Available works by: Jose Luis Cuevas  Mexican (1934 -     )  

José Luis Cuevas was a Mexican artist affiliated with the post-World War II movement the Generación de la Ruptura, or Breakaway Generation. Believing that Mexican art had become too mainstream and diluted, Cuevas and the other members of the Generación opposed Mexican muralists such as Diego Rivera who they saw as inhibiting artistic development and being overly deferential to the Mexican government. Born on February 26, 1934 in Mexico City, Mexico, Cuevas went on study at the National School of Painting and Sculpture at the age of 10. Over time, he developed a unique aesthetic of paintings and sculptures depicting disfigured or disproportioned figures and portraits. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. The artist died on July 3, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Jose Luis Cuevas : The Poet In The Dining Room at Davidson Galleries

Jose Luis Cuevas Mexican (b. 1934)

The Poet In The Dining Room

Medium: Color lithograph
Year: 1972
Edition : 53/100
Signature: Signed
Printer: Editions Press S.F. blind stamp
Size: 22 x 30 inches
Stock Number: 47528c
Price: $850.00

Jose Luis Cuevas : Coloso at Davidson Galleries

Jose Luis Cuevas (1934 -     )

Coloso

Medium: Color lithograph
Year: 1988
Edition : H.C., 3/30
Signature: Signed
Printer: De Soto Workshop
Size: 32 x 24-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 47797
Price: $950.00

Jose Luis Cuevas : Dedicado a Ramon Xirau at Davidson Galleries

Jose Luis Cuevas Mexican (b. 1934)

Dedicado a Ramon Xirau

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1969
Edition : 1/100
Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil, signed, titled and dated in stone.
Publisher: Collector's Press
Size: 22 x 15-1/4 inches
Description: Cuevas was an active proponent in figurative art and self-expression, especially as that related to the contemporary human condition. Like his influences Posada and Goya, Cuevas was drawn to themes of degraded humanity as a form of social commentary. In the brothel he depicts here, the central prostitute is unidealized, yet beautiful and bittersweet in it’s form and expression of tragic humanity. She is no seductress and even seems a little bored as she waits for her next customer.
Stock Number: 31315c
Price: $785.00

Jose Luis Cuevas : Death of a Prostitute, May 2nd 1968 at Davidson Galleries

Jose Luis Cuevas Mexican (b. 1934)

Death of a Prostitute, May 2nd 1968

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1968
Edition : 5/11
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 22 x 30 inches
Stock Number: 45192c
Price: $825.00