Para Don Pedro

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Copied Juan Sánchez, Para Don Pedro, 1992, lithograph, photolithograph and collage with additions in oil stick and pencil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Julia D. Strong Endowment, 1998.97, © 1992, Juan Sánchez

Artwork Details

Title
Para Don Pedro
Printers
Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc.
Date
1992
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
22 14 in. x 30 in. (56.576.2 cm)
Copyright
© 1992, Juan Sánchez
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Julia D. Strong Endowment
Mediums Description
lithograph, photolithograph and collage with additions in oil stick and pencil
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion — New Testament — Christ
  • Portrait male — Albizu Campos, Pedro — bust
Object Number
1998.97

Artwork Description

 

 

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.

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Description in Spanish

Sánchez rinde homenaje a Pedro Albizu Campos (18911965), el conocido líder del Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico. Albizu, abogado educado en Harvard y católico ferviente, fue gran defensor de la justicia social y promotor de la independencia de Puerto Rico. Por sus actividades fue acusado de conspirar contra los Estados Unidos y condenado a pasar la mayor parte de su vida en la cárcel. Sánchez representa a Albizu como un mártir y rodea su rostro con imágenes de Cristo y dibujos inspirados en los petroglifos indígenas (o taínos) de Puerto Rico.

Nuestra América: la presencia latina en el arte estadounidense, 2013

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