Past exhibitions: Bridge over chaos (Spring 2016): ‘TO PENNY CALDEMEYER’

Benito FrancoGrouping of 8 Paños Envelopes*Framed size:  104,5 x 74,5 cmGraphite, colored pencil, pen and ink on stamped, franked envelopes1.  Lady with hat, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches)2.  Inscribed “Dreaming of you”, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches)3.  Inscribed “Low Rider”, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches)4.  Lady with sombrero and rose, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches)5.  Female nude, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches)6.  Matchu Pitchu, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches)7.  Lady with hat and cross, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches)8.  Erotic Indian couple, approx. 18,5 x 12,5 cm (73 x 49 inches)*Chicano inmates use hand-decorated envelopes in color or black and white to mail letters and paños (prisoner folk art made on a handkerchief). Demand for these envelopes can provide a profitable business for a convict skilled in drawing.Please click here for a comprehensive essay on paños by Martha V. Henry.
‘TO PENNY CALDEMEYER’, 1995-1996

 

Benito Franco 

Grouping of 8 Paños Envelopes* 

Framed size: 104,5 x 74,5 cm 

Graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink on stamped, franked envelopes 

1. Lady with hat, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches) 

2. Inscribed “Dreaming of you”, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches) 

3. Inscribed “Low Rider”, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches) 

4. Lady with sombrero and rose, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches) 

5. Female nude, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches) 

6. Matchu Pitchu, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches) 

7. Lady with hat and cross, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches) 

8. Erotic Indian couple, approx. 18,5 x 12,5 cm (73 x 49 inches) 

*Chicano inmates use hand-decorated envelopes in color or black and white to mail letters and paños (prisoner folk art made on a handkerchief). Demand for these envelopes can provide a profitable business for a convict skilled in drawing. 

Please click here for a comprehensive essay on paños by Martha V. Henry.