Luis Cruz Azaceta

Latin American Victims of Dictators, Oppression, Torture and Murder

1987

acrylic on canvas

76 1/2 x 168 inches

Luis Cruz Azaceta

AIDS/Count I

1988 

acrylic on canvas

121 x 163 inches

Luis Cruz Azaceta

Man Looking for a Hole

1987

acrlyic on canvas

72 x 48 inches

Luis Cruz Azaceta

Man Between Two Holes

1987 acrylic on canvas

96 x 75 inches

Luis Cruz Azaceta

El Botecito

1987

acrlyic on canvas

76 3/4 x 124 inches

Luis Cruz Azaceta

The Artist

1987

acrylic on canvas

122 x 120 inches

Luis Cruz Azaceta

No Exit

1987-88

acrylic on canvas

96 x 75 inches

Press Release

Luis Cruz Azaceta: New Paintings
May 3 – 28, 1988

During May the Frumkin/Adams Gallery will show a group of large new paintings by Luis Cruz Azaceta. The new works continue the artist’s themes of concern for the oppressed, the role of the artist, and the trials of modern life.

The paintings are mostly on unstretched canvas and the images bear a relationship to the artist’s own likeness. They have a more contemplative mood than earlier works. Some characteristic titles are “No Exit,” “The Artist,” “Life is a Series of Holes,” and “Latin American Victims of Dictators, Oppression, Torture and Murder.”

Luis Cruz Azaceta lives in New York and has exhibited regularly since 1975. He is currently featured in a number of major exhibitions dealing with Latin artists in the USA, and will have a major exhibition this fall in Koln, Germany. He has exhibited widely around the USA and was in the inaugural exhibition of the Contemporary Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is also active as a printmaker and draftsman and participated in “Committed to Print” at the Museum of Modern Art, and had a show of recent drawings this winter at Frumkin/Adams.

The Frumkin/Adams Gallery is open from 10 to 6, Tuesday through Friday, and from 11 to 5:30 on Saturdays.