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Lot 46

Fernando La Rosa (Peru)

Marco VII 2nd Ave and 59th Street, New York City, 1980

Carbon pigment print, archival paper, printed circa 2009
17 ¼ x 22 ¼ inches (43 x 56 cm), signed in pencil on back

Courtesy of the artist

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Artist Bio

Peruvian photographer, Fernando La Rosa earned his B.F.A from the Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes del Perú, Lima (1970). In Peru, La Rosa founded the first South American gallery dedicated to photography, opened a photography school and traveled with Minor White with whom he studied, in 1973, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. For two years, in the late 1970s, La Rosa travelled with Aaron Siskind, curating an exhibition of Siskind’s work for Secuencia Foto-galería, Lima, where he was director. La Rosa was became an instructor at Parsons School for Design-The New School, New York in 1978 and joined the faculty of Tulane University, New Orleans in 1985 as an assistant professor. He earned his M.F.A at Tulane (1990). La Rosa has been a professor at Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia since 1998.

La Rosa’s work has been shown in the U.S., Mexico, and South America, most recently, The Silent Cities of Peru: Archeological Photography, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens (2014). The Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA), Galería Germán Kruger, Lima curated a retrospective of La Rosa’s work in 2008 which included a comprehensive catalogue, Fernando La Rosa: fotografías 1968–2007 (Lima: ICPNA, 2008).
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