Revolution on Paper will exhibit for the first time in Europe the great age of Mexican printmaking. The “three greats” – Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozoco, and David Alfaro Sisqueiros – are well represented in the 130 assembled works. Art became a vaulted vehicle for promoting the values of the Mexican revolution. Aside from the creation of large scale murals, mass-produced prints became important method of disseminating ideals and values for the newly established left-wing government.
Revolution on Paper includes some of the icons of Mexican print culture from this important era in the nation’s artistic history. The exhibition opens at the British Museum on October 22 and closes April 5, 2010.