Pablo O'Higgins
American 1904–1983
El Mercado (The Market) from Mexican People portfolio, 1946
Lithograph on paper
15 x 17 5/8 inches 
Gift of Jack B. Pierson, 1987.31.8 

© 2024 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City


May 9, 2024 - September 8, 2024

Graphics Gallery

Considered the most influential and progressive printmaking collective of its time, the Taller de Graficá Popular (TGP) was established in Mexico City in 1937. Following in the footsteps of Jose Posada, Los Tres Grandes and other political artists such as Francisco Goya and Honoré Daumier, the artists of the TGP used the medium of printmaking to address social and political issues as well as to explore their cultural heritage and create a Mexican identity. In 1946 the portfolio Mexican People was published, featuring 12 prints from artists of the TGP. This exhibition will examine the history of the TGP, the portfolio and their messages.