Federico García Lorca: Poet in New York

5.28.2013

By Jerry Portwood

The gay Spanish poet is remembered for his time in the city

Self-portrait with flag and fabulous beast

The drawings done in New York, four of which appeared in the first edition of Poet in New York, are somber, sometimes deathly in tone. In a series of self-portraits, a stylized figure is surrounded by horses or beasts suggestive of medieval illuminated commentaries on the Book of Revelation.

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