Agapito Labios Folk Art Oil Painting of a Girl, Mid-20th Century
Agapito Labios (Mexican, 1898–1996)
Untitled (girl), mid-20th century
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to lower left
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 antique store called Mercado de Artesanias at La Ciudadela. Katherine Hepburn was among some of the famed individuals who collected his work.
- patch repair to the verso; inpainting throughout the work; toning and discoloration; craquelure; stretcher marks; abrasions to the edges.