David Alfaro Siqueiros (Mexican, 1896-1974), Prison Fantasies I, 1973, lithograph on paper, Collection of Deere & Company, © 1973 David Alfaro Siqueiros
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Revolutionary Artist: The Prison Fantasies of David Alfaro Siqueiros

March 23, 2021 - June 9, 2021
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The Figge is excited to announce that this spring, David Alfaro Siqueiros's series of lithographs, Prison Fantasies, will be on loan from the Deere & Company collection for an intimate exhibition on view in the Lewis Gallery. Siqueiros (1896-1974) founded the modern school of Mexican mural painting alongside his contemporaries Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. Siqueiros passionately lived his belief that art had the power to revolutionize society. This suite of six lithographic prints shows Siqueiros’s work at its most expressive, incorporating the loose blurred brushwork he developed while studying with Jackson Pollock in New York. Having been jailed multiple times due to his labor-union work and revolutionary political activities, these late works by Siqueiros visually translate incarceration’s emotional toll. The exhibition will explore Siqueiros’s tumultuous political and artistic life. Included in the exhibition are works on paper from the Figge’s permanent collection by Siqueiros’s revolutionary artist friends and contemporaries Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, and Elizabeth Catlett

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