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Francisco Toledo – Portrait in Black and White

Francisco Toledo, Portrait in Black and White, is an original Etching made circa 1980.  It is signed and numbered in pencil from the edition of 10.  Image Size: 7 x 6 inches.

Toledo remarked “What I do is a mixture of things, but the pre-Hispanic world has been a source of inspiration,” he explained. “There are certain solutions that are decorative that come from pre-Hispanic art and at the same time there is much primitive art that is refined or simple but also very modern.” Born on July 17, 1940 in Juchitán, Mexico, he studied at Taller Libre de Grabado in Mexico City, where he met the celebrated Oaxacan painter Rufino Tamayo. Toledo had his first exhibitions at the age of 19, both in Mexico City and Fort Worth, TX. In 1960, the artist moved to Paris where he produced prints in the studio of Stanley William Hayter and established his hallmark aesthetic. Retuning to Mexico in 1965, Toledo began producing works which address his Zapotec heritage. He continues to live and work in Juchitán, Mexico. The artist passed away on September 5, 2019 at the age of 79.

Title

Portrait in Black and White

Medium

Etching

Year

c.1980

Edition

10

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 13 x 11.5 (in)
33 x 29 (cm)
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Francisco Toledo, Portrait in Black and White, is an original Etching made circa 1980.  It is signed and numbered in pencil from the edition of 10.  Image Size: 7 x 6 inches.

Toledo remarked “What I do is a mixture of things, but the pre-Hispanic world has been a source of inspiration,” he explained. “There are certain solutions that are decorative that come from pre-Hispanic art and at the same time there is much primitive art that is refined or simple but also very modern.” Born on July 17, 1940 in Juchitán, Mexico, he studied at Taller Libre de Grabado in Mexico City, where he met the celebrated Oaxacan painter Rufino Tamayo. Toledo had his first exhibitions at the age of 19, both in Mexico City and Fort Worth, TX. In 1960, the artist moved to Paris where he produced prints in the studio of Stanley William Hayter and established his hallmark aesthetic. Retuning to Mexico in 1965, Toledo began producing works which address his Zapotec heritage. He continues to live and work in Juchitán, Mexico. The artist passed away on September 5, 2019 at the age of 79.

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Title

Portrait in Black and White

Medium

Etching

Year

c.1980

Edition

10

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 13 x 11.5 (in)
33 x 29 (cm)
Price Price on Request