Posts Tagged ‘Cuban Art’

We have collected many original art pieces over the years.  They all have stories, and all are special.  But our latest acquisition is especially sweet.

My husband and I were instrumental in bringing Cuban artist Julio Cepeda to Reading for a two month residency last year. During the 3 plus years it to plan his exhibition, he was shipping work to us as he finished it.

At one point he asked us to see if we could find some small bottles that he could use in a work to be called The Pharmacist.

We looked at flea markets, and found a few — at about $10 a pop! Some made it into this piece — but I can’t remember which ones they were.

We hadn’t been in a position to purchase one of his major pieces last year, but after his show at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading ended in October, 2018, they agreed to continue to display the work that hadn’t sold. And one of those was The Pharmacist. I wanted something with a little bit of blue in it to fit in our living room. So we made the decision to purchase. I’m so happy we did! It gives me joy every day.