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Photograph of Jules Langsner, Philip Guston, and Reuben Kadish posed in front of the mural The Struggle Against Terrorism in Morelia, Mexico, circa 1934-1935

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Title: Photograph of Jules Langsner, Philip Guston, and Reuben Kadish posed in front of the mural The Struggle Against Terrorism in Morelia, Mexico

Date: circa 1934-1935

Physical Details: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 10 x 07 cm.

Description: Black and white photograph of Jules Langsner, Philip Guston, and Reuben Kadish posed in front of the mural The Struggle Against Terrorism in Morelia, Mexico.

Date based on fact that mural was completed 1934-1935.

The photograph depicts (L-R) Jules Langsner, Philip Guston, Reuben Kadish, and an unidentified man (standing).

The unidentified man has been previously misidentified as Sandy Pollock, based on a note on verso of photograph; and as David Alfaro Siqueiros based on a reproduction of the same photo in: Boime, Al. "Breaking Open the Wall: The Morelia Mural of Guston, Kadish and Langsner." The Burlington Magazine 150, no. 1264 (July 1, 2008): 455. Two separate scholars have contacted the Archives to say this is not Siqueiros.

Note on verso (pen): Jules Langsner with Phil Guston; Rube Kadish; Sandy Pollock + ?; Mexico, 1940? [crossed out]; 1938?

"Sandy Pollock" is crossed out in pencil with pencil note: No according to Jason McCoy.

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910s-1998, bulk 1950-1967

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation Information: Photograph of Jules Langsner, Philip Guston, and Reuben Kadish posed in front of the mural The Struggle Against Terrorism in Morelia, Mexico, circa 1934-1935. Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910s-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 11860