20 - 21 November 2019
Francisco Toledo (1940 - 2019)
Máscaras 1-8, Políptico
inscribed with the legend 'These are my portraits--I have the face of a dog, face of a cat, face of a pig, face of a coyote, face of an owl, an insect, a turtle, a monkey an old man. Also like a mask. Though they do not resemble me they are my portraits.' (in Zapotec below the eight masks)
gouache and foil on paper
10 x 6 in. (25.4 x 15.2 cm.) each
Executed in 1965.
Eight in one lot.
Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, New York.
Acquired from the above by William Louis-Dreyfus in 1987.
Gift from the above to the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation in 2016.
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Francisco Toledo: Obra 1970-1990, Volume I, Mexico City, Fomento Cultural Banamex, 2016, p. p. 302-306, 330-332, 341 (illustrated in color).
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