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Palma, Luis Gonzalez. LUIS GONZALEZ PALMA: "LA LUNA, 1989" DEBUT ONE-MAN SHOW SOUVENIR POSTER. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. As New.

Rare Luis Gonzalez Palma collectible item. Signed copy of the Souvenir Poster of the photographer's very first one-man show in the United States. Published in an extremely small and limited print run of 500 copies only. Poster size is 18 X 24 inches. It is eminently suitable for framing. Printed on very thick coated stock paper in Chicago, Illinois to the very highest standards. Published on the occasion of the artist/photographer's inaugural exhibition in the United States held at The Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago in 1989. There is no accompanying exhibition catalog. The poster features one of Luis Gonzalez Palma's most iconic images and earliest masterpieces, "La Luna, 1989", which shows a woman (whose breasts are exposed, in all her naked vulnerability) with a carved crescent-moon tied around her neck virtually covering her face. The poetic and erotic associations of the Moon with Woman are universal. As beautiful as the image is, Gonzalez Palma is also alluding to its more oppressive side in the larger context of Latin-American "macho" culture, where women, while outnumbering men, continue to be treated as though they were a minority, and remain subject to the obsolete standards of morality that a male-dominated society seeks to perpetuate. Luis Gonzalez Palma was discovered by Stephen Daiter and given his debut one-man American show in 1989, a courageous decision because the photographer was still largely unknown in this country. The Guatemalan artist/photographer is now regarded as one of the most brilliant living Latin-American artist/photographers, whose work is widely represented and well-known throughout the world. The Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez used another image, "La Rosa", for the cover of his great novel, "Of Love and Other Demons". "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). A genuine collectible, not just memorabilia, this is a "must-have" item for Luis Gonzalez Palma collectors. This copy of the Souvenir Poster is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen in front by Luis Gonzalez Palma. This Souvenir Poster was never sold commercially, has been out-of-print for a very long time, and is now highly collectible. This is the only signed copy available online, comes directly from the artist/photographer, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Its value will not only keep but keep going up. A very rare signed copy thus. One of the finest living Latin-American artist/photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LUIS GONZALEZ PALMA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $250.00

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