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Untitled, 1991

Cochineal on amate
48 × 32 in
121.9 × 81.3 cm
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Oakland, San Francisco
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Provenance
Maximilian Contemporary
Oakland, San Francisco
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This painting depicts a classic relationship between heaven, earth, and hell. The figure at the top …

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This painting depicts a classic relationship between heaven, earth, and hell. The figure at the top comprised of a hand with two eyes symbolizes the hand of God and his all seeing eye, the birthing figure in the middle represents humanity and mother earth, and the skull at the bottom is symbolic of death.

Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, bottom center
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Not included
Frame
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Alejandro Santiago
Mexican, 1964–2013
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Alejandro Santiago’s oeuvre explores pre-Columbian styles of figuration and modernist relationships between figure, line, and ground. Santiago’s paintings refer to the modernist work of Rufino Tamayo as they explore the possibilities of pure abstraction through ecstatic lines and earthen fields of colors. The artist is best known for his series “2501 Migrantes,” which consists of large, totemic ceramic figures cast in bronze. The artist began the project upon returning to his hometown of Oaxaca after considerable time away and realizing that the population had sharply dropped due to emigration. Wanting to know more about the experience of crossing the border, Santiago traveled to Tijuana, where he hired a coyote to sneak him into the United States. He crafted the sculptures of “2501 Migrantes” in response to this experience, using the works to repopulate his town and memorialize the difficulties of immigration.

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About the work
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Maximilian Contemporary
Oakland, San Francisco
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This painting depicts a classic relationship between heaven, earth, and hell. The figure at the top …

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This painting depicts a classic relationship between heaven, earth, and hell. The figure at the top comprised of a hand with two eyes symbolizes the hand of God and his all seeing eye, the birthing figure in the middle represents humanity and mother earth, and the skull at the bottom is symbolic of death.

Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, bottom center
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
Alejandro Santiago
Mexican, 1964–2013
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Alejandro Santiago’s oeuvre explores pre-Columbian styles of figuration and modernist relationships between figure, line, and ground. Santiago’s paintings refer to the modernist work of Rufino Tamayo as they explore the possibilities of pure abstraction through ecstatic lines and earthen fields of colors. The artist is best known for his series “2501 Migrantes,” which consists of large, totemic ceramic figures cast in bronze. The artist began the project upon returning to his hometown of Oaxaca after considerable time away and realizing that the population had sharply dropped due to emigration. Wanting to know more about the experience of crossing the border, Santiago traveled to Tijuana, where he hired a coyote to sneak him into the United States. He crafted the sculptures of “2501 Migrantes” in response to this experience, using the works to repopulate his town and memorialize the difficulties of immigration.

Untitled, 1991

Cochineal on amate
48 × 32 in
121.9 × 81.3 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Oakland, San Francisco
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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