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Dear Marina Abramovic, please give me patience to stay still and enjoy the silence. Tech me how to look into someone else’s eyes, to find myself in them and to sit up straight.

Maria Luque — Buenos Aires — January 2019

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Dear Henri Rousseau, please help me not to worry when people say I draw like a child. Give me strength to understand that representation doesn’t always need to be mimetic and that I don’t need to be in the jungle to paint wild animals.

Maria Luque — January 5, 2019 — Argentina

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Dear Kazimir Malevich, please help me trust in simple shapes. Dom’t let me overdo it by adding unnecessary details, and make me believe in the strength of primary colours.

Maria Luque — January 3, 2019 — Cordoba, Argentina

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Dear David Hockney, please transform my thoughts and help me understand that it’s never a shame to paint yet another self-portrait.

Maria Luque, 2018

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I liked to paint but I was afraid of not having enough talent to become a professional. But one night Frida Kahlo appeared in my dream and encouraged me to paint. I give infinite thanks to Saint Thomas Aquinas for that dream. It was the inspiration I needed to do what I loved the most—painting.

Amelia Lara ~ Mexico City

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I dedicate this retablo to my mother thanking her for giving me life and blessing me. My life has been always filled with Faith, Hope and Love. And there, in heaven, where she’s resting now, she won’t leave me alone in my mission because the art is the real miracle. I also dedicate this retablo to my wife for her love and constant support; to my children for their loving friendship and honesty; to the society and people who enjoy my work and let me tell about stories, facts, visions and imaginations from my beloved Mexico.

From Mexico to the world.

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The girl Luisa paints the animals. Thanks for she got rid of this habit.

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German Robledo was painting his neighbor naked. But then came her boyfriend and beat him up. WIth this retablo, German thanks Saint Patrick for he has already come out of the hospital and has presented charges against him.

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My husband entered in the mid-life crisis. As much conservative he had been, he suddenly became a hippy. The worst part was that he left his office job and started to paint. He even painted our house in various colors. I prayed the Virgin of Guadalupe so that she would bring him back to his senses. But the Holy Virgin, in her infinite wisdom, made so that one gallery began to buy his paintings. Now they have bought all his works because it turned out he was really a good artists. I want also to thank the Virgin because he has repainted our house back in white.

I thank the Virgin of Mercy for inviting famous modern art collectors to my studio. They took all my sculpture to a gallery in Hermosillo, although they still haven’t paid me a dime.

Leon, May 1963

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I dedicate this retablo to Saint Barbara for giving me the inspiration to create my own miniature village in the sale of the great Giorgio de Chirico.

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December 23, finding myself in doubt about continuing my career as an artist, I decided to make a video with one of my performances. I asked the Virgin for the video being successful so I’d have more confidence. The video had more than 50.000 views, and I was very happy. Thank you, Virgin. I love you.

Intton Godelg

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H. J. thanks for she is being very popular as a nude model for art workshops. She brings this retablo as a testimony of this big favor done to her by Saint Pancras.

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