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St. Martin Caballero (Double figure)

St. Martin Caballero (Double figure)
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Artist
Enrique Rendon, born Monero, NM 1923-died Verlarde, NM 1987
Date
1980
Type
Sculpture
Folk Art
Medium
painted cottonwood, cloth, leather, fiber, metal
Dimensions
13 7/8 x 8 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (35.2 x 20.6 x 28.3 cm)
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
1997.124.79
Luce Center Label
St. Martin Caballero is more popularly known as St. Martin of Tours, a soldier who, according to Catholic legend, cut his cloak so he could give half to a beggar. In this piece, Enrique Rendon showed St. Martin handing his cloak to a half-naked man. Both of the figures stare out at the viewer with Rendon’s trademark “piercing eyes.” (Laurie Beth Kalb, Consuming Devotions, 1992)
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 26B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Usage
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