Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de Las Huertas, Bus - Camion-
Priced in Mexican Pesos. Candelario Medrano was an illiterate primitive artist from Santa Cruz de las Huertas (between Tonala and Tlaquepaque). He was adopted as a youngster by Julian Acero who was, at the time, the master clay worker in the small town. He was famous for his clay toys. The area was known for making the drain pipes for sewers and roof drains. Jorge Wilmot (credited with saving the clay industry in the area) encouraged the young Candelario to make something more imaginative from the clay and this bus design was one of his first. It says 'Tala' on the front, a local town where the bus was the primary way to get there.
This one was purchased from Candelario in the early 70's and is in very good condition, with one little man missing his legs, but all else appears to be intact. 18" long, 8" tall and 5.5" wide.