Calaveras: Peruvian Retablos for Los Dias de los Muertos

I will be out of town from July 11th to 20th.  The gallery will not be open but the website will be working away as usual.  Orders will be shipped after July 20th.  I will be checking email mesages and should be able to repy  to inquiries.

Indigo Arts has moved upstairs to a space on the fourth floor of the Crane Building.  I am still arranging things up here but I am open on a "by appointment or by chance" basis.  I am usually in the building from Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 6, but it is definitely best to phone or email first. Meanwhile, the Indigo Arts online gallery is operating as usual.  
Please feel free to contact me with any questions in the mean time.
Tony

October 11, 2017 to November 4, 2017

In Calaveras, Indigo Arts brings back a seasonal selection of Peruvian retablos by master artist Claudio Jimenez Quispé.  The traditional Peruvian retablo is a portable shrine or nicho that holds figures sculpted of pasta (a mixture of plaster and potato).  As interpreted by contemporary Peruvian artists the retablo is a medium to depict all aspects of contemporary life, and even narratives of social strife and civil war.  Claudio Jimenez Quispé is the acknowledged master of the Peruvian retablo, heir to a multi-generation artistic tradition in the highland region of Ayacucho.  In this work he has expanded on the macabre Mexican tradition of Los Dias de los Muertos, the Days of the Dead.  Like the engravings of the great early 20th century Mexican artist Guadalupe Posada, Claudio's scenes of the underworld populated by calaveras (skeletons) are a vehicle for satire, political critique and even sacrilege, as in the "Nacimiento de los Diablos" (Devils' Nativity).
 

 

Boda de los Muertos (Skeleton Wedding) - Retablo
SKU: PRTB-20-5

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2018
Painted plaster sculpture w/ wood, other materials in painted wood box.
(9 1/2" h. x 12" w. x 3" d.)

Note:  Due to their fragility we can no longer ship these retablos out of the U.S. except by special arrangement.  Custom art-handler packing and shipping required.  Please inquire for estimate.

$700
Mask Shop Retablo (version 9)
SKU: PRTB-72-9

Claudio Jimenez Quispé (Peru), 2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture w/ wood, other materials in painted wood box
(13 1/2" h. x 8 1/4" w. x 3" d.)

Note:  Due to their fragility we can no longer ship these retablos out of the U.S. except by special arrangement.  Custom art-handler packing and shipping required.  Please inquire for estimate.

$675
Skeleton Music Shop - Retablo
SKU: PRTB-83

Luis & Julia Huamani Rodriguez (Peru),
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(13 1/2" h. x 8" w. x 3" d.)

$375
Until Death Do Us Part - Retablo
SKU: PGRTB-4

Javier Gonzalez Paucar (Aza, Huancayo, Peru),
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box. Exact designs will vary.
(6 1/2" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2" d.)

$78
Adam and Eve - Retablo
SKU: PGRTB-06

Javier Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru)
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box
(6 1/4" h. x 4" w. x 2" d.)

$78
Novios Muertos - Retablo figures
SKU: PRFIG-06

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), c.2012, 2014, 2015
Painted plaster sculpture.
(6" h. x 3 1/4" w. x 3 1/4" d.)
Individual designs will vary.

$72
Musicos Muertes Retablo
SKU: PGRTB-03

Javier Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru)
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box. Musicians shown may vary.
(6" h.. x 4" w. x 2 1/4" d.)

$62
SKU: PGRTB-15

Javier Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru),
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box
(6" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2" d.)

$62
Mask Shop of the Dead - Retablo
SKU: PRTB-115

Jesus Sanchez Avendano (Peru)
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box.  Individual designs may vary.
(5 1/2" h. x 4" w. x 2" d.)

$58
Novios Muertos Caballeros
SKU: PRTB-133

Jesus Sanchez Avendano (Peru),
Painted plaster sculpture in wood box (colors and specific design may vary).
(6" h. x 4 1/4" w. x 2" d.)

$58
The Devil's Bride - retablo
SKU: PRTB-130

David Achalma (Peru),
Painted plaster sculpture in wood box (colors and specific design may vary).
(5 1/2" h. x 3 5/8" w. x 1 3/4" d.)

$56
Calavera Novios Dogs - Retablo Figures
SKU: PFIG-69

2018
Painted plaster sculptures
(Approx 2 3/4" h. x 1 3/4" w. x 3 3/4" d. each)

$48/pr
Calavera Novios Dogs - Retablo Figures
SKU: PFIG-66

2018
Painted plaster sculptures
(approx. 2 3/4" h. x 1 3/4" w. x 3" d. each piece)

$48/pair
Amor por Siempre (the proposal) Retablo
SKU: PRTB-99

By David Achalma.  Peru.  
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box (colors and specific design may vary)
(5 1/4" h. x 3 1/8" w. x 1 1/4" d.)

$46
Novios Muertos - Mini-Retablo
SKU: PRTB-141

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2018
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(2 7/8" h. x 1 1/2" w. x 3/4" d.)

