JOSE CLEMENTE OROZCO (Mexican, 1883-1949)
MACHINES, (aka Dos cabezas y Maquinas, Dos Cabezas, Maquinas) 1935 (Orozco 26)
Lithograph. Image 12 x 17 inches. Full margins, sheet 16 x 22 inches. One of 22 signed and unnumbered impressions from the total edition of 128, which also included 101 signed and numbered and 5 unsigned and unnumbered impressions. Printed by Jesus Artega. Strong impression, in good condition, some soft creases in the upper and right margins.
From "Jose Clemente Orozco - Graphic Work" by Clemente Orozco, University of Texas Press, 2004.
"The motif for this lithograph is derived from the mural at the National Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City. Orozco selected two heads as symbols of prostitution rather than actual prostitutes. accentuated by the grotesque and obscene, and situated them in a junkyard of oppressive, lethal machinery.
What we see in this image is the absolute waste of human enterprise, a consequences of the mental prostitution that characterizes our contemporary world"
This print is related to Orozco's WOMEN also on 1stdibs offered by this dealer.
Mexican, Poliical, WPA, Regionalism