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Framed Drawing by Mexican Artist José Luis Cuevas

$ 4,000
  • Description
    Ink on Paper fragment by José Luis Cuevas (Mexican, b.1934) laid on cream woven paper and framed. Inscribed "Yo Mutilado" and it is faintly signed and dated Oct 27 - 60 upper right. Silvan Sloane Gallery Los Angeles, CA label affixed verso with the titled "Auto Retrato" (Self Portrait). Sight is 14.5" x 9.5". With frame -18.5"by 24.5".

    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.

    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.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Certificate of Authenticity
    Origin: Mexico
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Paper.
    Condition: Fragmented paper as shown, not examined out of the frame, retains old Silvan Simone Gallery Label Verso.
    Creation Date: Mexico, 1960's.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 124346
  • Dimensions
    W. 18.5 in; H. 24.5 in; D. 1 in;
    W. 46.99 cm; H. 62.23 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
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