"Los Recicladores" or How the Other Half Live - Retablo

"Los Recicladores" or How the Other Half Live - Retablo
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How the Other Half Live - Retablo
How the Other Half Live - Retablo
How the Other Half Live - Retablo
How the Other Half Live - Retablo
How the Other Half Live - Retablo
How the Other Half Live - Retablo
SKU: PRTB-123

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2017
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(9 3/4" h. x 11 3/4" w. x 3" d.).
Claudio explained to me that this retablo depicts the underworld of people that live well below the poverty line in Peruvian society - living by "reciclando", competing with the rats and dogs to recycle the trash and garbage produced by the society.

Claudio Jimenez Quispe at International Folk Art Market Santa Fe, NM, July 2004

Claudio Jimenez Quispé is an internationally renowned maker of retablos. Originally from a famous family of retablo makers in Ayacucho, he now works in Lima. His work has been exhibited all over the world, and he frequently demonstrates his exquisite technique, as at Santa Fe's International Folk Art Market. Other members of his family, such as siblings Nicario, Eleudora and Mabilon, and nephew and niece Luis and Julia Huamani Rodriguez are also skilled retablistas.

$750