Item No: #306296 Canto a Fidel [Song for Fidel]. Carilda Oliver Labra.
Canto a Fidel [Song for Fidel]
Canto a Fidel [Song for Fidel]
Canto a Fidel [Song for Fidel]

Canto a Fidel [Song for Fidel]

Notes: Pergamino (folded broadside). 9-1/2 by 50 inches unfolded. One of 50 copies. Colección del San Juan.

A poem in tribute to the then-leader of Cuba. Text photocopied on several sheets and assembled into a single broadside decorated with collage elements and handcoloring. Design and calligraphy by Rolando Estévez who incorporated fabric from a pair of pants he wore in the 1980s, when he hiked the Sierra Maestra mountains, the place from where Fidel Castro launched his overthrow of the Cuban government.

The limitation number is written on a folded piece of paper inserted into a footprint-shaped pocket on the verso of the broadside. Like many such pergaminos, this includes a loop of yarn for hanging (literatura de cordel).

OCLC: CSL DEIAI FQG

Edition + Condition: With the bellyband, as issued. This copy includes a wooden olive spear from a night club located in the mountains.

Publication: Matanzas, Cuba: Ediciones Vigía, [n.d. but ca. 2007].

Item No: #306296

Price: $350