"Nothing can give the [artist] of today the essential feeling of the modern era's dynamic and subversive elements more than the photographic document," wrote Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896-1974). Now e-flux and the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros have worked to put many of Siqueiros' 11,000 personal photographs online for use by "fellow artists as a means of inspiration and a source of found imagery." Organized using Siqueiros' own categories—from "People and Historical Figures" to "Objects" to "Misery"—the archive has an amazing range of images, including Pablo Neruda pondering sculpture, Frida Kahlo in her casket, some particularly vicious-looking dogs, anti-Fascist protests in NYC, and an assortment of Mexican political figures, models, and locals. Dig into the archive here.
José Clemente Orozco, c. 1947-48; Unnamed woman, c. 1950; Ernesto "Che" Guevara, c. 1959
(Via Future Feeder.)