Jose Luis Cuevas, ‘Autoretrato en un Fumadoro Chino’, 1978, Stern Fine Art
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Autoretrato en un Fumadoro Chino, 1978

Watercolor & Ink on Paper
19 7/10 × 25 4/5 in
50 × 65.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,500
Location
Huntington Beach, Mexico City
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Signed , titled and dated bottom right
Jose Luis Cuevas
Mexican, 1934–2017
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José Luis Cuevas makes etchings, illustrations, sculptures, and paintings, though he is perhaps best known for his drawings; Cuevas explains, “perhaps because I was born in a paper mill and pencil factory, paper has always had a great fascination for me.” Though he briefly attended the eminent Mexican institution Escuela de Pintura, Cuevas considers himself a self-taught draughtsman in search of an alternative to the Mexican Muralists and their social messages. Cuevas has said that his drawings represent the isolation of man and an inability to communicate; many of his drawings feature distorted human figures, or figures that transform into animals. He was particularly inspired by the graphic styles of Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, and José Guadalupe Posada. He also expresses interest in the works of the Catalan Romanesque, 19th-century Romanticism, and German Expressionism.

Jose Luis Cuevas, ‘Autoretrato en un Fumadoro Chino’, 1978, Stern Fine Art
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About the work
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Signature
Signed , titled and dated bottom right
Jose Luis Cuevas
Mexican, 1934–2017
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José Luis Cuevas makes etchings, illustrations, sculptures, and paintings, though he is perhaps best known for his drawings; Cuevas explains, “perhaps because I was born in a paper mill and pencil factory, paper has always had a great fascination for me.” Though he briefly attended the eminent Mexican institution Escuela de Pintura, Cuevas considers himself a self-taught draughtsman in search of an alternative to the Mexican Muralists and their social messages. Cuevas has said that his drawings represent the isolation of man and an inability to communicate; many of his drawings feature distorted human figures, or figures that transform into animals. He was particularly inspired by the graphic styles of Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, and José Guadalupe Posada. He also expresses interest in the works of the Catalan Romanesque, 19th-century Romanticism, and German Expressionism.

Autoretrato en un Fumadoro Chino, 1978

Watercolor & Ink on Paper
19 7/10 × 25 4/5 in
50 × 65.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,500
Location
Huntington Beach, Mexico City
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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