Zapata

Zapata

1931

David Alfaro Siqueiros

(Mexican, 1896-1974)

printer

George C. Miller

(American, 1894-1966)

publisher

Weyhe Gallery

Lithograph

Sheet: 61.2 x 51.5 cm (24 1/8 x 20 1/4 in.); Image: 52.2 x 39.7 cm (20 9/16 x 15 5/8 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Prasse Collection 1972.219

Catalogue raisonné: Williams 2

State: I/II

Edition: edition size either 35 or 50 (both numbers are inscribed throughout the edition)

Impression: 6

Fun Fact

David Alfaro Siqueiros was one of numerous Mexican muralists to depict Emiliano Zapata around the time this print was made.

Description

This print depicts Emiliano Zapata (1879–1919), a leader of the Mexican Revolution who became a symbol of progressive politics in the decades following his assassination. Zapata disavowed his privileged background and fought for workers’ rights. In his lithograph, David Alfaro Siqueiros emphasized Zapata’s heroism, showing him astride a black horse.

Video

A Graphic Revolution
See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph

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