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Josue Eleazar Castro: Grandes Maestros Award Winning Showcase – Direct From Mexico

$1,795.00- Collector Price

A premier showcase offering and a top prize-winning piece from one of the most renowned art competitions in Mexico – Grandes Maestros de Arte Popular. This piece is on its way back from the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City as the top prize in the category of cartonería y juguetería (Paper Art and Toys) and can be yours. It is entitled Blood and Rain and depicts the ritual Nahual combat dance ceremonies that occur in Zitlala, Guerrero Mexico where participants dress as tigers to call and pray for rain. The price on this one-of-a-kind wonder includes 2 – 7 day direct shipping from Mexico to the US. Several years ago, we had the pleasure to be the first to introduce the work of Josue Eleazar Castro to the U.S. market. We are so happy for Josue and his success and he quickly outgrew the need for our support. It is always a great feeling to know an artist is succeeding in his/her dream. His work always sells quickly, folk art museums have bought up his work, he is frequently a winner in many different art categories including Mexican toys and cartoneria. He has also presented at the last two International Folk Art shows in Santa Fe.

We are very fortunate to have him offer us this piece direct for a few days before he offers it to other clients.  We are working to get a video of the unique movements of this piece which adds so much magic to his work.  As always, Josue makes you smile each time you see one of his magical creations. Turn the knob and each piece comes to life. Although not made for children, they will still bring out your inner child. Josue (pronounced hoe-sway), is about 30-years-old with an educational background in mechanical engineering. He trained under well-known Mexican paper mache artist and teacher Osvaldo Ruelas Ramirez.  There is a great deal of detail and creativity in making these mechanical creations come to life. All made from recycled materials too.

Size: 31 × 15.7 × 15.7 in (L x W x H)

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