La Mojado, 2006
6 x 6 inches diameter
Courtesy of Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York
Minimum bid at auction: $800
About the artist:
Franco Mondini-Ruiz lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. The artist is well-known for his over-the-top sculptural vignettes and multitude of paintings, both small and large. His work has been featured in numerous museums and international shows, and he has been awarded many prestigious grants and prizes. He was named one of the “25 Movers and Shakers” in ArtNews. Exhibitions include the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, Heard Museum, the Neuberger Museum, the Museo Alameda, the Prague Biennial, UCLA Fowler Museum, Marfa Ballroom, and the Whitney Biennial.
About the work:
This piece refers to the undocumented Mexicans that sometimes resort to swimming across the Rio Grande in order to get work in this country.
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