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May you be blessed, Virgin of Guadalupe, for Paloma and I met on these paths of the art and I was inspired with her glorious ecstasy. Look after her and bless her way because I will never forget her.

The crazy dreamer A. V. R.
Mexico City, February 10, 2006

Vicenta Carmona brings the present retablo to Saint Jude Thaddeus thanking him for her mistress, the painter Frida, has made up with her old man and doesn’t go so grumpy anymore.

Mexico, 1946

The artist Gustavo B. once got drunk and painted the face of a horrible devil. Some time later he sold it for a lot of money. He thanks Saint Elias for this profit but promises to keep out of this theme.

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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 Sonia Delaunay, please help me find the strength to never be afraid of wearing colorful clothes. Don’t let me worry over other people’s opinion about my bodie and my choices.

Maria Luque, 2018

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Dear Foujita, please help me overcome the hurdles that trip me up and give me the strength ad wisdom to look up and find comfort in cats and pets in genereal.

Maria Luque, November 2018

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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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Rafael A. thanks Saint Anthony of Padua with the present retablo because the model he used for his nudity pictures fell in love with him and they are lovers now.

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The shoemaker Carmelo Fernandez brings this retablo to Saint Jude Thaddeus thanking him for the artist Frida brought him a shoe to repair and then became his client.

Puebla, 1945

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The farmer Angulo Barbosa was worrying because he had no money to buy seeds. He entrusted himself to Saint Sebastian de Aparicio, and the next day he met the artists Frida who lent him the necessary sum. He gives infinite thanks for such an extraordinary favor.

Puebla, 1942