• José Toirac

    Lisa Sette Gallery

    For Cuban artist José Toirac, the mythology of the universal hero—a story of revolt, sacrifice, and untimely death—infuses the images of Ernesto “Che” Guevara that were for decades all that remained of one of the most famous icons of the socialist cause. Toirac’s recent exhibition, comprising six black-and-white paintings and a large installation in red wine, traced the progression of this myth through the celebrated photographs of Che that, when strung together, show how the revolutionary’s fabled life fits the templates provided by historical icons from Achilles to Jesus Christ,

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