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Monday, April 25, 2011

Preview: Rosendo Pita at Barbara Archer

The first exhibition of Rosendo Pita's work will open at Barbara Archer Gallery this Friday. The Cuban-born artist, though, won't be there to see it. Pita passed away in 2007, more than forty years after fleeing Cuba for New York City in 1962.

He worked in the hospital industry, but Barbara Archer Gallery says that his artwork consumed his domestic life. "Pita's home, the one he shared with Peter Cristopher —his companion of 37 years, was a truly unique environment. Every inch of their apartment was covered in art he made, found or collected. These objects range from the rare and precious to those found in the street or in a 5¢-and-10¢ store. Everything was combined; and in his eyes everything was precious."

The exhibition opens on Fri., April 29 at 7 pm. You see more of his work after the jump and get more details from Barbara Archer.

Rosendo Pita, Camino de Palmas

Rosendo Pita, Untitled (Dancing Figure w/ Mantilla)

Rosendo Pita, La Belle Zelie

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