$42
Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) Scenes from the Cemetery - Retablo
SKU: PRTB-91-2

Claudio Jimenez (Peru), 2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(14 1/4" h. x 15" w. x 6" d. with doors closed, 30" wide when open)
A one of a kind masterpiece!

Note:  Custom Art-handler shipping required for this piece.  Please inquire for estimate.

$2800
Product Status: 
Sold
Mask Shop Retablo (Extra Large)
SKU: PRTB-65-3

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(18" h. x 11" w. x 4" d.)
This piece requires custom shipping due to size and fragility.  We will provide estimates on request.

$1800
Product Status: 
Sold
"Nacimiento de los Diablos" (Devils' Nativity) Retablo
SKU: PRTB-122

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2017
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(9 3/4" h. x 11 3/4" w. x 3" d.)

$750
Product Status: 
Sold
Circo de los Muertos (Circus of the Dead) - Retablo
SKU: PRTB-84-2

Claudio Jimenez Quispé (Peru), 2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(9 3/4" h. x 11 3/4" w. x 3" d.)

$725
Product Status: 
Sold
Cantina de los Muertos (Cantina of the Dead) - Retablo (Version 5)
SKU: PRTB-82-5

Claudio Jimenez Quispé (Peru), 2018
Painted plaster sculpture w/ wood, other materials in painted wood box.
(9 1/2" h. x 12" w. x 3" d.)

$700
Product Status: 
Sold
Danza Tijeres de Esqueletos (Dance of the Scissors) - Retablo
SKU: PRTB-27-4

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(9 1/2" h.. x 12" w. x 3" d.)

$675
Product Status: 
Sold
Rodeo de los Muertos (Rodeo of the Dead) Retablo (version 2)
SKU: PRTB-87-2

Claudio Jimenez Quispé (Peru), 2016
Painted plaster sculpture w/ wood, other materials in painted wood box
(9 1/2" h. x 12" w. x 3" d.)

$675
Product Status: 
Sold
Danza Tijeres de Esqueletos (Dance of the Scissors) - Retablo
SKU: PRTB-27-3

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2016
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(9 1/2" h.. x 12" w. x 3" d.)

$675
Product Status: 
Sold
Boda de los Muertos (Skeleton Wedding) - Retablo
SKU: PRTB-20-3

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2016
Painted plaster sculpture w/ wood, other materials in painted wood box.
(9 1/2" h. x 12" w. x 3" d.)

$675
Product Status: 
Sold
Fiesta de los Muertos (Carnival of the Dead) - Retablo
SKU: PRTB-36-4

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(9 3/4" h. x 11 3/4" w. x 3" d.)

$675
Product Status: 
Sold
Cantina de los Muertos (Cantina of the Dead) - Retablo (version 4)
SKU: PRTB-82-4

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture w/ wood, other materials in painted wood box.
(9 1/2" h. x 12" w. x 3" d.)

$675
Product Status: 
Sold
Los Novios Muertos - Wedding Retablo
SKU: PRTB-76-3

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2016
Painted plaster sculpture w/ wood, other materials in painted wood box.
(7 1/2" h. x 4 3/4" w. x 2" d.)

$275
Product Status: 
Sold
La Calavera con Flores - Retablo
SKU: PGRTB-14

Pedro Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru), 2012, 2014
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box
(8 3/4" h. x 4" w. x 2" d.)
Each piece is one-of-a-kind. Details may vary.

$120
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Music Shop of the Dead - Retablo
SKU: PRTB53

Luis & Julia Huamani Rodriguez (Peru)
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(6 1/2" h. x 4" w. x 1 3/4" d.)
Individual designs may vary.

$110
Product Status: 
Sold
Verdulería de los Muertos (Fruit Stand of the Dead)
SKU: PRTB-142

Jesus and Eduardo Ore (Peru)
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box.
(5 1/2" h. x 4" w. x 2" d.)
Exact details will vary.

$95
Product Status: 
Sold
"Juntos Hasta La Muerte" - retablo
SKU: PRTB-132

Unsigned piece (Peru),
Painted plaster sculpture in wood box (colors and specific design may vary).
(8" h. x 4 1/4" w. x 2" d.)

$78
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Calavera Bicycle
SKU: PRFIG-08

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), c.2012
Painted plaster sculpture.
(6 3/4" h. x6 1/2" w. x 2 3/4" d.)
Individual designs will vary.

$75
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera Serenade
SKU: PFIG-44

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2017
Painted plaster sculpture.
(6 3/4" h. x6 1/2" w. x 2 3/4" d.)

$75
Product Status: 
Sold
Grim Reaper - Retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-59

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture.
(5 1/2" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 4 1/4" d.)

$75
Product Status: 
Sold
Artist and Model - Retablo
SKU: PGRTB2

Javier Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru)
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box
(6" h.. x 4" w. x 2 1/4" d.)

$62
Product Status: 
Sold
The Devil's Bride #2 - retablo
SKU: PRTB-134

David Achalma (Peru),
Painted plaster sculpture in wood box (colors and specific design may vary).
(5 1/2" h. x 3 5/8" w. x 1 3/4" d.)

