Luis Tapia (b. 1950)
3,500 - 5,500 USD
bidding is closed
Mary's Heart, 2006, composed of wood, gesso, pigments.
For a discussion of the contemporary New Mexican santero tradition and related example's of the artist's work see Kalb, 1994, p. 28: "Many Hispano craftspeople, including...Luis Tapia...have incorporated the revivalism and the aesthetic preferences of the early anglo artists and patrons into their work. They have sucessfully negotiated the economic and wordly forces of the revivalists and created their own expressions. Access to such empowerment is based on class and, to some extent, on gender. Most contemporary santeros are men, urban and well educated."