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Illustration for El Machete (Mexican worker with hammer)

David Alfaro Siqueiros (Mexican, 1896–1974)


Sheet: 32.1 x 31.4 cm (12 5/8 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodcut on tan machine-made wove paper (commercial)

Not On View



Published in the Communist newspaper El Machete, May 1924


In pencil, l.r.: "Siqueiros"


1954, gift of the artist to his niece, Electra Arenal, upon her marriage to Marcial Rodriguez (d. 2015), New York and Mexico City [see note 1]; 2015, by inheritance from Marcial Rodriguez to his second wife, Francine Rodriguez; 2015, gift of Francine Rodriguez to Tobey Moss (dealer), Los Angeles; 2017, sold by Tobey Moss to the MFA. (Accession date: May 24, 2017)

NOTES: [1] The print is inscribed by Siqueiros to Electra Rodriguez.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds provided by Jo-Ann Pinkowitz