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Letter to Dr. Laforet Ink | José Luis Cuevas
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Letter to Dr. Laforet

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José Luis Cuevas

José Luis Cuevas

$4,500

Mexican (1934–2017)

  • Date: circa 1965
  • Ink and Wash on Paper, signed l.r.
  • Size: 8.25 in. x 10.5 in. (20.96 cm x 26.67 cm)
  • Frame Size: 17 x 19 inches

$4,500

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about Letter to Dr. Laforet

Jose Luis Cuevas's portrait of two characters facing one another in dialogue is emblematic of the artist's status as a member of the Breakaway Generation (Generación de la Ruptura) as a challenge to the then-prominent Mexican muralist movement.

Letter to Dr. Laforet Ink | José Luis Cuevas
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About The Artist: José Luis Cuevas

Cuevas was born in Mexico City in 1934. By the age of fourteen, he had illustrated numerous periodicals and books and had had his first exhibition in Mexico City. In 1953 Cuevas published La cortina del nopal (The Cactus Curtain), an article condemning aspects of the Mexican Mural movement and advocating greater artistic freedom. This philosophy inspired the founding in 1960 of the group Nueva Presencia, which he joined for a brief time. It...

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About The Medium: Ink

Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen, brush, or quill. Thicker inks, in paste form, are used extensively in letterpress and lithographic printing.

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Letter to Dr. Laforet

José Luis Cuevas

circa 1965

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Letter to Dr. Laforet

José Luis Cuevas

circa 1965

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