Size: 19.5 x 27.5 inches
About The Poster: In the late 1960's, Columbia decided to focus on arts education in some of its larger cities. According to a website devoted to the history of Columbian cultural activities, "the emergence of a new national and international art order" was the impetus behind the creation of a Biennal in Cali and Medellin in the late '60s, as well as a push for private and public funding art schools, and exhibitions, like the one featured in this spectacularly simple poster.
About the Artist: Gustavo Zalamea is a Colombian artist. Throughout his career, Zalamea's work has been recognized with many awards. In 1976 he was invited to take part in the Salón Atenas at the Museum of Modern Art in Bogotá, and in 1977 received an Icetex grant to study contemporary art in Italy. He was a finalist in the 1980 Proceso "Nueva Imagen" contest with a book of drawings, "Los Papeles de la Tierra" (Earth Papers), and in 1982 won the Mexican national contest of the Fondo Cultural Cafetero for a mural in the Edifício Leónidas Londoño de Manizales. He has taught art since 1994, when he joined the Faculty of Arts of the National University of Colombia as an associate professor. (rogallery.com)
Poster is unlined, in good condition (see photos for close ups of ruffled edges, which will disappear when poster is framed or linen-backed). From a private collection.