New York

Francisco Toledo

Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art

The art of the Mexican artist Francisco Toledo has rarely been seen in New York in recent years. Fortunately, the situation has been righted by this survey of watercolors painted by Toledo during the last twenty years, with selections heavily weighted toward the 1960s, the decade in which Toledo first emerged with such impact on the Mexican and international art scene.

Few artists can approach the high level of fantasy attained by Toledo throughout this group of watercolors, some of which—including Horses Dancing, ca. 1965-68, Head with Red Background, ca. 1965–68, Flying Tiles, ca. 1965, Woman with Feathered Headdress, ca. 1965, and Woman Floating, ca. 1965—are masterpieces. Only a sensibility attuned to the magical aspects of art, like Toledo’s or Marc Chagall’s, can produce fantasy of such unforced and irrepressible character. Toledo’s roots in Zapotec Indian culture were formative in

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