masks

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

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
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Mask Shop Extra Large Retablo
SKU: PRTB-65

Claudio Jimenez Quispe (Peru), c.2008, 2010
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(14" h.. x 15" w. x 4" d.)

Individual designs will vary. Format may be vertical or horizontal.

 

$1600
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Makonde Face and Body Mask
SKU: afm-102

wood w/ mineral pigments
(19" h. x 8 1/4" w. x 5" d.)

$950
Leather Tigre Mask (#mxm075)
SKU: mxm-075

Acatlan, Guerrero, Mexico,
c. 1980's.
Leather w/ oil paint, mirrors, w/ custom steel stand.
(9" w. x 7" d. x 14" h.)

$775 incl. custom stand
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"Guerrero" Ball-player Mask attributed to Victoriano Salgado of Michoacan
SKU: MXM-137

Unsigned but attributed to Victoriano Salgado Morales (1920 - 2012)
Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico,
c.1970 - 1980
Maque lacquer on wood.
(9" h. x 7” w. x 5” d.)

A prolific designer and maker of wooden, maque, decorative masks used by dancers in Purépecha fiestas, one of Grand Masters of Mexican Folk art and one of last skilled masters of this unique art form.  Mr. Salgado learned this skill from several mask makers of the Magdalena neighborhood where he grew up. His first mask dates back to 1950 and it was a "Negrito" folk dance mask.

Victoriano's masks are not painted, the process used for color is a highly superior technique called "maque", which is a pre-hispanic process involving numerous applications of natural earth and insect pigments and oils applied with the palm of the hand that hardens into a brilliant, lustrous surface. 

Mr. Salgado created over 60 different masks, the most famous: dance of the Señor Naranjo, and the dance of the Tataqueri, Corcovi, Negritos and Viejitos.

He passed away on September 2012 two weeks before receiving the Erendira Award, The highest prize given by the Michoacan State Government.

$750
Dogon Walu Mask
SKU: AFM-06

Dogon people, Mali,
wood w/ kaolin, black and red pigment
(24"h.x 8" w.)

$750
Mask Shop Retablo (version 10)
SKU: PRTB-72-10

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
Mask Shop Retablo (version 8)
SKU: PRTB-72-8

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

$675
Product Status: 
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Mask Shop Retablo (version 11)
SKU: PRTB-72-11

Claudio Jimenez Quispé (Peru), 2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture w/ wood, other materials in painted wood box
(13 1/2" h. x 8 1/4" w. x 3" d.)

$675
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
Mask Shop Retablo
SKU: PRTB-72-5

Claudio Jimenez (Peru), c.2015
Painted plaster sculpture w/ wood, other materials in painted wood box
(13 3/4" h. x 8" w. x 3" d.)
Designs may vary.

$650
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Viejo Mask
SKU: MXM-078

Attributed to Victoriano Salgado Morales (1920 - 2012) Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico,
c. 1990
"maque" lacquer, wood, animal teeth
(6 3/4" w. x 5" d. x 7 1/2" h.)

 

$475
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Faces II
SKU: AOY-1507

Oshogbo, Nigeria,  2014
Ink batik on rice paper.
18" x 25"

$475
Masquerade
SKU: SGA-9401

Oshogbo, Nigeria, 1991
Oil, ink on Paper (22 3/4" h. x 15 3/4" w.)

$475
Makua Mask
SKU: AFM-107

Miniature mask - Makua people, Tanzania.
wood w/ organic pigments, with custom steel stand.
7" h. x 5" w. (18 x 13 cm)

$450
Tumbuna Iatmul Mask
SKU: PNG-1601

Iatmul people, Papua New Guinea, 20th century.
27" x 9.5" x 3.5" (69 x 24 x 9 cm) mask.  wood, natural pigments, fibers.

$395
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Diablo Mask with Reptiles
SKU: MXM-118

Guerrero, Mexico, 20th century.
Carved wood w/ oil paint, animal horn, misc. materials.
21” w. x 21" h. x 12” d.
From a private collection.

$395
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Carnaval Musicians (Fiesta) - Retablo
SKU: PRTB-19-4

Mabilon Jimenez Quispé (Peru)
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(10" h. x 11 3/4" w. x 3" d.)

Colors and specific design may vary

$395
Product Status: 
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Huichol Beaded Mask
SKU: HCM-076

Huichol people, Nayarit, Mexico, 1994
Beads pressed into beeswax on wood mask
(8" w. x 3" d. x 14" h.)

$375
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Moor Mask
SKU: MXM-129

Moor Mask - Guerrero, Mexico, mid-20th century.
Carved wood w/ oil-based paints.
6" w. x 9 1/2” h. x 3 1/2” d.
Ex. Brand collection.

$375