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Esteban Valdés’s Fuera de Trabajo and Its Influence

Fuera de Trabajo de Esteban Valdés y su influencia

Marxz Rosado, The Process for Attaining the Signature of Pedro Albizu Campos in Neon Lights (Proceso para conseguir la firma de Pedro Albizu Campos en luces de neón), 1977–2002
Marxz Rosado, The Process for Attaining the Signature of Pedro Albizu Campos in Neon Lights (Proceso para conseguir la firma de Pedro Albizu Campos en luces de neón), 1977–2002. Neon. Installation view, Tráfico Gráfico, Dr. Pío López Martínez Museum of Art at the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, 2012. Photo: Courtesy of the Dr. Pío López Martínez Museum of Art at the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus

Esteban Valdés’s groundbreaking book of concrete poetry Fuera de Trabajo is, argues Marina Reyes Franco, a touchstone of Puerto Rican culture of the 1970s that was unjustly ignored until its rediscovery by artists after 2000. More