There are many iterations of the Dance of the Devil in Mexico. When the Spaniards arrived in the New World they brought with them Catholicism and its ultimate goal of conversion. While some of the indigenous abandoned their own religious practices once the Spanish arrive, others assimilated their own belief systems along with the newly introduced Catholicism. In Santiago Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca, the dance is an integrated part of a larger story, passed along by the occupying Spaniards. The story is one of an epic battle between the Moors and the Christians in which the Muslim Captain was captured and before this death, was offered salvation if he’d only converted. The captain chose differently, was so killed and the devils danced in celebration that they would have one more to dance with.
All Limited Edition Collector’s Series pieces are printed on museum rag paper or museum edition canvas using archival pigment inks. Limited Edition Collector’s Series pieces ship, print only. If choosing museum paper, your new photographic art piece will ship with a 1.5 inch white border around the entirety of the image where the artist signs, titles, numbers and embosses over the dated signature. If choosing museum canvas, your new photographic art piece will be shipped with a 1.5″-2″ mirror to allow for the piece to be stretched over 1.5″-2″ stretcher bars. Canvas pieces are signed and numbered on bottom right front of the image unless otherwise requested. All Limited Edition Collector’s Series pieces are shipped unframed and tubed with a Certificate of Authenticity. We can provide recommendations on how to frame your new art upon request. This will insure maximum style and longevity for you new works. Edition numbers are the total in the edition, size interdependent. There are not multiple editions for different sizes. Only one number, one edition.
Initialed Open Edition Prints are printed on photographic paper and matted in an off white, 4-ply acid free matte. Open Edition Prints are initialed on the front of the matte and in verso. All Open Edition Matted Prints fit standard frames.
5×7 prints ship matted to fit standard 11×14 frames
8×8 prints ship matted to fit standard 12×12 frames
8×12 & 9×12 prints ship matted to fit standard 16×20 frames
12×12 prints ship matted to fit standard 16×16 frames
12×16 & 12×18 prints ship matted to fit standard 20×24 frames