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Framed Drawing by Mexican Artist José Luis Cuevas

US$3,000

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Pencil drawing on paper by José Luis Cuevas (Mexican, b.1934). Entitled "La Esperanza". The work is signed right center and dated 20 Dic. 60 lower right, Silvan Simon Gallery label and inscribed title verso. Sight is 11" by 8.5". With frame is 15" by 19". José Luis Cuevas was a prominent member of the Generación de la Ruptura (Breakaway Generation), who first challenged the then dominant Mexican muralism movement. He remains a distinguished and controversial artist who is known for depicting the darker side of life and the debasement of the human society with often shocking images. He is also known for being an advocate against creating art purely for commercial gain. Provenance: this group of the work on paper by Cuevas is from a collection purchased in 60s from Silvan Simone Gallery, Los Angles, CA. The The Silvan Simone Gallery was founded in 1958 by Silvan Simone, an former co-owner of the Florentine Gallery in Pacific Palisades. Between 1959 and 1967, the gallery showed artists such as Lee Mullican, Gordon Wagner, Jose Luis Cuevas as well as a number of younger Mexican and Mexican-American artists.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Appears excellent, not examined out of the frame. Frame appears original and retains original gallery label and title inscription.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU94502480202

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