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    Sale 2173

    Latin American Sale

    28 - 29 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 16

    David Alfaro Siqueiros (Mexican 1896-1974)

    El ascenso

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    David Alfaro Siqueiros (Mexican 1896-1974)
    El ascenso
    signed and dated 'SIQUEIROS, 12-68' (lower left)
    Pyroxilin on wood panel and iron frame
    48¼ x 37 3/8 in. (122.5 x 95 cm.)
    Painted in December 1968.


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    "...Siqueiros never painted the anecdotal, but always described situations and the truth of the human condition in its clash with history. It was this search for truth that inspired his experiments with form..."

    Mario de Micheli, Siqueiros, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1968.

    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist by Lic. Agustín Salvat Rodríguez (1968).
    By descent to the present owner, San Diego, California.


    Exhibited

    Mexico City, Galería de Arte Misrachi, n/d.