Francisco Toledo: Selected Prints from 1971-2018

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FRANCISCO TOLEDO SELECTED PRINTS 1970 - 2018 Latin American Masters presents Francisco Toledo: Selected Prints from 1970 - 2018. Printmaking has been an important means of expression for artists throughout history. Rembrandt, Goya, Picasso, and the German Expressionists are among the many who influenced the evolution of art through their graphics. Mexico has an illustrious history of artist printmakers. The late Francisco Toledo created an extensive and influential body of work devoted to the graphic arts. Latin American Masters’ current exhibition features a selection of original graphic works from 1970 - 2018. Francisco Toledo made his first prints in 1957, and from the beginning could see the possibilities of the medium. Toledo has mastered all of the classical graphic techniques. He has created a body of graphic work that, in size and expressive brilliance, is equaled by few living artists. His etchings, incised directly by Toledo in a copper plate, may have linear passages as fine as strands of hair, they may weave lyrically thru space or explode with gestural violence. If color is the key to Tamayo’s expressive world, Toledo’s is grounded in drawing. Although undoubtedly a great painter, ceramicist, and sculptor, printmaking remains Toledo’s first love. The act of incision, so central to the medium of printmaking, enriches his work in virtually all other media.

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3 Pulpos con barcos y esclavos, 2018, drypoint and aquatint, ed. 1/5, 30 x 40 inches


Autorretrato XXIV, c. 2016 drypoint and roulette, ed. 19/20 9 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches

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Pulpos con barcos y esclavos, 2018 drypoint and aquatint, ed. 1/5 30 x 40 inches

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Snakes and Rabbits, 1971 lithograph, ed. 76/80 13 x 17 inches left: detail

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Rabbit Soup, 1980 drypoint, woodcut and aquatint 11 1/2 x 15 inches left: detail

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Auto Accident, c. 1971 drypoint and roulette, ed. P.A. 25 x 19 inches 10


Volador azulejos, 1970 lithograph 26 x 19 inches

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La hermana de Juarez cose ajeno, 1984 drypoint and aquatint, ed. P.A. 11 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches left: detail 13


Mi hermano, 1984 lithograph ed. 25/25 18 x 23 1/2 inches

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La tortuga, 1982 mixed-media etching, ed. P.A. 8 x 12 1/2 inches

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8 cocodrilos bailando, 2018 drypoint, ed. 3/15 14 1/8 x 16 1/2 inches left: detail

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The Water Carrier, 1993 etching ed. 9/20 34 x 41 inches left: detail

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Tres caras en hamaca, 2018 drypoint, ed. 2/15 8 3/4 x 17 3/8 inches

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Las hojas muertas, 2004 mixed-media etching 49 x 22 inches

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Sapo con lenguas, 2004 etching, ed. 8/10 9 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches

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Insectos, 1999 drypoint, ed. 10/25 15 x 31 inches

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Vaca, 1970 etching, ed. P.A. 19 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches left: detail 25


Gato de Sara XIII, 2009 drypoint and roulette, ed. 5/20 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches

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Sapos y pantalones, 1974 etching, ed. P.A. 30 x 22 inches 27


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La Escalera, 1976 mixed-media etching, ed. xlvii/l 30 x 22 inches left: detail 29


Changos bailando en circulo, 2016 drypoint and aquatint, ed. 7/15 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches

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Persona con pulpo, 2016 aquatint, ed. 2/25 19 1/4 x 27 inches

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Changos jugando, 2016 drypoint and aquatint, ed. 9/15 14 1/2 x 6 inches 32


The Magician, 1974 drypoint and aquatint, ed. P.A. 11 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches

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Rabbit Family, c. 1980 etching, ed. 24/25 22 x 30 inches left: detail

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Langosta, 1999 woodcut, ed. 4/15 12 1/2 x 14 inches

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El cocodrillo descanzando con baston, 2018 39 etching anddescanzando aquatint El cocodrillo con baston, 2018, etching and aquatint, 21 x 23 inches (detail)


El cocodrillo descanzando con baston, 2018 etching and aquatint, ed. 1/15 21 x 23 inches

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Cocodrilos en el mar, 2018 aquatint and drypoint, ed. 3/30 21 x 23 1/2 inches

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Medicina para todos, 2018 drypoint, ed. 6/15 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches 42


Dos cocodrilos, 1999 woodcut, ed. 6/12 14 1/2 x 12 inches 43


Skeleton with Frogs, c. 1990 etching ed. 10/10 34 x 41 inches

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Juarez Fishing in the Orbit of the Skull, 1988 mixed-media etching, ed. 33/40 17 x 24 inches

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La hamaca tiembla y tú también, 2018 drypoint and aquatint, ed. 5/15 15 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches

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Medicina para todos, 2018 drypoint, ed. 6/15 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches 47


Gato de Sara VII, 2009 drypoint and roulette, ed. 10/20 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches

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Sapos, 1996 aquatint and drypoint, ed. 26/55 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

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