Place Published: Buenos Aires
Publisher: Editorial El Ateneo
Date Published: 2005
Book Id: 81552
color plates, port., facs., cat., bio/chron., color pict. fldg. wrps
Major monograph on the art of sculptor Mena (b. Argentina 1897 - 1954), a self taught artist who left a legacy of more than 500 wood carved figures inspired by the people of his rural home in the Chaco region. His carved painted figures combine the rual and the urban and are characteristic for their naÔve and satirical personifications deformed with exaggerated heads, hands and feet, in a combination of figurative and abstract styles. This is the first major work on this noted artist. LIMITED EDITION OF 1500.