JUAN TOMAS ESSON REID C U R R I C U L U M

 


BORN

 

1963 Marianao, La Habana, Cuba. Nicknamed EL BICHO.

1990 Migrated to Miami, Florida, United States of America.

1994 Moved to a Studio in Chelsea, New York City.

 

BORN AGAIN

 

1995 Born Again Believer in New York City.

1998 Becomes an American Citizen in New York City.

2000 Evicted from his Studio in Chelsea, New York City.

2000 – 2005 Lived at his Mother’s House in Hialeah, Florida.

2005 Resides in Biscayne Gardens, North Miami Beach, Florida.

 

ACADEMY ART STUDIES

 

1987 Instituto Superior de Arte. Playa, La Habana, Cuba. Awarded Graduado Más Destacado en lo Artístico Creador.

1982 Academia de Artes Plásticas San Alejandro. Marianao, La Habana, Cuba.

1978 Escuela Elemental de Artes Plásticas de 23 Y C, José Antonio Díaz Peláez. Vedado,
La Habana, Cuba.

 

ONE ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

 

2017 Tomas Esson: MIAMI FLOW 2017. Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami.

2010 Tomas Esson: THE RETURN OF THE DRAGON 2010. Ramis Barquet Gallery, Chelsea New York City.

2008 EL BICHO 2008/09. Hammonds House Galleries and Resources Center of African American Art. Atlanta, Georgia. Brochure with Artist Interviewed by Ana Margarita Fernandez.

2000 MONDONGO GORDO. Wet Drawings Show. Denise Andrews Gallery. Miami, Florida.

1997 WWW.TOMASESSON.COM Real Time Digital Exhibition.
WET PAINTINGS for The White House. Brewster Arts LTD. New York City.

1995 AGUA. Vrej Baghoomian Gallery. Soho, New York City.

1993 Chá-Chá-Chá. Galería Ramis Barquet. Art Cologne - Internationaler Kunstmarkt. Cologne,
Germany. Catalogue with artist's interview by Eduard Sullivan.

1991 ¡Que Calor! Fredric Snitzer Gallery. Miami. Catalogue with essays by Coco Fusco and
Antonio Eligio,'Tonel'

1988 A Tarro Partido II. Galería 23 y 12. La Habana, Cuba. (Censored and Closed Exhibition)

ESSONSISEHACE. Instituto Superior de Arte, La Habana, Cuba.

1987 A Tarro Partido. Museo Provincial de Villa Clara, Santa Clara, Cuba. Catalogue with essay by Gerardo Mosquera.

 

GROUP ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS

 

2009 EXILES. Ramis Barquet Gallery. Chelsea, New York City.

POST - SCRIPTUM. EDITART. Chene-Bougeries, Geneve.

Irreversible 100 Most. Inflatable TALISMAN Sculpture. CIFO Art Space. Miami, Florida. (Catalogue)

Arte América. Inflatable TALISMAN Sculpture. Miami Beach, Florida

2008 GIANTS In The CITY. Inflatable TALISMAN Sculpture. Miami, Florida. (Catalogue)

2006 Group Show. José Alonso Art Gallery. Miami, Florida.

Unorthodox Drawings. José Alonso Art Gallery. Miami, Florida.

Big Juicy Paintings. Miami Art Museum. Miami, Florida

2004 Nepotism: The Art of Friendship. Curated by Edouard Duval Carrié, Museum Of Art Fort
Lauderdale, Florida.

2003 Drawing Conclusions. Curated by Nina Arias. Miami, Florida. (Catalogue)

2002 Art From Cuba. The Ludwig Collection. State Russian Museum and Ludwig Museum, Saint
Petersburg, Russia. (Catalogue)

Contemporary Cuban Art In New York. Benefit And Silent Auction. New York City. (Catalogue)

Why Don't We Do It On The Road? Ambrosino Gallery. Miami, Florida.

2001 New Art OFF Cuba. José Alonso Art Gallery. Miami, Florida.

2000 Palmas Reales y Vitrales. José Alonso Art Gallery. Miami, Florida.

Paper Papel. José Alonso Art Gallery. Miami, Florida.

