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Ramirez Madonna

Drawing of Madonna figure on reverse side of assembled paper scraps

Discoveries of unique and unexpected items, often tucked within the folds of seemingly unrelated collections, are ongoing. This image of a Madonna figure, discovered rolled and crumpled among the papers of designers Charles and Ray Eames, turned out to be a lost work of renowned self-taught artist Martín Ramírez, drawn on a pasted-together assemblage of envelopes, letters, and paper scraps.