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From the New York Times
October 31, 1997
Section: Leisure/Weekend
By: Wendy Moonan

"New Yorkers who are made impatient by waiting a year for the exhibition to arrive can occasionally find South American folk art on display at the Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street), and at the Museum of American Folk Art, 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets). Another good place in New York to study such art now is a new private gallery in TriBeCa, B & B International Treasures; by appointment only: (212) 924-7140. The gallery, which opened Oct. 7, has two dozen 17th- and 18th-century free-standing carved wooden santos and imaginative ex voto pieces from Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina. Since important works of art and furniture of the so-called colonial period can be exported from Latin America to the United States only with Government permission, it may be easier to buy pieces here than south of the border. Sculptures at B & B include a charming statue of a pastor, a happy "dancing virgin" and an angel with golden wings."

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