Details:

This painting depicts the assassination of Colonel Francisco Javier Arana while referencing traditional landscape painting. Arana was shot dead in a confusing event on the bridge La Gloria in Amatitlán on his way to the military base El Morlón.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

La Gloria (1949)

This painting depicts the assassination of Colonel Francisco Javier Arana while referencing traditional landscape painting. This work is part of a series by the artist, Calligeris, which was the codename given by the CIA to the Guatemalan colonel, Carlos Castillo Armas, in the covert operation PBSUCCESS in 1954.

José Morbán’s work draws from archives, found photographs, documents and other memorabilia from the place now called Dominican Republic. The artist tries to make sense of their personal history and, more broadly, the history of the island. Morbán's work creates fictions as a way to revise the Dominican collective memory and the figures who shape it—exploring political power and its physical manifestations, as well as the instrumentalization of media for political gain.

Specs:

30 inches
30 inches

③ Artist:

José Morbán

José Morbán’s practice attempts to make sense of their personal history and, more broadly, the history of the island where they were born and live. The artist’s work draws from archives, found photographs, documents and other memorabilia from the place now called Dominican Republic to create fictions that revise the Dominican collective memory and the figures who shape it. Morbán’s work explores political power and its physical manifestations, as well as the instrumentalization of media for political gain.

José Morbán:
La Gloria (1949), 2022
Oil on linen
30.0 × 30.0 inches /