Agapito Labios (Mexican, 1898-1996)
Untitled, late 20th century
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the lower right and verso
Self-taught artist Agapito Labios began painting seriously in prison while serving his sentence for participating in the Mexican Revolution. He is known for his quaint folk portraits of children, many of which he sold in the Lagunilla market of Mexico City and later in his antiques store called Mercado de Artesanias at La Ciudadela. Katherine Hepburn was among some of the famed individuals who collected his work.
- heavy toning to varnish; wear and loss of paint throughout frame; billow to canvas; dust and accretions present to painting and frame; cracking to all four corners of frame.
- measures frame; visible image measures 23.25" W x 17.75" H.