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Francisco Zúñiga (Mexican, 1912–1998)
LOT ID: 82276
Chamulas con Frutas, 1973

Crayon, Pastel, brown on paper.
19.66 х 27.5 in. (49.94 x 69.85 cm.)
Signed, and dated on the lower left corner.
Lot description
Intriguing and and mysterious "Chamulas con Frutas" (1973) by Francisco Zúñiga includes figures which poess a mysterious presence. These three figures, gathering together to dine on fruits, celebrates of the human spirit as is the theme throughout the artist's works. This work measures 19.66 x 27.5 inches (49.9 x 69.8 cm) and is unframed in perfect condition.

Born in Costa Rica, sculptor, stonecarver, and printmaker Francisco Zuñiga (1912-1998) is known for his powerful and emotionally-infused works which draw upon his Latin American heritage for inspiration. Exploring the figurative representation in Western art, he conducted investigative visual studies on the body’s aesthetic form through much of his work. Having worked with sculptor Oliverio Martinez, painter Manuel Rodriguez Lozano, and artist Guillermo Ruiz, Zuñiga’s career took off in Mexico City during the 1930s, when the city acted as one of the major art centers in the Americas. He went on to teach at the National School of Painting and Sculpture from 1938-1970.

Select Public Collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC)
Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico City, Mexico)
Museo de Arte de Ponce (Ponce, Puerto Rico)
Chamulas con Frutas by Francisco Zúñiga
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