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Cuban Art Juan Roberto Diago Portrait

Author: Juan Roberto Diago
Year: 1998
Medium: mixed media and collage on canvas
Size: 39 1/2 x 32 inches
Inventory No: 06893
Price: $



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.

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