[San Francisco: Collector's Press, 1969]. Large folio (22.5 x 29.5 inches). Original color lithograph, highlighted with embossing and collage. Framed under glass. Fine. Item #WRCLIT65076
Impression #87 of one hundred copies, signed and numbered by Cuevos in the lower edge of the image. A compelling image in blue, green and black, of the upper torso of a human figure with the face concealed by a hinged gold foil mask that opens to reveal a face underneath. Published as an element in the portfolio, HOMAGE TO QUEVEDO, a collection of fourteen lithographs and screenprints produced under the supervision of the artist and master printer Ernesto F. de Soto. Born in Mexico City in 1934, Cuevas played a pivotal role in the transition from the traditional Mexican muralist style to a contemporary Mexican art that challenged preceding traditions. His work is represented internationally in museums and collections, and he is well known among collectors of illustrated books for his suite of illustrations for Kafka's METAMORPHOSIS, first published in THE WORLDS OF KAFKA AND CUEVAS in 1959, and then revisited as an illustrative accompaniment to the text in the 1984 LEC edition. Extra shipping charges if shipped in frame.