177 Taller De Grafica Popular Mexican 1937-2010
Mexican People, 1946. Folio of 12 lithographs, two in colour.
Accompanied by a contents sheet and a map indicating the industries
each of the 10 artists visited and studied, each signed in pencil
below image, 28.5 x 35cm (approx. each image); 40.7 x 46.7cm
(folio). Minor stains or creases to margins, colour images have
slight discolouration to margins and one has old tape to upper
edge not affecting image. Slight scuffing to folio.
cover text includes "By artists of the Taller De Grafica
Popular, Mexico City. Presented by American Associated Artists,
New York." The Taller de Gráfica Popular (People's
Graphic Workshop) was an artists' print collective founded in
Mexico in 1937 by artists Leopoldo Méndez, Pablo O'Higgins,
and Luis Arenal. The collective was primarily concerned with
using art to advance revolutionary social causes. Mexican People
was intended to promote Mexican products for export to the United
States. Artists included are Angel Bracho, Francisco Mora, Fernando
Castro Pacheco, Raul Anguiano, Alberto Beltran, Pablo O'Higgins,
Arturo Garcia Bustos, Leopold Mendez, Isidoro Ocampo, and Alfredo
Zalce. Held in Art Institute, Chicago.
The folio $3,650