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1 Alvarez, Pedro The Signs Pile Up: Paintings By Pedro Alvarez
Riverside, CA, and Santa Monica, CA UCR Sweeney Art Gallery and Smart Art Press 2008 First Edition Illustrated Boards Fine Near-Fine Book 
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. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Arizta, Guillermo Guillermo Arizta
Paris Galerie Du Fleuve 1994 First Edition Paper in Paper Jacket Fine Fine Book 
28-page catalogue, with text in Spanish, French, and English, illustrated with 15 color plates of the work, which is abstract and mixes media to great effect. Fine in paper with illustrated paper jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Bravo, Marta Maria Perez Marta Maria Perez Bravo
Garza Garcia, Mexico Galeria Ramis Barquet 1996 First Edition Stiff Wraps Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
80-page catalogue, with text in Spanish and English. Many black and white images by this always interesting Cuban photographer. This group consists of a series of portraits of a woman sleeping and possibly dreaming. Near-Fine in stiff wraps with light wear to the corners. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Climent, Elena Elena Climent: En Busca Del Presente [In Search of the Present]
San Miquel Chapultepec Galeria De Arte Mexicano 1993 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
16-page exhibition catalogue with text in Spanish and 7 plates, six of them in color. The style is midway between folk and outsider art; very lively. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Jones, Julie Bibliography For Olmec Sculpture [Primitive Art Bibliographies No. II]
New York The Museum of Primitive Arts 1963 First Edition Paper Very Good Issued Without Jacket Book 
8 pages, with introductory essay by Jones. No illustrations, but an invaluable resource. Very Good Condition with light toning. Other bibliographies in this series also available. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Lomas Garza, Carmen Carmen Lomas Garza
New York Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris 1995 First Edition Card Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
12-page brochure from an exhibition held July 19-September 22, 1995, with an excellent essay by Victor Zamudio Taylor, illustrated with eight paintings, five in color. In the "country" scenes, the artist shows her Chicana Grandma Moses side, but there is also a still life and a portrait here. Fine in illustrated card. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Mattelart, Michele TV Sandino: New Videotapes from Nicaragua
New York Artists Space 1987 First Edition Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
12-page catalogue for an exhibition held February 5-March 14, 1987, and illustrated with black and white thumbnails. The exhibition featured videos produced by Sistema Sandinista de Television, Martha Wallner and Miriam Loaisiga, and the Ministry of the Interior. Fine in wraps as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Morales, Jose Jose Morales: Pintura y Borradura
San Juan, Puerto Rico Museo De Arte Contemporaneo De Puerto Rico 1994 First Edition Paper + illustrated Card Cover Fine Fine Book 
Catalogue for an exhibition held November 18, 1994-February 3, 1995, illustrated with 16 color plates of the work, which is semi-abstract and definitely brooding. Fine paper covers in illustrated color card cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 None 10 Artistas De Mexico: Monica Castillo,Miguel Castro Lenero, Javier De La Garza, Arturo Elizondo, Rocio Maldonado, Alberto Montano. Dulce Marie Nunez, Geogina Quintana, Nestor Quinones, Adolfo Riestra
New York Grace Borgenicht Gallery 1993 First Edition Wraps As Issued Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
16-page catalogue for an exhibition held November 23-December 22, 1993, with an essay by William M. Chambers III and 10 black and white plates of the work, which includes painting and sculpture. Near-Fine in wraps with neat notation to upper right corner of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Otero, Nestor Nestor Otero: Horizontes + Sombras
San Juan, Puerto Rico Galeria Raices En Puerto Rico 1994 First Edition Card Folder Fine Issued Without Jacket Book Signed by Artist
Brown card folder with five individual sheets plus invitation card for an exhibition held October 6-29, 1994. Four works are pictured on the enclosed sheets and an additional work is pictured on the invitation card. The work is part installation, part wall construction, and totally interesting. An important early document of Otero's work. Signed ("Otero"}, dated, and inscribed in pencil on the overleaf of the folder, which is in Fine condition as are the enclosures. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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11 Suarez, Jaime Jaime Suarez: Ceramica 1975-1985
Ponce, Puerto Rico Museo De Arte De Ponce 1985 First Edition Illustrated Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
40-page catalogue for an exhibition held August 31-October 28 in Ponce and November 15, 1985 to January 31, 1986, at the Chase Manhattan Bank in San Juan. Text in Spanish, including essays by Maria Luisa Moreno and Marimar Benitez. Illustrated with 28 plates, nine in color, plus a photograph of the artist with some of his work, also in color. The forms and materials are often organic, although clearly constructed. Very interesting work. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Unknown Colonial Art from Puerto Rico
Washington DC National Museum of American Art First Edition Paper Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
28-page brochure covering selections from the gift of Teodoro Vidal to the Museum. Fifteen works shown in color, mostly portraits, but some carving ("San Benito Abad", "La Virgen y el Nino", "Los Reyes Magos" and "La Mano Ponderosa", with carvings of the Virgin, Joseph, and Mary's parents on the fingertips). Fine in paper as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Various Emblems of His City: Jose Campeche and San Juan
New York El Museo Del Barrio 1988 First Edition Printed Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
40-page exhibition catalogue devoted to the life and observations of Campeche, born in San Juan in the mid-18th century, with text in English and Spanish, and illustrated with maps, portraits, and other visuals. Fine in illustrated wraps as issued. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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14 Various Mexico en El Arte 4 (October 1948)
Mexico City Mexico Rafael Solana 1948 First Edition Wraps As Issued Very Good Issued Without Jacket Periodical 
The October 1948 issue of Mexico en el Arte features the work of David Alfaro Siqueiros, among others. Four color plates tipped in. Articles on literature, the opera, and the theatre, as well as gallery reviews. A snapshot of the arts in post-war Mexico. Covers illustrated with color painting by Raul Anguiano of Carnevale figures that come across as more sinister than they are meant to be. Corners lifted, light wear to edges and ends, tiny chip out of front top edge 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Various Primer Festival Internacional De Cine De Morelia
Morelia, Mexico 2003 First Edition Stiff Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
150 page program guide to the Festival, with lots of advertising, and text in Spanish. Well over a hundred filmmakers took part, including Clint Eastwood, Salma Hayek, James Ivory, and Campbell Scott. Among the films: Dogville, Mystic River, and a retrospective of the films of Miguel Contreras Torres, a native Michoacano. Each film annotated in detail. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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