Tag Archives: Latin American

Speaking of Siqueiros, Here’s a Look at His Print Side

About 100 people attended Saturday's Siqueiros artist panel talk at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (Photo by Tessie Borden)
About 100 people attended Saturday's Siqueiros artist panel talk at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (Photo by Tessie Borden)
The Los Angeles art scene has been buzzing all month about the triple-​header at two museums and a gallery featuring the work of Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896–1974) — which makes for more attention from a U.S. audience in one year than the world-​famous muralist ever got during his lifetime. On Saturday, that buzz amped up […]

David Alfaro Siqueiros: Keeping the Faith in a Master

"I like all the muralists," Jose Vera said, "but Siqueiros to me meant more." (Photo by Tessie Borden)
"I like all the muralists," Jose Vera said, "but Siqueiros to me meant more." (Photo by Tessie Borden)
No one had to convince José Vera that David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896–1974) is an important artist. Vera grew up in Mexico City, an artistically rich place that embraced that country’s native sons and daughters, including Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Rufino Tamayo and José Clemente Orozco. Vera, who owns and manages the Jose Vera Gallery […]

An Old/​New Mural Reemerges

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For more than a decade, it sat in an abandoned former sanatorium for tubercular patients near Bakersfield, waiting for new eyes to notice it again. No one knew what kind of state it was in. So as artist Barbara Carrasco, creator of the mural L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective, and a small entourage of museum people headed out to […]