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Artist: Francisco Dosamantes, Mexican, 1911–1986
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular, Mexico City, founded 1937

Destrucción de la cultura (guerra) (Destruction of Culture [War])

1939

Lithograph

sheet: 63 × 50.2 cm (24 13/16 × 19 3/4 in.)
Gift of Monroe E. Price, B.A. 1960, LL.B. 1964, and Aimée Brown Price, M.A. 1963, Ph.D. 1972
2020.16.3
Francisco Dosamantes became politically aware at a young age and throughout his life remained committed to antifascism and also to causes such as the eradication of illiteracy and a respect and support for indigenous cultures. His personal style is perhaps the most idiosyncratic and easily recognizable among those of the Taller artists. In this composition, he has shown the bust of a dead woman among the ruins of elements of Western civilization, such as classical architecture and railroad tracks.
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Culture: 
Mexican
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Provenance: 

Taller de Gráfica Poplular, Mexico City, until ca. 1995; Aimée Brown Price and Monroe E. Price, New York, ca. 1995 untl 2019; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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