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Mexicana Nirvana
Mexican Fine/Folk Art and Chicano/a Art
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Huichol yarn painting by Francisco Bautista


Yarn, beeswax, wood

c. 1980s

Frame measures 25" H x 33 1/2" W

Amazingly intricate, museum quality work of art by Francisco Bautista of Mezquitic, Jalisco.  Fiilled with a myriad of fantastic symbols, this colorful creation is incredibly special.  This piece came from the estate of an anthropologist/filmmaker who purchased Huichol pieces directly from the artists during her time in Mexico.  The pieces she purchased were wrapped and put away for many years.  As such, the colors on this piece are vibrant and it is in pristine condition.  Professionally framed in dark wood frame. Signed.  See photos.

Francisco began his art at a very young age. He works mainly in beaded sculptures and yarn on beeswax.  Over time, he has developed his own style and is known for his innovation. Francisco has exhibited around the world and has inspired many young people to follow the traditional Huichol art form.  He and his daughter Kena helped design and worked on the "Vochol" -- a bead-covered VW bug that is now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Popular Art in Mexico City.  See photo below.

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