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For America (José Martí), (1986)

Thomas Eakins, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1844–1916

Platinum print on paper, 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. irreg. (8.3 x 9.0 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 83.84

Exhibition History:
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. "Manly Pursuits: the Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins," 9 September-5 December 2010.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Dark Matters," 24 January 2012-6 January 2013, no cat.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection

Juan Francisco Elso, Cuban, b. Havana, 1956–1988

Wood, plaster, earth, pigment, synthetic hair, and glass eyes, 56 3/4 x 17 1/4 x 18 1/4 in. (144.1 x 43.8 x 46.4 cm) entire piece: dimensions variable

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1998

Accession Number: 98.15

Magali Lara (wife of the artist), Mexico City, [1988]
[Private collection, by 1996]
George Adams Gallery, New York, to 7 August 1998
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1998

Exhibition History:
[MUSEO NACIONAL DE BELLAS ARTES, Havana, Cuba. Segunda Bienal de La Habana (2nd Havana Biennial), 26 November-31 December 1986, cat.]
[MUSEO DE ARTE CARILLO GIL, Mexico City (organizers). "Juan Francisco Elso: Por América," 1989-1990, cat., ill. TOUR: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, List Center, Cambridge.]
[BIBLIOTECA LUIS ANGEL ARANGO, Bogota, and tour. "Ante America," 1992-1994, ill. p. 93.]
[CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris. "Face à l'Histoire, 1933-1996," 17 December 1996-7 April 1997, ill. p. 542.]
[CENTRO CULTURAL ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, Mexio City. "Así está la cosa: Instalación y arte objeto en América Latina," 25 July-20 October 1997.]

Published References:
CAMNITZER, LUIS. "An Art of Secular Mysticism," New Art Examiner 18:3 (November 1990), p. 30, ill.
MOSQUERA, GERARDO. "Africa in the Art of Latin American," Art Journal 51:4 (Winter 1992), fig. 5, p. 36; p. 37.
CAMNITZER, LUIS. New Art of Cuba (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994), pp. 56-57, ill.
SULLIVAN, EDWARD J. Arte Latinoamericano del Siglo XX (Donostia-San Sebastían, Spain: Editorial Nerea, S.A., 1996), no. 101, ill. p. 100.
MOSQUERA, GERARDO. "Juan Francisco Elso: Sacralisation and the 'Other' Postmodernity in New Cuban Art," Third Text 41 (Winter 1997-1998), ill. p. 74; pp. 80-81, 83-84.
CAMNITZER, LUIS, RACHEL WEISS et al. Por América: La Obra de Juan Francisco Elso (San Antonio: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2000), pp. 164-175; ill. cover, figs. 22-23.
CRAVEN, DAVID. Art and Revolution in Latin America, 1910-1990 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006), no. 65, ill. p. 79.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hispanic Contemporary