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There is a sense of Futurism and Modernism in this photograph. Probably taken and printed between 1934 and 1945. Provenance: Collection of Justino Fernandez, noted Mexican painting dealer and Orozco's biographer. Some light scratching marks on the negative (not on the print) that can easily be retouched.

See: Alex Novak, For the Love of the Image: A Selection of 110 Photographs, p.50, pl.53.

José Clemente Orozco (November 23, 1883 – September 7, 1949) was a Mexican painter, who specialized in bold murals that established the Mexican Mural Renaissance together with murals by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others. Orozco was the most complex of the Mexican muralists, fond of the theme of human suffering, but less realistic and more fascinated by machines than Rivera. Mostly influenced by Symbolism, he was also a genre painter and lithographer.

Between 1922 and 1948, Orozco painted murals in Mexico City, Orizaba, Claremont, CA, New York City, Hanover, NH, Guadalajara, Jalisco, and Jiquilpan, Michoacán. His drawings and paintings are exhibited by the Carrillo Gil Museum in Mexico City, and the Orozco Workshop-Museum in Guadalajara. Orozco was known for being a politically committed artist. He promoted the political causes of peasants and workers.

He was photographed by Edward Weston and Berenice Abbott, among other photographers.

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Photo Detail - Anonymous (Circle of Orozco) - Modernist Portrait of Mexican Painter Orozco
Anonymous (Circle of Orozco) Modernist Portrait of Mexican Painter Orozco

Price $5,000

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Ref.# 14607

Medium Silver print

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1930-40s  Print Date 1930-40s

Dimensions 9-13/16 x 6-7/8 in. (249 x 175 mm)

Photo Country Mexico

Photographer Country Mexico


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