Purgatorio

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Purgatorio

2017

resin cast and mixed media

overall: 14 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (37 x 9 x 22 cm)

De La Torre Brothers
(active United States, 1990s – )
Collective

Einar De La Torre, in collaboration with
(Guadalajara, Mexico, 1963 – )

Jamex De La Torre, in collaboration with
(Guadalajara, Mexico, 1960 – )

CULTURE OR GROUP:

American

OBJECT NAME:

sculpture (visual works)

MARKS:

Shield-shaped sticker on the base of the carriage (part of the found object): "Valet by SWANK"



CREDIT LINE:

Gift of Len Lewicki

OBJECT NUMBER:

2020-13-9

IMAGE USE:

Protected Content (restricted)

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LOCATION:

Gelvin Noel Gallery

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Description
This sculpture is comprised of found objects encased in resin. There are two pieces. The base is a toy carriage with three windows on each side and larger wheels in the back, while a ballerina doll rests on the front. The top of the sculpture, which is heavier than the carriage base, is a standing mythic creature--an iteration of the Aztec deity Coatlicue--made of pasta encased in resin. The remaining elements are more visible once the top is removed from the base. On the underside of the standing creature are six seated rubber babies encased in resin. At the base of the carriage interior is a Christ figurine surrounded on all sides with toy gold coins.

Additional Images Click an image to view a larger version
Additional Image Front
Front
Additional Image 3/4 view, front, proper right
3/4 view, front, proper right
Additional Image Side, proper right
Side, proper right
Additional Image 3/4 view, rear, proper right
3/4 view, rear, proper right
Additional Image Rear
Rear
Additional Image Detail, interior
Detail, interior
Additional Image Detail, bottom of lid
Detail, bottom of lid
Additional Image Detail, front of carriage
Detail, front of carriage
Additional Image Detail, figure on top
Detail, figure on top

SELECTED EXHIBITION HISTORY

DIMENSIONS

  • primary object, overall: 14 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (37 x 9 x 22 cm)