In 1924, as the Mexican government was clamping down on politically militant muralists, David Alfaro Siqueiros declared that if their mural commissions were canceled, artists would “exchange the walls of public buildings for the pages of [El Machete],” an illustrated newspaper launched by the Syndicate of Workers, Painters, and Writers. This beautifully illustrated catalog for an exhibition co-organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) and the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio shows that printmaking became a key medium for a broad array of artists who linked art to populist politics in revolutionary Mexico. Drawing on the collections of the aforementioned museums, the catalog showcases artists like Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, and Diego Rivera, as well as lesser-known figures like Emilio Amero and others not known for their work in printmaking like Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo). The volume is weaker in contextualizing artists less interested in politics,...

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