de la Rosa

Before and After…

Yes, I bought another Lalo Cota piece. This is the original one that I wanted the night we bought our first Lalo at Barrio Café. However, it was already sold. A few days ago, we drove over to Calle 16 because I knew that the mural on the back of the gallery had been overpainted. Por Vida Gallery (Lalo’s gallery along with Thomas Breeze Marcus and Pablo Luna) happened to be open so we dropped in and met the lovely Leilani, Lalo’s significant other. I mentioned how I had wanted the little yellow one but it was sold and she said the deal had fallen through and went and got it for us to look at. So I bought it (I’m done with art purchases for awhile now).

Have you ever had a de la Rosa? We hadn’t but Leilani offered us some. They’re delicious, a marzipan/peanut confection. You can buy them on if you can’t find them in your area. Lalo likes using found objects to make his art; hence the de la Rosa box.

So here is our Lalo area at home:

This is a postcard that Lalo sent after our first purchase. I have a lot of other Frida Kahlo stuff so it fits right in.

And this is the back of the gallery (on Calle 16) as it appeared a few weeks ago. Before…

And this is what it looks like now, by Kaper and Shewp. See them painting it here. After…

Check out this cool 1-minute video of Lalo painting part of Calle 16.

Thanks to Phoenix Taco, where I first saw this video. Many more murals to come in the next few days…


8 responses to “de la Rosa

  1. Ack! LOVE all of it. I ate my weight in those candies when I lived in Mexico. And the postcard is amazing. So perfect for you!

  2. Very cool that you were able to get the one you originally wanted! that is very interesting art!

  3. So happy you got your painting! Thanks for the interesting video! I love learning about artists I never knew anything about. I love the work!

  4. A fine series of this interesting work. I can see why you like picking up his pieces. I enjoyed the video too.

  5. How wonderful you got to add your coveted piece to your collection!

  6. How lucky you were to be this Candace.
    Really neat work of art!

  7. I LOVE it! So glad you got the one you first set after. The yellow background is so happy.

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