Sombreros, Santiago de Cuba by Osvaldo Salas

Sombreros, Santiago de Cuba by Osvaldo Salas

Sombreros, Santiago de Cuba

Osvaldo Salas

Title

Sombreros, Santiago de Cuba

 
Artist
Year
c. 1950 , printed 1962 
Technique
photograph - gelatin silver print 
Image Size
16 9/16 x 12 7/16" image size 
Signature
ink, lower right; signed by artist's son on verso 
Edition Size
Limited, edition not stated 
Annotations
titled and dated in ink; blindstamped copyright "Salas / Habana Cuba" beneath signature; circular blindstamp "Salas S Cuba" in lower left. On verso in ink: "Negatuve by Osvaldo Salas,/ Printed by Robert Salas / Limited edition Cuba." also on verso:  
Reference
 
Paper
white wove photographic 
State
 
Publisher
Artist's estate 
Inventory ID
20888 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Salas was born in Havana and living in New York. By the end of World War II, Salas had fallen in love with photography and he won his first award in 1947. As a publicity photographer, his work was published in Life magazine as well as The New York Times. When Fidel Castro visited the United States in 1955 to raise funds for the revolution, Salas was assigned to photograph him in New York City.

Osvaldo Salas left the US to return to Cuba where he was able to photograph Fidel Castro and many leaders of the revolution. He stayed in Havana for the rest of his life, continuing to document the people of the island.

"Sombreros" was originally shot in 1962. Osvaldo's son Roberto, also a photographer, began to reprint many of his images to offer to an expanding market. This impression is one of those reprints, signed, titled and dated by Roberto. There is a blindstamp "Salas S Cuba" in the lower left corner. On the verso it is annotated in ink: "Negative by Osvaldo Salas / Printed by Roberto Salas / Limited edition Cuba."

There are also 2 ink stamps that read: "Osvaldo Salas Estate / Havana, Cuba / Roberto Salas, Executor" with Roberto's ink signature, and: "This is a Original Image From the Salas Archives and Estate, Havana Cuba / Protected by U.S. and Universal Copyright Laws."