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Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

Nuestra América: la presencia latina en el arte estadounidense



Moratorium

Carlos Irizarry, 1969

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Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2013.24.1a-b
© 1969, Carlos Irizarry

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Smithsonian American Art Museum, adquisición del Museo a través de Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2013.24.1a-b
© 1969, Carlos Irizarry


In 1969, as thousands of Puerto Ricans were being drafted to serve in the Vietnam War, a massive demonstration took place in Washington demanding a moratorium. Many artists, including Irizarry, acknowledged this call. His black grid transforms media images and famous war memorials, among them Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (1937) and Felix de Weldon’s Iwo Jima memorial (1954), into instruments of peace.
En 1969, mientras que miles de puertorriqueños eran reclutados para servir en la Guerra de Vietnam, en Washington se organizó una manifestación masiva reclamando una moratoria. Muchos artistas, incluyendo a Irizarry, aceptaron este llamado. Su estructura cuadricular negra transforma imágenes de los medios y de famosos memoriales de guerra como el Guérnica de Pablo Picasso (1937) y el monumento de Iwo Jima de Felix de Weldon (1954), en instrumentos de paz.






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