Lot 7
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José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949)

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Description

  • José Clemente Orozco
  • Prometeo
  • signed lower right
oil on masonite

Provenance

Acquired from the artist by the previous owner
Thence by descent

Exhibited

Monterrey, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, San Ildefonso, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Jalisco: Genio y Maestría, May 1994-January 1995, illustrated on the cover, no. 132, p. 119, illustrated in color

Literature

Visión de México y sus Artistas, Mexico D.F., Quálitas Compañía de Seguros, 2000, p. 101, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

In the larger-than-life legend of Jose Clemente Orozco no figure claims a higher place than Prometheus.  The artist clearly saw his own creative anguish reflected in the titanic hero-martyr’s struggle to enlighten mankind. MacKinley Helm entitled his memoir of Orozco,
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