Intersections

Tradition as Innovation

Works of art can be powerful vehicles for facilitating and celebrating change. Just as funerary arts are often associated with rebirth and renewal, most artistic genres are in a state of constant reformulation, reflecting ever-changing social circumstances and the dynamic nature of “tradition.”

The objects in this last section exemplify the vitality of changing visual traditions. These arenas of contemporary artistic expression and practice are continuations of and departures from the past while making critical and often poignant commentaries on the present.

  • X2005.29.1 Untitled

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    Object Name: Untitled

    Artist: Magdalene Odundo (b. 1950, lives and works in England)

    Place of Origin: Nairobi, Kenya

    Date/Era: 2004

    Medium/Materials: Ceramic

    Dimensions: H: 48.0 cm, Diam: 30.0 cm (H: 18.8 in, Diam: 11.8 in)

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Museum purchase.

    Accession Number: X2005.29.1

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  • X2007.7.1 Versatility

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    Object Name: Versatility

    Artist: El Anatsui (b. 1944, Anyako, Ghana, lives and works in Nigeria, 1975 – present)

    Date/Era: 2006

    Dimensions: 497 x 375 cm

    Medium/Materials: Metal

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Museum purchase with Funds Provided by the Jerome L. Joss Endowment Fund, Jay and Deborah Last, Barbara and Joseph Goldenberg, Dena and Louis Marienthal, and an Anonymous Donor.

    Accession Number: X2007.7.1

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  • X2009.2.1 Frog

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    Object Name: Frog

    Artist: Jorge Wilmot (b. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, 1928/1929; active Los Naguales workshop, Tonalá, Jalisco, 1950s-1980s)

    Place of Origin: Tonalá, Jalisco, Mexico

    Date: 1982

    Dimensions: H: 35.50 cm, W: 36.80 cm, D: 39.70 cm

    Materials Used: Terracotta, glaze, gold leaf

    Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Lenore Hoag Mulryan. X2009.2.1

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  • X2009.2.2 Ibis

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    Object Name: Ibis

    Artist: Jorge Wilmot (b. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, 1928/1929; active Los Naguales workshop, Tonalá, Jalisco, 1950s-1980s)

    Place of Origin: Tonalá, Jalisco, Mexico

    Date: 1976

    Dimensions: H: 31.00 cm, W: 26.50 cm, D: 53.00 cm

    Materials Used: Terracotta, slip, gold leaf

    Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Lenore Hoag Mulryan. X2009.2.2

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  • X91.2312 Plate

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    Object Name: Plate

    Artist: Jorge Wilmot (b. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, 1928/1929; active Los Naguales workshop, Tonalá, Jalisco, 1950s-1980s)

    Place of Origin: Tonalá, Jalisco, Mexico

    Date: 1957

    Dimensions: H: 3.00 cm, DIAM: 23.60 cm

    Materials Used: Polychrome, burnished earthenware

    Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Lenore Hoag Mulryan. X91.2312

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  • X91.4204 Cantara pot

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    Object Name: Nagual owl pot

    Artist: Jorge Wilmot (b. Monterrey, Nuevo León, 1928/1929; active Los Naguales workshop, Tonalá, Jalisco, 1950s-1980s)

    Place of Origin: Tonalá, Jalisco, Mexico

    Dimensions: H: 37.00 cm, D: 37.00 cm, W: 34.00 cm

    Materials Used: Polychrome, painted, burnished earthenware

    Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Lenore Hoag Mulryan. X91.4204

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  • X94.12.1.1-28 “Panteón” de Diablito Rojo (Cemetery of the Little Red Devil)

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    Object Name: “Panteón” de Diablito Rojo (Cemetery of the Little Red Devil)

    Artist: Felipe Linares (b. 1936, Mexico City, Mexico)

    Date/Era: 1982

    Dimensions: H: 198.1 cm

    Medium/Materials: Papier-mâché

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Margery Nathanson.

    Accession Number: X94.12.1.1-28

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  • X94.12.2.1-16 Figure La Calavera Don Quijote

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    Figure, La Calavera Don Quijote
    Artist: Felipe Linares (Mexico, b. 1936)
    Mexico
    1980
    Papier-m-ch-
    H: 99.1 cm, W: 48.3 cm, D: 55.9 cm (H: 39.0 in, W: 19.0 in, D: 22.0 in)
    Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Margery Nathanson. X94.12.2.1-16

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  • X94.31.1-27 Apartheid’s Funeral

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    Object Name: Apartheid’s Funeral

    Artist: Johannes Segogela (b. 1936)

    Place of Origin: South Africa

    Date/Era: 1994

    Dimensions: H (of tallest): 53 cm

    Medium/Materials: Wood and paint

    Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Patricia B. Altman in Memory of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy.

    Accession Number: X94.31.1-27

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  • X96.42.6 Platter

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    Object Name: Platter with a depiction of peacocks in a stylized garden

    Artist: Lucano family

    Place of Origin: Tonalá, Jalisco, Mexico

    Date: 1921

    Dimensions: H: 4.00 cm, DIAM: 37.00 cm

    Materials Used: Glazed earthenware

    Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Lenore Hoag Mulryan. X96.42.6

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  • X97.44.206, X97.44.209, X97.44.205 Three Figures

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    Object Name: Three figures

    Artist: Teodora Blanco (b. 1928)

    Place of Origin: Santa María Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Dimensions: H (of tallest): 42 cm

    Medium/Materials: Ceramic

    Credit Line: The Fowler Museum at UCLA. The Gerald Daniel Collection of Mexican Folk Art, Donated by the Daniel Family.

    Accession Numbers: X97.44.206, X97.44.209, X97.44.205

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