Press Release

Also during November and December the George Adams Gallery will exhibit a group of 8 watercolors by Luis Cruz Azaceta made between 1977 and 1981. Included in the exhibition are several unsparing depictions of inner city life inspired by real-life events as well as several early self-portraits, such as the sinister “Self-portrait: Smiling” from 1977, and the more light-hearted “Self-portrait: Spitting Bullets” of 1981. Luis Cruz Azaceta was born in Cuba in 1946, immigrated to New York in 1960, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 1969. The recipient of numerous grants and the subject of several museum surveys, Azaceta has lived and worked in New Orleans since 1992.

Exhibition Checklist

1.
Back Alley Assassination
1978
color pencil, paper
23 3/4 x 18 inches
LCAd 137

2.
Self Portrait Smiling
1977
color pencil, paper
24 x 19 inches
LCAd 135

3.
Self Portrait: Spitting Bullets
1980
color ink, crayon, collage on paper
22 1/4 x 30 inches
LCAd 133

4.
Arsenal
1978
color pencil, paper
18 x 24 inches
LCAd 139

5.
Autoretrato, Pistola y Otras Cositas
1979
watercolor, color pencil, paper
35 x 25 inches
LCAd 141

6.
Indifference (Small Infernos)
1977
color pencil, paper
18 x 24 inches
LCAd 136

7.
Self-Portrait Throwing the Devil Out
1981
ink, pencil, paper
22 x 30 inches
LCad02

8.
Killed and Robbed a Golden Tooth and His Credit Card
1978
color pencil, paper
18 x 24 inches
LCAd 138