This striking wood portrait of a traditional Aztec era man is a fine example of Mexican modernism. The sculpture is hand carved and uniquely faceted in geometric style. This unusual piece has a neo-Cubist sensibility and the wood is a rich color, the grain visible and the surface worked carefully and expertly to form a beautiful modern portrait. Called the Mexican Picasso, Pinal (1913-1983) exhibited in the 1939 San Francisco World Fair and was widely collected throughout the Americas. Shelf display or wall mounting suggested.
Signed on the flat back of the bust “J. Pinal”, the standard artist’s mark. Great condition
- Dimensions: 3ʺW × 0.1ʺD × 7ʺH
- Condition Notes: Excellent – Minor wear consistent with age and history