Agapito Labios Folk Art Oil Painting of Girl and Birds
Agapito Labios (Mexican, 1898 – 1996)
Untitled (girl with birds)
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to lower right
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.
- yellowing and minor dust to the varnish; scratch to the upper right of the painting; painting examined under UV light; minor areas of inpainting to the lower and left sight edges; scratches to the frame; tears and loss to the backing paper to the verso.
- measures frame; sight measures 17.75" W x 23.5" H.