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    Description

    David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896-1974)
    Untitled, 1963
    Pyroxylin and ink wash on paper
    13-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches (33.7 x 21.6 cm) (sheet)
    Signed, dated, and inscribed lower right: Siqueiros / C P. 18-63
    Bears various inscriptions verso by the artist

    PROVENANCE:
    Louis Ross collection, Burbank, California;
    Private collection, Los Angeles, California, acquired from the above.

    LITERATURE:
    Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Siqueiros: Exposicin Retrospectiva 1911-1967, exhibition catalogue, Mexico City, 1967, p. 40.

    NOTE:
    We are grateful to Dr. Irene Herner for her assistance cataloguing this work. According to Dr. Herner, Siqueiros created this work during his painful time in prison. Using white pyroxylin paint and black ink, the artist depicts on a spiral notebook page a shoeless, naked, androgynous, possibly Mesoamerican subject. This work is one of several studies Siqueiros designed for a mural in Mexico titled El drama y la comedia en la vida social de México, which he concluded after leaving prison in 1966. The lot is accompanied by Dr. Herner's documentary essay from September 2019.




    Condition Report*: Sheet is loose; four small, all less the 2 inch, creases to the center left edge; one small loss to the upper right corner; overall slight yellowing to the sheet.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    20th Wednesday
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