Oct 31, 2006

The Victim

The Victim


Ignacio Aguirre

(Mexican, 1900-1990)


Support: Wove paper

Image: 17.9 x 24.6 cm (7 1/16 x 9 11/16 in.); Sheet: 23.5 x 34.7 cm (9 1/4 x 13 11/16 in.)

Gift of Phyllis Sloane 2001.224


Did you know?

After years of working at the Taller de Gráfica Popular, Ignacio Aguirre eventually became the print shop's director during the 1950s.


Ignacio Aguirre was associated with the Taller de Gráfica Popular, a print shop in Mexico City that encouraged artists to make politically-oriented work. Although Aguirre did not identify the victim or his companion in this work, the striking spotlight on the pair suggests a sense of drama and unease.

See also
PR - Linocut
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