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Lucia Maya (Mexican, b. 1953), "Madre Corazon" (Heart Mother), etching drawn on copper plate by the artist with aquatint and red pencil on Arches Cover White 250 gm - 100% cotton paper, 1989. Numbered 32 of 75 in pencil on the lower left. Signed and dated in pencil on the lower right. Printed by Artegrafias Limitadas, a renowned print workshop in Mexico City that operated from 1982 to 2006. A large rendering of a Surrealist-inspired composition by Lucia Maya featuring a headdless female wearing a dress and Mary Jane style shoes, and sprouting flowers and foliage from her chest. Perhaps this is Lucia Maya's version of Mother Earth. All is delineated in a soft grey and black palette, but the trim of the dress is outlined in claret red. According to Alejandro Ehrenberg Azcarate who directed Artegrafias Limitadas, this piece involved soft ground etching, hard ground etching, aquatint (black ink), with red line on the dress hand drawn by the artist with pencil on the finished print. Size: 34.25" L x 23.5" W (87 cm x 59.7 cm); 47.5" L x 32" W (120.6 cm x 81.3 cm) framed

Born on Santa Catalina Island in California, Maya moved with her family to San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico before the age of 5. She studied art at the Universiyy of Guadalajara as well as the Academia de Bellas Artes San Fernando in Madrid, Spain. She is a painter, sculptor, and lithographer and her work has been exhibited at the Degollado Theatre in Mexico; Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon, and the Puerto Rican Museum of Contemporary Art. Most recently, Maya's work was on display at the Museum of Latin American Art in the "Ink: Stories on Skin" exhibit (August 25th to February 3rd, 2019).

"In Mexico there are several very interesting exponents of this return to an obstinate severity and discipline, and among them I am glad to find Lucia Maya, in whose drawings one encounters the backdrop of a carefully and delicately cultivated technique. Her themes: the accessories of fantastic corsetry, the broken dolls, the torn fruit, beaten and bleeding, like those of Frida Kahlo, who inspired her, executed in this medium of colored pencils so dear to Dürer, are an exalted tribute to Kahlo. Maya’s works, so original and inimitable, contain great poetry, the first condition of authentic art. " (text from Salvador Elizondo)

"Lucia’s paintings are full of symbolism and inner meanings. Her confident brush paints a world w solitude, tension and impassioned freedom are woven together through images of secluded figures, pounding hearts and twisting flowering vines. Her art expresses the spirituality of endurance rather than focusing on objects of a physical nature." (Susanna Kirchberg from El antiQuario)

This print has been authenticated by Alex Ehrenberg Azcarate, the founder and director of Artegrafias Limitadas, the print shop that worked with Lucia Maya to create this limited edition print. Lucia Maya drew the copper plate by hand, and the piece was etched and hand-printed by Artegrafias Limitadas. According to Mr. Azcarate, the red line on the dress was hand drawn by the artist with pencil on the finished print.

The retail value of this print ranges from $2000 to $3000.

Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection

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Professionally framed. Print has not been examined outside of the frame, but appears to be excellent. Numbered 32 of 75 in pencil on the lower left. Signed by the artist and dated to 1989 in pencil on the lower right.

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L. Maya Etching w/ Aquatint "Madre Corazon" - 1989

Estimate $1,900 - $2,850
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