Nota. -- Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico: San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1969.
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In this short article, the Puerto Rican artist Roberto Alberty, also known as “el Bochio,” explains that he currently uses frottages [rubbings], collages, and photomontages in his work, adding that he uses cigarette ash to create the frottages. His collages are inspired by New York City, which is, according to the artist, a “collage of races, moods, and possibilities.” His photomontages, on the other hand, are “a gift” inspired by the city of Madrid.
This sheet was part of the catalogue for the exhibition that was presented at the Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico from August 26 to September 13, 1969.
Roberto Alberty “El Bochio” (1930–1985) encouraged avant-garde movements and inspired more than one generation of artists who exhibited their work alongside his in cafés and galleries in the Río Piedras area of the capital city, in the vicinity of the Universidad de Puerto Rico. Alberty, a bohemian artist and sensitive poet was known for expressing himself in a spontaneous, original style embedded in great sincerity. He was a member of the El Mirador Azul [Blue Lookout Point] group that boldly promoted the Surrealist movement.