“Enter for Free”: Exhibiting Woodcuts on a Street Corner in Mexico City

  title={“Enter for Free”: Exhibiting Woodcuts on a Street Corner in Mexico City},
  author={Harper Montgomery},
  journal={Art Journal},
  pages={26 - 39}
Pedestrians walking past a tent pitched on a busy street corner in Mexico City during January of 1929 would have seen a sign prominently posted over the tent's doorway inviting them to “Enter for Free.” If they accepted mis invitation and entered the tent, they would have found small black-and-white woodcut prints by many different artists, pinned to the canvas interior in rows, mounted and unframed. 
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