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GARGANTUAN 1950s Talleres Monasticos Mexican Modernist ARTWORK

GARGANTUAN 1950s Talleres Monasticos Mexican Modernist ARTWORK


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Directory: Fine Art: Sculpture: Pre 1960: Item # 1450275

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For sale here is a GARGANTUAN and very rare vintage 1950s handmade mixed metals sterling brass and copper on wood Mexican modernist Last Supper wall-sculpture artwork by the Talleres Monasticos of Cuernavaca Mexico, and most likely designed by the famous Mexican architect/monk Gabriel Chavez de la Mora who was a member of the Benedictine monks of Cuernavaca at the time. The sterling copper and brass pieces are raised above the black wood base in the technique called 'metales divorciados' (divorced metals) first developed by Chato Castillo of Los Castillo in Taxco in the 1940s. The Emaus workshop sold their work through the Los Castillo shop in Taxco, and also in the Sanborn's department store in Mexico City. This is the very largest of this design that I have seen in my 40+ years in the business, and it measures 39-3/4" wide by 11-1/2" tall by 2" deep, and weighs 16 pounds prior to packaging. Due to the size and weight of this artwork, it will be expensive to package appropriately and to ship. At some point a prior owner added additional heavy-duty hanging apparatus at back which protects this very large and very heavy artwork from accidental damage. Excellent vintage condition overall with some fine light wear to the wood base along the edges as shown, and in addition there is some tarnish to the silver sections at front and some wear at back as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.