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    PROPERTY FROM THE DUFFY AND TINA OYSTER FOUNDATION

    PORFIRIO SALINAS (American, 1910-1973)

    Landscape with Snowcapped Mountain
    Oil on canvas
    16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
    Signed lower left: Salinas Porfirio

    This airy painting of the foothills of a snow-covered mountain in Central Mexico is unique in Salinas's oeuvre. Yet Mexico was no stranger to him. With his mother from Monterrey and his wife from Guadalajara, Salinas visited the country regularly, particularly Mexico City and cities along the Texas-Mexico border, which provided inspiration for his over 300 paintings of bullfights. Here, the apple green vegetation of early spring provides a pleasing visual contrast to the cooler purple base of the mountain. Roosters and chickens feeding in front of a farmhouse add a quaint genre element, as well as suggest the emergence of warmer weather. Indeed, Salinas rarely featured signs of winter in his landscapes, explaining to his dealer that "there are hardly any good places to paint during this season."





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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
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