This charming sculpture is of a helicopter with wheels, a person on top of the vehicle appearing to want to perhaps see in, and through each of the three windows we see faces peering out. It does not have an artist mark, although it is the unmistakable style of master ceramicist Candelario Medrano (1918-1986), who was known for his depiction of planes and helicopters, buses, and cars filled with strange passengers. The estate from which this sculpture came had many unsigned pieces, including a nagual that has since sold, and according to the now 90yo woman who owned the pieces, she bought them directly from Medrano in the pueblo where he lived and worked, Santa Cruz de las Huertas. This piece is medium in size. The colors are relatively vibrant yet with some ground in dust. I will give the piece a light cleaning before sending. A great sculpture for the new collector of Medrano, or the person wishing to add to your collection. His works are in museums worldwide, including the Rockefeller collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Peabody Museum, the Mexican Museum in San Francisco, the National Ceramic Museum in Tonala, the Museo de Arte Popular in Guanajuato, the American Museum of Ceramic Art, to name a few.
The sculpture measures about 5-1/2" wide by 2-1/2" deep and about 6" tall. Weighs 13 ounces. No major chips nor cracks, but quite rustic in its rendering.
Iconic folk art by one of the world's great ceramicists.
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