We are saddened to report the untimely death of Rosa Blum Perez, a long time dealer /collector of regional folk art in Oaxaca. We remember her as a warm person dedicated to the support of folk artists in the region.
In 2012 Rosa commissioned a series of art works from talented craftsmen in several local communities on the theme of books and reading and arranged a special exhibit of these one of a kind pieces under the title “Manos que crean y ojos que leen” (Hands that create and eyes that read), at the Biblioteca Andrés Henestrosa in downtown Oaxaca City.
Twenty-five artisans from six different villages participated in this exhibit, which I was privileged to see while there on a visit. A couple of these works are in my personal collection.
Here, we dedicate this page to showing several of these inventive and unique examples of Oaxacan folk art in her memory.