TO MAIN ART GALLERY
Mark Vallen 1994
Color pencil - 10" x 8" inches
this drawing on Saatchi Art.
created this portrait of Emiliano Zapata in 1994 soon
after the modern Zapatista rebel uprising in Mexico's
state of Chiapas. My
artwork was eventually published as a book cover for
Author Tom Barry's Zapata's Revenge [South
End Press 1995].
question of revolution in Mexico had come full circle
for me in a very personal way. My Uncle had fought
as a young boy in the Mexican revolution under Zapata.
Now, many decades later - other people of corn have
stepped forward to fulfill Zapata's bold vision."