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Josefina Aguilar Alcantara

About the Artist

Josefina Aguilar, c.1990
Josefina Aguilar, c.1990

Josefina Aguilar Alcántara (daughter of Isaura and Jesús)
Born 1945, Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico.  Josefina was unquestionably the greatest artist of the very talented Aguilar sisters, and had a very prolific career.  Unfortunately Josefina is now blind and is no longer creating her own work.

The following brief bio is takern from Wikipedia:
Josefina Aguilar is a Mexican folk artist from Ocotlán de MorelosOaxaca.  She is best known for her small clay figurines, called muñecas, an art form she learned from her mother Isaura Aguilar. Aguilar uses red clay to create depictions of everyday village activities, religious and folkloric scenes, famous figures and special Day of the Dead statues. Collectors of her work have included Nelson Rockefeller, who discovered her work on a trip to Oaxaca in 1975 as well as repeat visitors to Oaxaca, who come to see her latest work. Children's book author Jeanette Winter has written and illustrated a counting book inspired by Aguilar's life and work.

Region:
Adam and Eve in the Garden
SKU: JSAG-0806

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2008.
Fired clay figures painted with acrylic paints.
(Tree:  6” h. x  7” w. x 5.0” d.; Adam:  5" h. x 2.5" w.  x 2" d.: Eve:  4 3/4" h. x 2" w. x 1 3/4" d.)

$165 (three pieces)
Hungry Dinosaur - Vintage Sculpture
SKU: JSAG-1603

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.1990.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(7" w. x 7" d. x 8 1/2" h.).
Vintage sculpture from a major collection of Mexican folk art.  Some minor repairs, but generally in excellent condition.

$160
Frida and her Monkeys
SKU: JSAG-1901

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.2000.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(4 1/4" w. x 3” d. x 5 1/4” h.)  
Vintage sculpture from a collection of Mexican folk art.

$155
La Sirena and the Octopus
SKU: JSAG-1805

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.1995.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(7" w. x 5" d. x 4 1/4" h.)  
Vintage sculpture from a collection of Mexican folk art.

$140
La Sirena and the Star Fish
SKU: JSAG-1803

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.1995.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(5 1/4" w. x 5 3/4" d. x 3 1/4" h.)  
Vintage sculpture from a collection of Mexican folk art.

$135
The Flower Seller
SKU: JSAG-1801

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.1995.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(4" w. x 4" d. x 5 1/2" h.)  
Vintage sculpture from a collection of Mexican folk art.

$110
Cross (#1)
SKU: JSAG-0808

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.1995.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(5 1/4" w. x 1 1/2" d. x 7" h.)  
Vintage sculpture from a collection of Mexican folk art.

$85
Cross (#2)
SKU: JSAG-0809

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.1995.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(5 1/4" w. x 1 1/2" d. x 7" h.)  
Vintage sculpture from a collection of Mexican folk art.

$85
Hungry Dinosaur - Vintage Sculpture
SKU: JSAG-1602

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.1990.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(6" w. x 6" d. x 8 1/2" h.).
Vintage sculpture from a major collection of Mexican folk art.  Some minor repairs, but generally in excellent condition.

 

$155
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 Tribute to Frida Kahlo's "My Dress Hangs There"
SKU: JSAG-1902

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.1995.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(5 1/2” w. x 4” d. x 6 1/4” h.)  
Vintage sculpture from a collection of Mexican folk art.
Note:  some minor repairs by previous owner (see photos).

$155
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Adam and Eve in the Garden
SKU: JSAG-1601

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c. 2000.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(7.25” h. x  5.5” w. x 5.0” d.)

$145
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La Sirena and the Big Fish
SKU: JSAG-1802

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.1995.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(9 3/4" w. x 2 1/2" d. x 5 1/2" h.)  
Vintage sculpture from a collection of Mexican folk art.

$140
Product Status: 
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Josefina Aguilar Shower
SKU: JSAG-0801

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.2008.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(4" w. x 3" d. x 8 1/2" h.)

$120
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Virgen de Guadalupe
SKU: JSAG-0803

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.2008.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(6" w. x 3" d. x 8" h.)​

$120
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Guadalupe Boat
SKU: JSAG-0807

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2008.
Fired clay figures painted with acrylic paints.
(Boat:  4” h. x  3 1/2” w. x 6 1/2” d.; Woman:  4 1/2" h. x 2" w.  x 3" d.: Oar:  6 1/2" long)

$120
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Revolutionary Embrace
SKU: JSAG-0805

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.2008.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(3 1/2" w. x 2 1/2" d. x 6 1/4" h.)

$110
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The Flower Seller
SKU: JSAG-1804

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.1995.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(3 1/2" w. x 3 1/2" d. x 6 1/2" h.)  
Vintage sculpture from a collection of Mexican folk art.

$110
Product Status: 
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Taking San Sebastian to the Market
SKU: JSAG-0804

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.2008.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(2 1/2" w. x 3" d. x 8" h.)

$95
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Man in the Shower
SKU: JSAG-0802

Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico, c.2008.
Fired clay figure painted with acrylic paints.
(4 1/4" w. x 2 1/2" d. x 8 3/4" h.)

$95
Product Status: 
Sold