Palma, Luis Gonzalez. LUIS GONZALEZ PALMA: "LA ROSA" RETROSPECTIVE SOUVENIR POSTER. Chicago, IL: Art Institute Of Chicago/Schneider Gallery, 1994. Other. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. Fine.

Rare Luis Gonzalez Palma collectible item. A fine copy of "La Rosa" Souvenir Poster of the artist/photographer's very first museum retrospective in the United States, signed by Luis Gonzalez Palma. Limited Edition of 2 signed copies, one for the Permanent Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, the other for his Chicago Gallery. Both were made by Luis Gonzalez Palma himself to commemorate the show. The Poster is now rare. Poster size is 20 X 24 inches. Professionally and archivally framed on Plexiglas and solid black wood. Full frame size is 24 X 30 inches. Weighs 10 pounds. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Chicago, Illinois to the highest standards. Published on the occasion of the artist/photographer's inaugural retrospective exhibition in the United States, "The Persistence of Beauty, The Persistence of Pain", held at The Art Institute of Chicago in 1994. Presents, in its ultimate Limited-Edition Poster format, Luis Gonzalez Palma's "La Rosa". His single most iconic image and masterpiece. Other than the original print itself (duotone with oil varnish, which now commands tens of thousands of dollars, if you can find one) , this is surely it. Shows a woman whose serenely beautiful face is brilliantly "framed": Garlanded with white and toned roses and crowned with a human skull. It sums up in one image Luis Gonzalez Palma's post-Romantic aesthetic and artistic concerns at the same time: Eternal beauty, historical pain; the essence of Latin America, the pain of her colonial history. Luis Gonzalez Palma's art is about paradox, showing The Sublime while also alluding to the more oppressive side of Latin-American, post-colonial culture and society, where women and American-Indian minorities continue to be treated as inferior human beings, and remain subject to the obsolete standards of morality that a male-dominated, colonialist society seeks to perpetuate. The late Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez used "La Rosa" for the cover of his great novel, "Of Love And Other Demons". Vibrant and universal in its appeal, it has also been used in other contexts and settings numerous times (often without the artist's consent) , and not just in the United States and Latin America. "Gonzalez Palma's images unfold with increasing significance, resulting in an underlying sense of tension and foreboding that is only slightly eased by their sheer loveliness" (A. D. Miller) . "I manipulate in order to emphasize the heart-rending" (Luis Gonzalez Palma) . An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Luis Gonzalez Palma collectors. This copy of "La Rosa" Limited-Edition Retrospective Souvenir Poster is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in pencil on recto by Luis Gonzalez Palma. It is signed directly on the poster itself, not on a tipped-in page. This Souvenir Poster is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy available online, is professionally and archivally framed, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: The "La Rosa" original print (duotone with oil varnish) now commands tens of thousands of dollars (if you can find one) . This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. It will be packed carefully for both domestic (and where feasible, international) transit. A rare signed poster thus. One of the finest Latin-American artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible poster. (SEE ALSO OTHER LUIS GONZALEZ PALMA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $1200.00

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