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Tower of Toads, 2010

High temperature ceramic
25 1/2 × 10 × 10 in
64.8 × 25.4 × 25.4 cm
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Santa Monica
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Latin American Masters
Santa Monica
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Toledo’s iconic bestiary is well represented in the exhibition. Among these are Toledo’s marvelous …

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Toledo’s iconic bestiary is well represented in the exhibition. Among these are Toledo’s marvelous sculptures of toads. One reason Toledo is attracted to these creatures is that they are amphibious; that is, they move between worlds. Tower of Toads depicts a veritable orgy of toads, piled one on top of the other. The …

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Sculpture
Condition
Excellent
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Stamped by artist's estate, sticker label, The artwork is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by The Estate of Francisco Toledo.
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Francisco Toledo
Mexican, 1940–2019
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Francisco Toledo has dedicated his multi-disciplinary practice to the preservation and promotion of the arts and crafts of his native state, Oaxaca; Toledo has produced paintings, lithography, engravings, sculpture, ceramics, and designs for tapestries made in collaboration with artisans in Teotitlan del Valle. Toledo was greatly influenced by European artistic traditions—particularly by Jean Dubuffet, Joan Miró, Paul Klee, and Francisco Goya—as well as folk art. His hybrid style is characterized by its exaggerated and fantastical forms, with an emphasis on geometry and texture. He has depicted subjects both observed from nature and borrowed from dreams. Toledo’s mentor, Rufino Tamayo, credited him with the innovation of a new school of expression.

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Latin American Masters
Santa Monica
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Toledo’s iconic bestiary is well represented in the exhibition. Among these are Toledo’s marvelous …

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Toledo’s iconic bestiary is well represented in the exhibition. Among these are Toledo’s marvelous sculptures of toads. One reason Toledo is attracted to these creatures is that they are amphibious; that is, they move between worlds. Tower of Toads depicts a veritable orgy of toads, piled one on top of the other. The …

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Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, sticker label, The artwork is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by The Estate of Francisco Toledo.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Francisco Toledo
Mexican, 1940–2019
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Francisco Toledo has dedicated his multi-disciplinary practice to the preservation and promotion of the arts and crafts of his native state, Oaxaca; Toledo has produced paintings, lithography, engravings, sculpture, ceramics, and designs for tapestries made in collaboration with artisans in Teotitlan del Valle. Toledo was greatly influenced by European artistic traditions—particularly by Jean Dubuffet, Joan Miró, Paul Klee, and Francisco Goya—as well as folk art. His hybrid style is characterized by its exaggerated and fantastical forms, with an emphasis on geometry and texture. He has depicted subjects both observed from nature and borrowed from dreams. Toledo’s mentor, Rufino Tamayo, credited him with the innovation of a new school of expression.

Tower of Toads, 2010

High temperature ceramic
25 1/2 × 10 × 10 in
64.8 × 25.4 × 25.4 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Santa Monica
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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