Graciela Iturbide – Bateke


Vintage Photographs by Graciela Iturbide

(4 signed silver gelatin prints)

Poems in French by Aimé Césaire and Alvaro Mutis,

unpublished Spanish translation by Alvaro Mutis

Graphic design by Andres Mengs

Tray case made of natural linen

15 x 12 x 0.8 inches, An edition of 40 copies. This offer is Ed. # 24/40

It was the idea of the Colombian writer Alvaro Mutis to bring together
different ends of the Caribbean Basin and Mexico with the French
Antilles. He had been commissioned by the writer Octavio Paz in the 60s,
to translate for a Mexican literary magazine some texts by the two
prominent ” defenders of the African spirit”, the writers Aimé Césaire
and Edouard Glissant. The publishers proposed to the Mexican
photographer Graciela Iturbide to illustrate these texts, and she
instantaneously found in those words themes that were dear to her.


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