Author: Juan Roberto Diago
Medium: mixed media and collage on canvas
Size: 39 1/2 x 32 inches
Inventory No: 06893
Private Collection, Madrid, Spain.
In the late 1990s, Juan Roberto Diago
left Cuba to travel to Europe. He landed
in Spain with no funds, where he was
housed and fed by two families who
believed in the artist. Diago produced a
body of work in 1998 that would set the
course for the issues he would explore
throughout his career. Early signs of his
later iconography appear throughout –
masks, scars, and references to identity
populate the works. Productions from
this period have become very rare and
sought after by collectors.
Around this time, the artist found his
footing. In 1999, Diago exhibited in
Paris and became the first Latin
American artist to receive the
prestigious Prix Amédée Maratier award.
In 2001, the artist began collaborating
with Cernuda Arte, which granted him
his first exposure in the United States.
Acquired by a Private Collector in
New York, New York.