José Clemente Orozco: Final Cut + Limited Special Edition

MXN 2,000.00

La verdad, 2021
Digital print on Matte Tecco paper
27.5 x 19.5 cm
Limited edition of 20 each drawing (5 drawings available)

For the Third Exhibition of the National College in 1945, Orozco exhibited a series of 70 drawings under the title The Truth. This set of images dealt with adaptations of the time around the classicist allegory—represented through female personifications—, monstrous images and caricatured violence; which took shape in grotesque figures around tyrants, madmen, matrons, buffoons and devils. By adding later the subtitle of The Twisted, Deformed, Altered, Mutilated, Defaced Truth, this set of drawings addresses the artist’s critical-historical sense in relation to the articulation of power, world militarism and political corruption at the end of World War II. Later, these images would be published as a 20-drawing facsimile album which was published that same year. The album is displayed in the publication—and its respective exhibition in the Arizona State University Art Museum—that accompanies this special edition: José Clemente Orozco: Final Cut.

This limited edition is made up of a selection of five drawings from the series, with 20 editions of each. Each edition is numbered and stamped by the José Clemente Orozco Foundation. The purchase of an edition includes the catalog José Clemente Orozco: Final Cut.

Buy yours and once your order is confirmed you will be able to specify the drawing you want to purchase in the note box.

Photograph: Fabiola Torres-Alzaga

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