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Lot 1368
Francisco Toledo (Mexican, b.1940). "Chango ["Art Kite" (papalote) without kite framework]". Original color stencil cut with watercolor. c2014. Signed in ballpoint pen under the image; Taller Arte Papel label, verso. Edition unknown, presumed very small. Grey hand-made textured paper. The full sheet, deckle edges all four sides. Fine impression. Fine condition. Fabricated by Taller Arte Papel Vista Hermosa, San Augustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico, under Toledo's supervision. Please note that, unlike some other Art Kites in our auction, this example is “loose” and not affixed to a kite framework. Provenance: Private collection, Mexico City, Mexico. Overall size: 26 x 20 in. (660 x 508 mm). Toledo is arguably Mexico's most famous living painter/printmaker. Most of his kites are unsigned; only occasionally does Toledo sign them, and then generally on the verso. Each art kite is created from a stencil drawn and cut by Toledo in Arches paper. The stencil is then pressed into a hand made sheet of paper and hand-colored. When separated, the resulting contrast reveals the image. Some kites are hand-sprayed with dyes to create background effects before the stencil is applied. Image copyright © Francisco Toledo. [29163-5-225]

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Estimate $300 - $400Oct 21, 2018