Apr 17, 2014 - Sale 2345

Sale 2345 - Lot 128

Price Realized: $ 1,875
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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
A Mexican folk photo-sculpture, both highly personal and devotional in nature, incorporating a photograph of a young man wearing a hat that was cut to form, hand-colored, and then adhered to a thin carved wooden mount of the same shape and incorporated seamlessly into a dimensional polychromed bust of a dark suit and red tie. The piece includes an elaborately carved wooden armature with a flat bottom; also includes the 2 original sheets of glass, one pebbled. 1950s

Additional Details

From the Collection of Barbara Levine.

Produced from the late 1920s through the 1980s, primarily in Mexico, fotoesculturas were inexpensive to produce and were often commissioned from traveling salesmen to commemorate important events, memorialize the dead, or honor individuals.