Sep 21, 2009
Sep 21, 2009

Whipping Boy

Whipping Boy

1935

David Alfaro Siqueiros

(Mexican, 1896-1974)

Oil on canvas wax lined to aluminum sheet

Unframed: 90.2 x 70.5 cm (35 1/2 x 27 3/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar H. Steiner 1964.356

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Mexican muralists such as Siqueiros were concerned with racial inequality, and they were unwilling to compromise their beliefs in their artworks. An artists’ manifesto signed by Siqueiros reads, “What is a revolutionary artist in Mexico? One who, by taking an active part in the people's struggle for their rights, puts his art at the service of this movement.”

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