Retro/Active: The Work of Rafael Ferrer June 8 - August 22, 2010 El Museo del Barrio, New York.

Cullen, Deborah.

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You may not have heard of this artist, however this Puerto Rican fellow does top-notch work, intelligent and mischievous. This looks at his life, early work (influenced by the Parisian Surrealists, Dada and Wilfredo Lam) and works that directly engage the colour and light of his native Caribbean. In English and Spanish. Over 100 colour plates and archival images.

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Retro/Active: The Work of Rafael Ferrer" is the first major publication to examine the breadth and depth of Puerto Rican-born Rafael Ferrer's influential production over the past 55 years. From Ferrer's avant-garde art actions in the 1960s through his more recent brightly colored paintings paying homage to island life, his artistic journey has always reflected his intelligence, humor and a uniquely Caribbean perspective. Here, essays by curator Deborah Cullen and scholar Edward Sullivan chronicle Ferrer's biography and artistic output, consider the Caribbean and western influences in his work, and chart his early sources, including the Surrealists, Dada, Wifredo Lam and Puerto Rican master Francisco Oller y Cestero. This volume also includes Carter Ratcliff's reprisal of his out-of-print 1973 opus "Rafael Ferrer in the Tropical Sublime" and Vincent Katz's interview with the artist. In all, "Retro/Active" features over 100 full-color plates and archival images, and will spark a critical reconsideration of Ferrer's work.

Book Details

Author Cullen, Deborah.
Format PB
Publisher El Museo del Barrio
Number of Pages 154
Publish Date 1900/01/00
Catalogue LSep6
Catalogue book number 7