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1942, Puebla, my sister Jasinta and I were leaving after a mass and had a pleasant encounter with the painter Frida whom we admire so much. We give thanks to the Virgin of San Juan for this favor.

Maria Petra Lopez

Nicolasa Andrade brings the present retablo to Saint Pancras thanking him infinitely for her masters Diego and Frida contracted marriage because she loves them very much.

Mexico, 1932

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I dedicate this humble retablo to Saint Patrick thanking him for the talent and great beauty of Marylin Monroe whom I admire. Since I was young, she’s been always my platonic love. I enjoy watching her movies again and again just to look at who is, to me, the most beautiful woman in the cinema.

I dedicate to Saint Jude Thaddeus the present retablo in honor of the great actress Maria Felix better known as “La Doña”. Her beauty and her boldness in playing the roles of women with strong character made her a legend of Mexican cinema.

Mexico

I admired a famous model of men’s magazines. She was my platonic love. I dedicate this retablo to Saint Jerome because one day she entered my repair shop when her car had broken down near by. My dream to meet her came true, and she even gave me her autograph. I’m so happy.

Felix Romero \ Tampico, Tamaulipas

Gaudencio Popoca went as a migrant in USA. He thanks Saint Patrick because the things are going well and he even met the King of Rock, the great Elvis.

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Carolina Robledo sincerely and warmly thanks Saint Jerome because he fulfilled her great wish to visit Italy and to see one of the last performances of Luciano Pavarotti.

Pascasia Lopez bring this retablo thanking the Holy Child of Atocha for she got to know Frida the painter. I’m also thankful to Frida for helping my son to finish the primary school.

Mexico, 1952

Frida asks the Virgin of Guadalupe that Diego wouldn’t be such a womanizer.

Coyoacan, Mexico City

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When I watched the movie “From dusk till dawn” I completely fell in love with Salma Hayek after seeing her dancing with the snake. She became my platonic love. With this retablo, I thank the Saint James the Apostle because after many year of admiring her I finally could see her in person on a red carpet of one of her films. Few minutes I spent near her was the most marvelous moment of my life.

Francisco Ortiz \ Mexico City

As a consequence of beating the fuck out of her mother-in-law Sebastiana Montiel was taken to the jail. She thanks Saint Pancras because the artist Frida helped her to go out of the jail.

Puebla, 1939

1939, Rancho de la Rosa, Puebla, my son and his horse fell, and he badly injured his hip bones. He thanks Saint Pancras that the artist Frida came and helped to cover the expenses of his treatment.

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Bernabe Lopez thanks the Holy Child of Atocha with this retablo for making so he could met the most famous band in the world—the Beatles.

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