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Para Don Pedro

1992 Juan Sánchez Born: New York, New York 1954 Bill Lagattuta (Printer) Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc. (Printer) lithograph, photolithograph and collage with additions in oil stick and pencil 22 1/4 in. x 30 in. (56.5 x 76.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Julia D. Strong Endowment © 1992, Juan Sánchez 1998.97 Not currently on view


Exhibition Label

Sánchez pays homage to Pedro Albizu Campos (1891-1965), the well-known leader of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. A Harvard-trained lawyer and devout Catholic, Albizu championed social justice and promoted Puerto Rican independence. For his efforts, he was charged with conspiracy against the United States and jailed for most of his life. Sánchez presents Albizu as a martyr and surrounds his likeness with images of Christ and drawings resembling indigenous (or Taino) petroglyphs found in Puerto Rico.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
, 2013

Keywords

Portrait male - Albizu Campos, Pedro - bust

Religion - New Testament - Christ

graphic arts - print

crayon - oil pastel

pencil

lithograph

photolithograph

About Juan Sánchez

Born: New York, New York 1954

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About Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc.

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