This Day of the Dead altar is typical of the Huasteca region in Northeast Mexico. Climent portrays her relatives in the photographs placed on the altar, a traditional part of the feast. Her father, Enrique Climent, a Spanish painter from Valencia, is shown in the small photo in the foreground, and her aunt Amparo sits in a chair above. The large framed photo shows her husband’s great grandmother, flanked by two of her daughters. The family fled Belarus during the Bolshevik uprising, leaving behind their youngest child (age two) in the escape. The mother never saw her young child again, but fifty years later the two older daughters were able to locate their missing sister in Moscow.
- Acquired from the artist
- New York, Mary-Anne Martin|Fine Art, Elena Climent, In Search of the Present (En busca del presente), April 22 – May 15, 1992, illus. in color on the cover of the catalogue