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In 1973, Andrew Stasik, director of the Pratt Graphic Center, assembled a collection of Puerto Rican prints later acquired by the Exxon Corporation, which also sponsored an exhibition of the collection that traveled to major cities in the United States. Later, the collection was purchased by Esso Standard Oil Company Puerto Rico so that it could travel throughout the island. It consisted of fifty prints by twenty-four Puerto Rican artists including José Alicea, Myrna Báez, Lorenzo Homar, Antonio Martorell, Domingo García, and José Rosa. In subsequent years, the collection did not circulate any more.

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The interest of the North American oil company in collecting and disseminating art from Latin America is evident in the article “Introduction (Esso Salon of Young Artists: Salón Esso de Artistas Jóvenes).” (See doc. No. 752660).

Researcher
Flavia Marichal
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Location
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras