José Luis Cuevas, Mexican, born 1934, Crime by Cuevas, 1968, color lithograph, 30 x 22 inches, Gift, Eric and Birgitta Sellin

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April 16, 2016

- August 21, 2016

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Works on Paper Gallery

Mexican Artist José Luis Cuevas (b. 1934) is the subject of this engaging exhibition of works on paper, which explores the dark and melancholic aspects of life. Unlike his contemporary generation of artists, who saught out more picturesque and pastrol themes, Cuevas' subjects traditionally include marginalized figures such as criminals, beggars, prostitutes, and drunkards.

The exhibition features twenty works on paper, including the artist’s Crime by Cuevas portfolio of lithographs (1968), a recent gift to The Museum’s permanent collection. Cuevas’ history of crime depict famous criminals such as Jack the Ripper, Rasputin, and the Borgias (Cesare and Lucrezia) in his unique, expressionistic style.

The exhibition will also highlight one of Cuevas’ drawings from the late 1950s and a group of works on paper by other twentieth-century Latin American artists including Diego Rivera, Roberto Matta, and Francisco Zungia.

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April 16, 2016

- August 21, 2016

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Works on Paper Gallery

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