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De pilon café cubano - Painting by Carlos Luna:
 

Provenance


Robert and Daisy Blanchard Cisneros Art Collection, Miami, Florida, USA.

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Exhibited

 

Miramar Cultural Center - Artspark, Mirimar, Florida, USA, April 3 - September 7, 2009.
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, October 2, 2008 - February 23, 2009.

Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, January 11 - May 5, 2007.

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Literature

 

Carlos Luna, Personal Histories, Susquehanna Art Museum, Polk Museum of Art & The Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, p. 96 - 97, Published July 2006, Illustrated in color.

Pablo Picasso Ceramics, Carlos Luna Paintings, p. 86 - 87 (Cat. 11), Published 2008, ISBN: 978-0-9678056-8-9.

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Museum Description  

Carlos Luna
De pilon café cubano

 

Often the narratives focus on a set of characters: machismo figures such as the Rooster Man and the Guajiro honestly reflect the artist’s consciousness of his upbringing in a machismo-driven society. At the same time his profound respect for the worth and power of the feminine is shown in the elegant and beautiful character of “pretty lady,” reportedly based on his wife, Claudia. Symbolic animal figures such as the black bull, the horse, and the alligator, whose graphic shape may refer to Cuba, help populate Luna’s narratives. The rooster as a symbol of machismo is deeply embedded in Cuban culture and recalls Luna’s boyhood experience as a participant in the popular culture of cockfights.

 

- Curtis L. Carter ©

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De pilon café cubano
 

Oil on Canvas

48 x 84.5 in
(122 x 214.5 cm)

2004
 

 

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The Cisneros Capital Group (CCG) Art Collection is a private art collection - primarily made up of Latin American paintings. We are pleased to present paintings, sculptures and drawings by Carlos Luna, an outstanding Cuban painter and sculptor.

 

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