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Vivac De Revolucionarios

Taller de Gráfica Popular, Mariana Yampolsky (Urbach)

Contemporary Art

The Taller de Gráfica Popular (or the People’s Print Workshop) was established in 1937 in Mexico City by artists Raúl Anguiano (1915–2006), Luis Arenal (1908–1985), Leopoldo Méndez (1902–1969), and Pablo O’Higgins (1904–1983) and was open to applicants from all social classes and backgrounds. Elizabeth Catlett and Charles White, two U.S.-based artists featured in this exhibition, made use of the workshop in the 1940s.

The stated purpose of the workshop was to disseminate affordable prints with messages of political empowerment by giving artists the tools to create graphic images. These images have been used to educate the rural working class about the political and cultural gains of the Mexican Revolution, the power of solidarity across causes, and rallying antiimperialist, anti-fascist, and prolabor sentiment, among many other issues.
MEDIUM Relief print on paper
DATES 1947
DIMENSIONS sheet: 10 11/16 x 15 13/16 in. (27.1 x 40.2 cm) image: 9 x 12 1/4 in. (22.9 x 31.1 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed lower left with title of the print and "49"
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1996.152.34
EDITION Edition: 27/500
CREDIT LINE Emily Winthrop Miles Fund
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CAPTION Taller de Gráfica Popular (founded Mexico City, 1937). Vivac De Revolucionarios, 1947. Relief print on paper, sheet: 10 11/16 x 15 13/16 in. (27.1 x 40.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, 1996.152.34. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , CUR.1996.152.34.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.1996.152.34.jpg., 2018
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Taller de Gráfica Popular (founded Mexico City, 1937). <em>Vivac De Revolucionarios</em>, 1947. Relief print on paper, sheet: 10 11/16 x 15 13/16 in. (27.1 x 40.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, 1996.152.34. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , CUR.1996.152.34.jpg)