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Luigi Marrozzini, director of the Galería Colibrí in San Juan, provides H.D. Glicksman with information about the Portafolio Latinoamericano, which consists of twenty-two original prints, mostly etchings and lithographs produced in signed, limited editions of one hundred. He also tells Glicksman that a special edition of twenty portfolios numbered with roman numerals had been produced, along with other H/C (Hors Commerce or not for trade) editions. Marrozzini also informs Glicksman about the paper and the printing presses used, as well as the cost of the portfolio. Marrozzini mentions that other portfolios are under production, one by Puerto Rican artists and four individual portfolios by artists from Latin America. Lastly, he informs Glicksman that he has a drypoint by Pablo Picasso entitled Flutiste et Dormeuse II for sale.

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The galleries that promoted graphic work by artists from Puerto Rico that opened in San Juan in the 1960s included Galería Isla (opened in 1963), Galería Sol (opened in 1964) and Galería Santiago (opened in 1965). Of them, the Galería Colibrí (opened in 1963) under the direction of Luigi Marrozzini (1933–1997) was particularly outstanding. It was sponsored by artists and by the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP). In its first years, it focused solely on the exhibition and sale of graphic art from the island. 

The works [in the Portafolio Latinoamericano] were printed at The New York Graphic Workshop, Jacques Mourlot (New York), Lacourière et Frelaut and Georges Leblanc (Paris), or by the artists themselves. The artists who participated in the project were Rodolfo Abularach, Luis Camnitzer, Roberto Delamonica, Agustín Fernández, Antonio Frasconi, Sergio González Tornero, Claudio Juárez, Armando Morales, Rogelio Polesello, Liliana Porter, Arthur Luiz Piza, Edival Ramosa, Omar Rayo, Emilio Sánchez, Antonio Seguí,  Stefan Strocen, Fernado de Szyszlo, Marcos Yrizarry, Julio Zachrisson, and Enrique Zañartu.

 

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
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Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico