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Prints and Drawings
Artist: Various

“El trabajador” … noviembre 1959, n. 1: Arte para el pueblo (The Worker … November 1959, No. 1: Art for the People)

1959

Color offset lithograph

sheet: 95 × 63.8 cm (37 3/8 × 25 1/8 in.)
Gift of Monroe E. Price, B.A. 1960, LL.B. 1964, and Aimée Brown Price, M.A. 1963, Ph.D. 1972
2015.14.1
The Taller de Gráfica Popular received international acclaim for its work, with both individual prints and entire exhibitions traveling to Latin America, Europe, and the United States. In 1959 the Venezuelan Ministry of Labor organized an exhibition of Mexican art, including a number of images by the Taller, which traveled through Venezuela, attracting huge crowds. This broadside reproduces images by Taller artists Alberto Beltrán, Pablo O’Higgins, Andrea Gómez, José Chávez Morado, Ignacio Aguirre, and David Alfaro Siqueiros (misidentified as by Camilo Minero, a Salvadoran who worked at the Taller in the late 1950s). El trabajador was a ministry publication intended as a “new voice” for Venezuelan workers. In reproducing prints from the Taller, El trabajador appropriates the techniques and populist momentum of the Mexican collective for Venezuelan labor politics.
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Culture: 
Mexican
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints - Posters
Provenance: 

Purchased from the Taller de Gráfica by Aimée Brown Price and Monroe E. Price

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.