(Recommended July, 2016)
Heroes by the Guatemalan photographer Luis González Palma is one of the few works from his acclaimed early period remaining in the primary market. This work is depicted in the Poems of Sorrow book and was so popular in the Americas that for years it was assumed all copies were sold. This copy, #13/15, was among a larger return of work from his Spanish dealer to the primary US dealer around 2005/2006. It has since exhibited in Chicago, Tucson, and San Diego.
Worthy of a museum collection, this work is an exceptional sample of the artist's use of the gaze; development of character types and symbolism; and employment of hybridized image making techniques, including handprinted silver prints, collage, and painting.
El Circo (The Circus) Portfolio by Luis González Palma