The gently faded mural of David Vasquez — which you can view near Fabrica Aurora in San Miguel de Allende — seems to breathe with the sun-blasted life of the South of France, where Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau splashed their work across the Riviera’s grand houses.
Jean Cocteau spent over ten years creating the mid-century murals of Villa Santo Sospir in St. Jean Cap Ferrat as Francine Weisweiller’s endless houseguest. Her daughter Carol is now their guardian. The Weisweller house, now closed for renovations, hopes to reopen in September 2021.
David Vasquez shows his art in his gallery at the entrance to the new Hacienda de Aurora, and his paintings can be viewed online at https://www.galeriaascender.com.
David Vasquez himself is the son of artisans Raymundo Vasquez Ramirez and Neshla Sedeno Quimby. His parents’ Quinta Irma potteries are sold only in Kuwait, as they have a Middle Eastern shop buying the entire production for the past two years.
The David Vasquez mural is found at Calzada de la Aurora 48a, in the new twelve-shop “street of shops” at the new Hacienda La Aurora, near Fabrica Aurora; 415.154.5694.