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  • ICAA Record ID
    863138
    TITLE
    Manifiesto sobre la existencia, 1967- 1968
    DESCRIPTION
    [1] leaf
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Other – Manifestoes
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    De Romero, Ralph. "Manifiesto sobre la existencia." Artist's handwritten, 1967. Private Archives of Lizza Robles, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Synopsis

In this manifesto, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, expresses his thoughts about human existence. In his opinion, social discipline imposes rules he does not care to sign on to. And he is emphatic: he must be allowed to live in his own world.

Annotations

Ralph de Romero Rivera (New York, 1946–Humacao, Puerto Rico, 2000) studied in the Departamento de Bellas Artes [Department of Fine Arts] at the Universidad de Puerto Rico. After he graduated, he returned to New York to study at Pratt Institute (1967–70). During his final year at Pratt, he was granted a Fulbright Grant to study under the muralist and painter David Alfaro Siqueiros in Mexico City, where he spent the two years of the fellowship. He subsequently took courses at the Colorado Graphic Arts Center in Denver (1981), and at the Academie de la Grande Chaumière in París (1993–95).

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Credit
Courtesy of the private archives of Lizza Robles Vda. De Romero, San Juan, Puerto Rico.