This set of two iconic watercolors with hand-stenciling by renowned Mexican artist Francisco Toledo were originally crafted as kites; the wooden kite assemblies have been removed in order to display and preserve the artist's designs. Both kites date from 2007 and were created as a charity project to raise funds for a local library; both are signed by Toledo since, unlike many of the kites created in his studio at that time, these examples were painted by Toledo himself. Animal motifs are central to Toledo's work and vision, which derives inspiration both from nature and from the iconography of his native Oaxacan culture. He embellishes these motifs with both intricacy and expressiveness, placing them at the center of his smoky, earth-toned compositions. "Horse Star Kite I" measures 30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm), and is mounted and box-framed under Plexiglas to dimensions of 38 x 34.5 inches (96.5 x 87.6 cm). "Insect Star Kite I" measures 30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm), and is floated on silk and box-framed under Plexiglas to dimensions of approximately 40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm). There are minor punctures to the works, consistent with the original kite strings.
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