A House to Hold All...
Is your art collection so big that now you need to start your own museum? Then consider this early twentieth-century Mexican edifice known as Villa Beatriz. A principal residence in the highly sought after downtown area of Guadalajara, Jalisco, this beautiful neoclassic home was built in 1911 by the renowned architect Don Eulogio Herrera on a 2,700-square meter lot, 2,000 square meters of which is occupied by the building. Since completion, Villa Beatriz has had only two owners: from 1911 onwards it was inhabited by federal senator Don Antonio Perez Verdia who sold the residence to Spanish immigrant Don Francisco de la Torre Ramos in 1936. De la Torre occupied Villa Beatriz for over half a century before his passing in 1993, installing all modern services without intruding upon the abode's structural integrity. To this day, Villa Beatriz remains in the hands of the De la Torre family who recently decided to put the residence on the market through Líder Bienes Raíces real estate agency. This enorrnous structure is a rare example of unaltered neoclassic Mexican architecture and forrns a part of the cultural heritage of Mexíco. Asking price: 3 million dollars. Formore inforrnation call on Sylvia Parra or Jose Hernandez at Francisco 1. Gamboa No. 125-802, Col. Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, C. P. 44140. TeljFax (013) 630-1466 or tel. (013) 676-4276 or cellular (0443) 101-
In 1994, artist Pascal Pigueau and Jose Luis Cuevas joined creative forces to collaborate on a unique project. Using stained/glass techniques which date back to the 12th century, they produced Pareja, a study Cuevas art as interpreted by Pigeau in two lrge stained glass windows.
One piece now angs in the Jose Luis Cuevas Museum in Mexico City and other is begin offered for sale by the artist for 17,000 dollars. For more information contact El AntiQuario at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Voyage to the cuntry of masks...
The Web Page www.mexiculture.com, dedicate to the promotion of tors in Mexico's interior, its culture and traditions, is great site to visit fo more information about the state of Chiapas especially the comunity of Suchiapa, know for its ancient ceremonial mask-making tradition.
The page is also dedicated to the internationally renowed work of Don Mariano, whose masks have been exhibited the United States on various occasions. MEICULTURE offers tour wit bilingual guides which include trips to the pacific coast, visits to Suchiapa and comfortable hotel accommodation.