Santo by Evo Love

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013

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Title: Santo

Artist: Evo Love

Dimensions: 28.5 tall x 20 in. wide x 28 in. deep

Medium: Mixed media

Details: As a performance artist herself, Evo Love knows and loves a good showman. This chair is dedicated to Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling and its greatest character of all, the famous and prolific Santo. Who else could beat up Dracula and Frankenstein and still have effort left over for immaculate costume and character design? “This chair represents Mexican and Latin culture and the fun we had as kids watching these superhero types wrestle on TV on a Sunday afternoon,” says the artist. “They weren’t just great athletes or fighters, but actually great performance artists – Santo being the best.” The chair is an old oak schoolhouse chair circa 1950. Explains the artist: “To me they symbolize sitting down and learning something.”

 

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