Title The Signs Pile Up: Paintings By Pedro Alvarez
Binding Illustrated Boards
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Near-Fine
Edition First Edition
Publisher Riverside, CA, and Santa Monica, CA UCR Sweeney Art Gallery and Smart Art Press 2008
Seller ID 4128
144-page catalogue for an exhibition held January 26-March 29, 2008, with essays in English and Spanish by Tom Patchett, Tyler Stallings, Kevin Power, Antonio Eligio Fernandez (Tonel), Orlando Hernandez, and Ry Cooder. Alvarez came to prominence during the Periodo Especial in Cuba, and offers a wry commentary on his country's relation with the rest of the world, both historically and currently. The paintings are lively and humorous, veering from primitive to surreal and back. Fine illustrated boards in near-Fine dust jacket with tiny closed tear to upper front corner.