.
Various sizes.

All signed, Umbrella annotated `epreuve d'artiste' in pencil, Ostrich and La Jaiba (litho) annotated `H.C.' in pencil (La Jaiba edition was 100).

$900 - 1,200 

Sold for $1,875

The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams

7 April 2010
New York