• Latin American Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2222

    Latin American Sale

    17 - 18 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 54

    Francisco Toledo (Mexican b. 1940)

    El burro contento

    Price Realised  

    Francisco Toledo (Mexican b. 1940)
    El burro contento
    signed and titled 'Toledo, el burro contento' (on the reverse)
    oil and sand on canvas
    37½ x 49 3/8 in. (95.2 x 125.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1970.


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    Provenance

    Private collection, Monterrey.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    Imagen de Mexico, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, 1987,
    p. 365, no. 340 (illustrated in color).
    Hechizo de Oaxaca, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, 1991, p. 267 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    New York, Center for Inter-American Relations Art Gallery, Young Mexicans: Corzas, Gironella, López-Loza, Rojo, Toledo, 22 October 1970- 3 January 1971.
    Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Imagen de Mexico,
    5 December 1987 - 28 February 1988, no. 350. This exhibition later traveled to Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, August - October 1988.
    Monterrey, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Hechizo de Oaxaca, 1991.