Mexican Art Deco Mural Painting
Our beautiful lacquered composition on panels in the Art Deco Mexican Muralist style depicts two young men hauling water jugs from a nearby well, standing beside a wall with foliage above including palm trees and agave, with teepee (tipi) style tents in the background. Set within a wooden frame with metallic finish measuring 68 by 68 in (173 by 173 cm). Apparently unsigned and believed to date from second or third quarter of the twentieth century. Provenance: Lorin Marsh showroom, D&D building, New York, 2007, $16,000.
It's colors, graphic and figurative styles are reminiscent of the works of some of the leading Mexican muralists, particularly Miguel Covarrubias, David Alfaro Siqueiros and his American assistant, Fletcher Martin.
Purchased by our client from the Lorin Marsh showroom in the D&D building in Manhattan in 2007 for $16,000.
In good condition, with an expected degree of crazing/cracks throughout, very tiny chip losses at the edges of some panels (only noticeable upon very close inspection), plus scuffs, nicks and scratches to the surfaces of the painting. There are scratches to the lacquered frame and a few chip losses along the sides.
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( American America Mexico Texas desert Lipan Apache Comanche Kiowa )