Topic Descriptor: jails×
  • “La Piedad” : un fresco de Rodríguez Lozano en la penitenciaría del D. F.
    Bergamín, José, 1895-1983
    1942
    In this article the Spanish writer José Bergamín analyzes the mural, La Piedad [Mercy] that Manuel Rodríguez Lozano painted at the Lecumberri prison in Mexico City. He finds aspects of Lozano’s work within the Hispanic heritage adopted by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789210

  • [Letter] Jesualdo y María Carmen [to] David Alfaro Siqueiros, Montevideo, 27 Diciembre, 1962
    Sosa, Jesualdo, 1905-1982; Portela, María Carmen, 1898-
    1962
    This document is a letter sent by two Uruguayan intellectuals to David Alfaro Siqueiros, who had been held at Lecumberri jail in Mexico City since 1960; the letter was sent through the artist’s wife, Angélica Arenal. It was a message of solidarity [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238756

  • A quienes lucharon por mi libertad con mi más profundo reconocimiento
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1964
    After spending four years in prison in Mexico for an obscure “crime of social dissolution,” Siqueiros was released in July 1964. He then wrote this letter to all the friends in various parts of the world who had demanded his freedom. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238740

  • Elizam Escobar: 5 años de sobrelibertá
    2004
    In this interview of Elizam Escobar by Puerto Rican poet Ché Meléndez, five years after the artist was set free, Escobar comments on the psychological weight of what turned out to be 20 years in prison. As Meléndez questions him, Escobar responds [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051749