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Wilfredo Prieto, Untitled, 2008, pen on paper, 10 5/8 x 14 3/8".

Wilfredo Prieto

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Wilfredo Prieto, Untitled, 2008, pen on paper, 10 5/8 x 14 3/8".

Wilfredo Prieto is mostly known for his sculptures, installations, and performances, but, like most other artists, he has also produced a good many drawings over the course of his career, many of them related to his better-known work. Although his drawings have occasionally been included in his exhibitions, “Café hecho por Di” (A Coffee Made by Di) was the first to focus on them entirely. This show included 150 small untitled drawings (some of them dating as far back as the Cuban artist’s student years, others quite recent) and a single vast one, some thirty feet long. What stands out more than any individual work, however, is the difference between Prieto the draftsman and Prieto the sculptor. The crux of his work as the latter is always his surprising use of materials, exemplified in his celebrated exhibition at the Barcelona branch of NoguerasBlanchard in 2007, when he gathered

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