Sarduy Artwork at Princeton

Kamel Ouidi, Portrait of Severo Sarduy, ca. 1980. Gelatin silver print.

Kamel Ouidi, Portrait of Severo Sarduy, ca. 1980. Gelatin silver print. Graphic Arts Collection.

Rubén Gallo, Director of the Latin American Studies Program at Princeton and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, recently highlighted an acquisition in the Graphic Arts Collection of thirty-four paintings and drawings by the novelist, critic, poet, and visual artist Severo Sarduy (1937-1993).  Professor Gallo’s article, “Un cubano en Princeton,” appears in a recent issue of Ñ, the cul­tural sup­ple­ment of the Argen­tine daily Clarín:

Un cubano en Princeton” by Rubén Gallo

The Sarduy collection is also featured in two articles in the most recent issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle (Vol. LXXII, no. 3, 2012):

“Moctezuma’s Revenge, or Severo Sarduy in Princeton” by Rubén Gallo.

“Biography of a Few Paintings” by François Wahl (translated by Françoise Gramet and Richard Sieburth).

The original French text of Wahl’s reminiscence can be accessed online: “Biographie de quelques tableaux.”

For more about the Sarduy collection at Princeton, including several images of the artwork, see the Graphic Arts blog post, “Severo Sarduy, Novelist, Critic, Poet, and Painter.”

14. March 2013 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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