$56
Product Status: 
Sold
Music Shop of the Dead - Mini-Retablo
SKU: PRTB-140

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), 2018
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(2 7/8" h. x 1 1/2" w. x 3/4" d.)

$42
Product Status: 
Sold
Sirena Calavera - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-71

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 3/4" h. x 3" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Accordionist of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-85

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6" h. x 4" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Skeleton Musician - Retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-42

2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture
(6 1/4" h. x 3" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera Soup Chef - Retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-54

2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 3/4" h. x 3" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Baker of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-90

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/4" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera con maracas - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-86

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6" h. x 3" w. x 2 1/4" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
"Tu Eres Mi Refugio" Retablo Heart Ornament
SKU: PHRT-34

Retablo Heart Ornament
Peru, 2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(4 " h. x 4" w. x 1 3/4" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Doctora/Musica de Muerte - Retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-55

2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6" h. x 2 3/4" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Guitarist of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-74

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 3/4" h. x 4" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera with Heart on her Sleeve - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-87

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/2" h. x 4 1/4" w. x 2 1/4" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Fish Fryer of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-56

2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/2" h. x 3 3/4" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Sirena Calavera with Guitar - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-75

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/4" h. x 3 1/4" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera with Guitar - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-89

Painted plaster sculpture.
(6 3/4" h. x 3 3/4" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Lute Player of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-57

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/2" h. x 3 3/4" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Panpiper of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-77

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6" h. x 3 1/4" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Accordionist of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-58

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/2" h. x 3 3/4" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Sirena Calavera Drummer - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-78

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/2" h. x 3" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera Pirate - Retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-47

2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6" h. x 3 1/4" w. x 2 1/4" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Mariachi of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-61

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/2" h. x 5 3/4" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Hillbilly Fiddler of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-79

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/4" h. x 4" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Skeleton Musician - Retablo figure
SKU: PRFIG-26

Claudio Jimenez Quispé (Peru), 2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture.
(6" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 1 3/4" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera baker - Retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-48

2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture (with hook on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6" h. x 2 3/4" w. x 2 1/4" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Valentine Mermaid of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-63

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/4" h. x 3 3/4" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera Drummer - Retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-49

2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(5 1/2" h. x 3" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Bread Baker of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-64

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
La Sirena Muerta - retablo ornament
SKU: PFIG-31

2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture
(6" h. x 3 1/4" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera with a Heart - Retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-50

2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6" h. x 2 1/2" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Drummer of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-65

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/4" h. x 3" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera with dinner - Retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-51

2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6" h. x 2 1/2" w. x 2 1/4" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Devil with a Cello - retablo sculpture
SKU: PDVL-26

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/4" h. x 3 3/4" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Accordion-player of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-80

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/4" h. x 3" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Heart Transplant Calavera - Retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-52

2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6" h. x 2 1/4" w. x 2 1/4" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera Bruja - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-81

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 3/4" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Fruit-seller of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-82

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(5 3/4" h. x 2 1/2" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera con Guitarra - Retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-53

2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Drummer of the Dead - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-70

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Sirena Calavera Accordionist - retablo figure
SKU: PFIG-88

Painted plaster sculpture (with loop on back for hanging as an ornament).
(6 1/2" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
"Amor Mio" Heart Retablo by Jesus Sanchez Avendano
SKU: PRTB-124

Jesus Sanchez Avendano (Peru),
Painted plaster sculpture in wood box (colors and specific design and text will vary).
(4" h. x 3" w. x 1 1/2" d.)

$36
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Calavera Dog - Retablo Figure
SKU: PFIG-46

2017
Painted plaster sculpture
(3 1/2" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 1 1/2" d. each)

$28
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera Dog with Flowers - Retablo Figure
SKU: PFIG-70

2018
Painted plaster sculpture
(3" h. x 1 3/4" w. x 3" d.)

$28
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera Basketball Dog - Retablo Figure
SKU: PFIG-72

2018
Painted plaster sculpture
(3" h. x 1 3/4" w. x 3 1/2" d.)

$28
Product Status: 
Sold
Calavera Drummer Dog - Retablo Figure
SKU: PFIG-73

2018
Painted plaster sculpture
(3" h. x 1 3/4" w. x 3 1/2" d.)

$28
Product Status: 
Sold
Perro con Pan - Retablo Ornament
SKU: PFIG-38

2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture
(3 1/4" h. x 3" w. x 1 1/4" d. each)

$28
Product Status: 
Sold
Soup-Chef Dog of the Dead - Retablo Figure
SKU: PFIG-39

2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture
(3 1/4" h. x 3" w. x 1 1/2" d. each)

$28
Product Status: 
Sold
Pan-pipe Calavera Dog - Retablo Figure
SKU: PFIG-68

2018
Painted plaster sculpture
(3 1/4" h. x 1 1/2" w. x 2 3/4" d.)

$28
Product Status: 
Sold
Mariachi Dog of the Dead - Retablo Figure
SKU: PFIG-40

2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture
(3 1/2" h. x 3 1/4" w. x 2" d. each)

$28
Product Status: 
Sold