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Palo encebado (Greasy Pole), by Claudio Pacheco

Palo encebado (Greasy Pole)

Palo encebado (Greasy Pole)
Acrylic on canvas.

From Claudio Pacheco's "Traditions" series. The palo encebado (greasy pole) is game played throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, during national or regional celebrations. Participants attempt to climb up a tall pole covered in grease with a prize at the top.

Claudio Pacheco was born 1959 in Santiago, Dominican Republic.