Archive for May 5th, 2013

CDMToday is Cinco De Mayo, perhaps the one day of the year we all think about and celebrate our neighbor to our south.

In addition to the chicken and cheese enchiladas I spent most of the Aughts living off of – I have been a big fan of Mexican folk art as long as I can remember.

My own artistic medium of assemblage is practiced all over Mexico as people use whatever they can find in their artwork.

The fine folks at NYC’s Pan American Phoenix also appreciates Mexican folk art and offers a nice selection of works in their online shop.

About Pan American Phoenix“Pan American Phoenix is New York City’s oldest shop specializing in Mexican goods. Located on the Upper East Side since 1959 the Pan American Phoenix has brought the finest from Mexico in jewelry, Mexican embroidered clothing, Guayaberas, textiles and folk art. Martha Bartos started the shop and her daughter Mary joined her in 1976. Mary continues to run the shop, importing an extensive selection of Mexican and Latin American treasures.”

Pan American Phoenix has a nicely curated collection of Mexican Folk Art, like the Clay Adam and Eve Tree of Life: “Fine painted clay Adam and Eve Tree of Life with five candleholders.”

See the Mexican Folk Art collection of Pan American Phoenix here.

See all the fine Mexican goods of Pan American Phoenix here.