Saturday, September 17, 2011

El Catrin for The Iconoclastic Dead Show

My piece entitled "El Catrín" represents the namesake urban legend from a little old town in Guanajuato, Mexico called San Juan de Dios where locals claims to have seen the ghost of this elegant man who committed suicide around the third decade of the 20th century. The story says he killed his wife and then regretted hanged himself and to these days you could see him walking around in a park of the same town looking for his lost love. Nowadays in Mexico the word "Catrín" is a synonym for an elegant and dressed up man.

Featuring 40 artists in Mexico, DF to celebrate the Day of The Dead.
The Iconoclastic Dead show premieres October 1, 2011

Gurú Tienda Galería
Colima 143, LA ROMA
Mexico City, Mexico

The piece has been embellished with metallic acrylic touches!

I found this beautiful ornamental skulled frame for my piece, very ad-hoc. Lucky me! ...Or I should say who ever buys the piece I guess :-)