• El Dictador Teacrata Garcia Moreno by Jose Luis Cuevas
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El Dictador Teacrata Garcia Moreno by Jose Luis Cuevas
El Dictador Teacrata Garcia Moreno by Jose Luis Cuevas
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  • El Dictador Teacrata Garcia Moreno by Jose Luis Cuevas (Mexican, 1934-2017). Signed, inscribed, dated Wash. Nov. 1959, pen, ink, and wash on paper, mounted on an artists' board.

    NOTE:  Cuevas refers to the "Biennial Sao Paulo" in red ink in the inscription. Please see excerpts from the seminal essay "José Luis Cuevas and the "New" Latin American Artist" by Christopher Fulton of the University of Louisville, 2011-2012  "The body of drawings and watercolors that Cuevas showed at São Paulo and Buenos Aires included a selection from the series Funeral of a Dictator (Funerales de un dictador), which he had begun in New York.... As Cuevas explained with reference to the seminal source photograph: "I saw [the display of García Moreno's body] as something monstrous, an act, indeed, of 'Black Spain' in America. I began to work on the theme.... With that abominable funeral I wished to condemn all dictatorships of all times as the most intolerable indignity human beings can stoop to."  (TC).

    The full text and images of this essay are available at
    http://www.analesiie.unam.mx/index.php/analesiie/article/view/2431/2535
    (NN4000)(TC) 

    Size:  8 1/2" h x 3" w (Sheet (uneven)), 12 1/2" h x 7" w (framed)
    Condition: Excellent.

Artist: Jose Luis Cuevas

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