Seller of Judas EffigiesArtist(s)Isidoro OcampoArtist NationalityMexicanObject Creation Date1956Medium & Supportetching and aquatint on paperDimensions
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 LineMuseum PurchaseSubject 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 ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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modern and contemporary art