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Spanish Cartoonist Andres Vazquez Donates Several of his Works to Cuba
Andrés Vázquez de Sola, Spanish journalist, writer and cartoonist, has given Cuba 14 of his paintings, mainly of 1.20 x 1 meters, in which intellectuals and politicians of the island are reflected.

The national hero José Martí, the novelist Alejo Carpentier, writer José Lezama Lima, poet Dulce María Loynaz, poet Nicolás Guillén and sculptor Agustín Cárdenas are some of the characters caught by the Spanish cartoonist.

The oldest of these pictures dates from 1962. Most of the pieces were made in France where he met some of the characters, on their way to the UNESCO headquarters, in the City of Light.

With the donation of these pieces to UNEAC, the Spanish artist is satisfying an old dream, which he was trying to fulfil for years.

"When I promise something I do it, I love Cuba and I would it give everything I have. Like Marti, my best weapons are my ideas, my sketches." In 2006 the Spanish artist published his book Los 5 en punto de... mira, where the texts and the images offer strong arguments about the dirty politics, and the innocence of Antonio, Fernando, Gerardo, Ramón and René.

For his revolutionary ideas and for being against Franco he went into exile for 30 years in France. There he worked with the newspapers Le Monde and L'Humanité, and for 20 years on the prestigious magazine Le Canard Enchainé. For his work was honoured by UNESCO and has also received important international awards.

The donation was made during the celebrations of the International Book Fair, where he presented his most recent text, La madre negra, dedicated to his mother in law Dinora. He said that if there is a Cuban publishing house interested in publishing his book, he will give up the copyrights with pleasure


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