Recoge Tu Destino, from the portfolio "Guariquen: Images and Words Rican/Structured"

Juan Sanchez American
Printer Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
Publisher Exit Art/The First World

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Sánchez uses his own photography as well as found images in his art. Here, President John F. Kennedy is shown with Luis Muñoz Marín, the first elected governor of Puerto Rico, which he established as a commonwealth rather than an independent country. The photo is repeated multiple times and placed upside down in a grid formation, evoking the seriality found in Andy Warhol’s work and patchwork quilts. In the center, Sánchez juxtaposes two photographs: one of the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo, the other of Pedro Albizu Campos, the former president of the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico who was imprisoned for attempting to overthrow the Puerto Rican government. He is shown with a Puerto Rican flag in an image taken shortly after he was released from prison due to poor health and pardoned by Marín.

Recoge Tu Destino, from the portfolio "Guariquen: Images and Words Rican/Structured", Juan Sanchez (American, born Brooklyn, New York, 1954), Hand-colored lithograph and screenprint with collage

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