Lot 7
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José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949)

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  • José Clemente Orozco
  • Prometeo
  • signed lower right
  • 35 1/2 by 41 1/4 in.
  • (90 by 105cm)
  • Painted in 1944.
oil on masonite


Acquired from the artist by the previous owner
Thence by descent


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


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,