Carlos Franqui** collection, a present from the artist
Carlos Franqui’s heirs, by descent
Sales: Subastas Fernando Durán, Madrid, 8 May 2012, lot 758
Private collection, Spain
1983, Montecatini Terme, Pistoia, Italia, Museo Dell’Accademia D’Arte Dino Scalabrino, Collezione Carlos Franqui, nº 6
* The support is originally composed of two layers of hardboard, a smaller top one glued onto a larger one.
** Carlos Franqui (Cuba, 1921 – 2010, Puerto Rico) was a Cuban writer, poet, journalist, art critic, and political activist. When he came to have political differences with Fidel Castro’s regime, he left Cuba with his family. In 1968 he broke with the Cuban government when he signed a letter condemning the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. He became a vocal critic of the Castro government, writing frequently until his death on April 16, 2010.