Álvaro Barrios Popular Print for the 9th Biennial of Tokyo, published in Diario del Caribe, October 3, 1974 (Grabado popular impreso para la IX Bienal de Grabados de Tokyo, publicado en Diario del Caribe, 3 de octubre de 1974) 1974

  • Not on view

Barrios, a teacher, critic, painter, and sculptor, was a key figure in the introduction of Conceptual art to Colombia with his series Grabados populares, or Popular Prints. Rather than producing traditional limited editions, Barrios issued his Popular Prints in great numbers by having them printed in local newspapers, signing and numbering the works for anyone who asked him to do so. These prints, mostly published between 1972 and 1984, often display the lush, dreamlike quality found in his paintings and collages, which combine art–historical, cultural, and religious references in fantastic and surreal scenes.

Gallery label from New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930–2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions, November 21, 2007–February 25, 2008.
Medium
Three offset lithographs on newsprint
Dimensions
composition (see child records): dimensions vary; sheet (each, unfolded): 22 11/16 x 29" (57.7 x 73.6 cm)
Publisher
Diario del Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia
Printer
Diario del Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia
Edition
22,000
Credit
Gift of the artist
Object number
509.2005.1-3
Copyright
© 2021 Álvaro Barrios
Department
Drawings and Prints
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