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David Alfaro Siqueiros (Mexican, 1896–1974)
LOT ID: 77672
Head (Cabeza), 1929

Lithograph
16.5 х 10.63 in. (41.91 x 27 cm.)
Signed, Signed in pencil lower left: "A Siqueiros"; numbered in pencil lower right: "19"; signed on stone lower left: "A Siqueiros"
Edition 19 of 25
Lot description
"Head" (1929) is a lithograph by most acclaimed Latin American artist, David Alfaro Siqueiros (Chihuahua, Mexico 1896-1974), featuring an animated profile in gestural detail. This work measures 16.5 x 10.63 inches (41.9 x 27 cm), is an edition 19 of 25, and is unframed and in excellent condition.

David Alfaro Siqueiros has been most noted for his works of Social Realism, and his involvement in political activism. He belonged to “The Great Three”, along with Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco, who were the Masters of Mexican mural painting, well known for their socialist activist views. His passion for art was matched with his idea that art had to be political in order for it to have substance. His religious works were completed earlier in his career when politics had not yet taken over much of his everyday life. As Cynthia MacMullin writes in the Museum of Latin American Art's blog: "While Siqueiros is represented in the historic canon of modern Mexican art as one of the leading proponents of public art for social action—largely due to his mural painting—it was through his easel painting that he studied an extensive variety of techniques and styles that allowed him to examine pictorial space, composition, light, shadow and color."
Head (Cabeza) by David Alfaro Siqueiros
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