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Agustín Fernández: Armaduras

Year
2020
Cover
Paperback
editors
Gean Moreno
authors
Jonathan Katz and Gean Moreno
designer
Eric Wrenn Office, New York
publisher
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
isbn
978-0-9982534-0-4
pages
208
dimensions
9 x 6 in.
credits
Cover photo: Agustín Fernández, Untitled, 1975 (detail). Oil on canvas, 69 x 69 in. Brandon Webster Collection, Washington, DC. Photo: Brandon Webster. Courtesy the Fernández Family

Agustín Fernández (b. 1928, Havana; d. 2006, New York) is an indispensable figure among Cuban artists and within international postwar modernism. Although he did not consider himself a Surrealist or a strictly erotic painter, Fernández developed a distinctive pictorial practice that explored the relationships between eroticism and violence, human anatomy and machinery, and unconscious yearnings and obsessions. After leaving Cuba in 1959, Fernández lived in Paris and San Juan, before settling in New York in 1972.