Emilio Vedova (1919-2006)

Untitled

1972, November, Venezia

Oil on masonite*

80 x 61 cm

Signed, lower right

Signed, dated and dedicated to Carlos Franqui and his wife Margot, on the reverse:

“A CARLO MARGOT AMICI Emilio” / “VENEZIA” / “NOVEMBRO” / ”72”

Inscribed on the stretcher: “PROPRIETÀ DI CARLOS FRANQUI”

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Provenance

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

Exhibited

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.