Francisco Toledo

Self Portraits
November 18 - January 13

Opening Reception:
November 18, Saturday 6-8PM

Francisco Toledo held his first solo exhibition in 1959. In 1960, he moved to Paris where he met other important artists, including Max Ernst and Rufino Tamayo. Over the next three years, Toledo established an international reputation, with solo exhibitions in Paris, London, and New York. In 1965 he returned to México, where he developed stronger ties with his native culture. Thereafter, he traveled frequently, living in Paris, Barcelona, and New York. Returning to Oaxaca in 1989, Toledo became a tireless advocate for human rights, ecological awareness, and cultural preservation and profusion.

Although inspired by the history and culture of México, Toledo’s interests are wide-ranging, including world literary traditions, architecture and natural history. Below his beautifully rendered surfaces, Toledo’s art is an expression of the interconnectedness of all living things. An individual work might combine oil, watercolor, sand, ink, and collage. More than a formal enlivening of his art, Toledo’s combinations of diverse materials reflect a worldview unbounded by categorization or hierarchy.

For additional information about the exhibition, please contact the gallery at (310) 829-4455 or write us at

This exhibition is in conjunction with the Getty’s initiative on Latin American and Latino Art Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

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