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Francis Alÿs
B. 1959
HOY TAMALES
titled; signed and dated Mexico Mayo 90 on the reverse
tempera on fabric, in artist's frame
39.5 by 48 cm. 15 1/2 by 18 7/8 in.
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Provenance

Acquired from the artist by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"What justifies my recourse to painting is that it’s the shortest way – or the only way – to translate certain scenarios or situations that cannot be filmed or performed. It’s about entering a situation that could not exist elsewhere, only on the paper or canvas. They are images, and I want for them to live as such – like in a children’s book."

FRANCIS ALŸS

Mark Godfrey, Klaus Biesenbach and Kerryn Greenberg, Eds., Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception, London 2010, p. 30

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