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Guillermo Ceniceros (husband of the artist and printmaker Esther Gonzales) is one of the most respected Mexican painters and muralists, whose large-scale sight-specific works grace numerous public buildings throughout Mexico and the Latin Americas. The subject of more than three hundred solo exhibitions in Mexico and around the world, recipient of prestigious international awards and honours, Ceniceros is also a renowned philanthropist: his donation allowed the state of Durango to establish a fine art museum. While Ceniceros’s large-scale murals are dominated mainly by figurative social-realist style, his easel paintings and prints display a greater degree of experimentation.
The present etching represents the fusion of two of his most favoured subjects: the landscape and the female form. The intricate patterning of the tree trunks and branches within the delicately sepia-toned etching reveals, upon closer examination, the complexly intertwined bodies and limbs reminiscent of the mythological Daphne, who, to escape advances of Apollo, turned into a laurel tree. Acquired in the 1970s, and kept in a pristine condition, this rare to the market print is a must-have for emerging and established connoisseurs of international art and print collecting. Guillermo CENICEROS (1939 - )'Sin titulo [Untitled]' ca. 1975Etching on paperEdition of 25Image Size: 15 x 19 cm Dimensions: 32 x 36 cm Signed: Signed and inscribed lower left; numbered lower rightComes with Letter of Provenance
Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
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