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Seller of Judas Effigies

Accession Number
1958/1.116

Title
Seller of Judas Effigies

Artist(s)
Isidoro Ocampo

Artist Nationality
Mexican

Object Creation Date
1956

Medium & Support
etching and aquatint on paper

Dimensions
12 in x 8 in (30.5 cm x 20.3 cm);18 13/16 in x 12 5/16 in (47.8 cm x 31.3 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 in (56 cm x 45.8 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Locating the scene in 1950 Mexico, Ocampo depicts a street vendor selling small dolls of Judas. Seller of Judas Effigies is created in only two main colors, common throughout Ocampo's graphic work and prints. Laborers and urban life were also common themes for Ocampo who was considered an important social and political artist.

Physical Description
At the center of the print a large dark figure sits in a shadow. He is holding a stick that has four small red, horned figures attached to the top. The print is located and signed in the plate (c.l.) "mèxico / 1950 / Isidoro" and editioned in pencil (l.l.) "7/25" and signed and dated in pencil (l.r.) "Isidoro Ocampo/56.".

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Mexican
Religion
doll
effigies
modern and contemporary art
seated
street vendors

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