Jose Luis Cuevas, ‘Pared de estudio en « La Renaudière »’, 1976, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Three prints in colours mounted on paper, DIGARD AUCTION
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Jose Luis Cuevas

Pared de estudio en « La Renaudière », 1976

Three prints in colours mounted on paper
20 1/2 × 28 9/10 in
52 × 73.5 cm
Edition of 100
Bidding closed
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DIGARD AUCTION

numbered .../100 and dated 25.V.76 and signed with a pencil lower right
52 x 73,5 cm - 20,5 x 28,9 in

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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, ‘Pared de estudio en « La Renaudière »’, 1976, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Three prints in colours mounted on paper, DIGARD AUCTION
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About the work
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DIGARD AUCTION

numbered .../100 and dated 25.V.76 and signed with a pencil lower right
52 x 73,5 cm - 20,5 x 28,9 in

Medium
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

Pared de estudio en « La Renaudière », 1976

Three prints in colours mounted on paper
20 1/2 × 28 9/10 in
52 × 73.5 cm
Edition of 100
Bidding closed
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