1999 Size Matters. GAle GAtes et al. Brooklyn, New York.

1998 Loin de Cuba. Musée des Tapisseries. Aix-en-Provence, France. (Catalogue)

1997 FORM UND FUNKTION DER ZEICHNUNG HEUTE. Frankfurt, Germany. (Catalogue-cover)

1996 Monkey Business. Brewster Arts LTD. New York.

Selection Summer' 96. The Drawing Center. New York.

Cuba Siglo XX Modernidad y Sincretismo. Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. Las Palmas de
Gran Canarias, Spain. (Catalogue)

1995 Caribbean Visions. Contemporary Painting and Sculpture. Miami Art Museum. Florida.
(Catalogue)

Premio Marco 1994. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey. México. (Catalogue)

Cuba la Isla Posible. Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona. Spain. (Catalogue)

1993 Prospect 93. Eine Internationale Ausstellung Aktueller Kunst. Kunstalle, Frankfurt,
Germany. (Catalogue)

1992 Aquí Arte Hispano en Orlando. City Hall. Orlando, Florida.

Drawings Show. Fredric Snitzer Gallery. Miami, Florida.

Cuatro Que Se Fueron. Osuna Gallery. Washington DC.

Von Dort Aus: Kuba. Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst. Aachen, Germany. (Catalogue)

1991 De Cubaanse Renaissance. Maatschappij Arti et Amicitiae. Amsterdam. (Catalogue)

Los Hijos de Guillermo Tell. Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero. Caracas,
Venezuela. Traveled to Banco de la República de Colombia. Bogotá. Catalogue with essay by
Gerardo Mosquera.

Nuevas Adquisiciones Contemporáneas: Muestras de Arte Cubano. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. La Habana, Cuba.( Catalogue)

Ostkunst - Westkunst. Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen. Germany. (Catalogue)

Senki Sem Sziget. Ernst Muzeum, Budapest. Catalogue with essay by Judith Sarosdy.

1990 Aktuelle Kunst aus Kuba. Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen. Stuttgart, Germany. (Catalogue).

The Nearest Edge of the World: Art and Cuba Now. Main Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art. Boston. Traveled to the Bronx Museum, New York. Catalogue with essays by Kellie Jones and
Gerardo Mosquera.

No Man Is an Island. Poring Taidemuseo. Finland. Catalogue with essays by Marketta Seppalla,
Gerardo Mosquera, Osvaldo Sánchez and Antonio Eligio ‘Tonel’. Traveled to Plaffy Palace, Vienna,
Austria.

1989 Contemporary Art from Havana. Riverside Studios. London, Great Britain.
Traveled to Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Seville, Spain. Catalogue with essay by Gerardo
Mosquera.

Jóvenes Artistas de la República Democrática Alemana y Cuba. Museo Nacional de Bellas
Artes. La Habana and Neue Berliner Galerie im Alten Museum. Berlin, East- Germany. Catalogue
With essay by Tonel.

Patria o Muerte. Castillo de la Real Fuerza. La Habana, Cuba. Catalogue with essay by Tonel.

II Bienal de Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador. (Catalogue)

III Bienal de La Habana. La Habana, Cuba. (Catalogue)

1988 Contemporary Cuban Art. Tretryakov Gallery. Moscow, Soviet Union. (Catalogue)

Made in Havana: Contemporary Art from Cuba. Art Gallery of New South Wales. Sidney,
Australia. Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art. Brisbane and Australian Center for

Contemporary Art Melbourne. Catalogue with essay by Charles Merewether.

No Es Solo Lo Que Ves. Facultad de Artes y Letras, Universidad de La Habana. Cuba.

Raíces en Acción. Museo de Arte Carrillo Gill, México. Traveled to Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Lima, Perú; Museo de Arte Moderno, Caracas. Catalogue with essay by Gerardo Mosquera.

Segundo Encuentro de Jóvenes Artistas. Museo Provincial de Villa Clara. Santa Clara, Cuba.

1987 Estrictamente Personal. Fototeca de Cuba. La Habana, Cuba.

Primer Encuentro de Jóvenes Artistas. Museo Provincial de Villa Clara. Santa Clara, Cuba.

I Bienal de Pintura Jaime Guasch. Barcelona, Spain. Awarded First Prize. (Catalogue)

1986 Concurso 13 de Marzo. Galería L, Habana, Cuba. Awarded First Prize in Painting.

Relevo. Instituto Superior de Arte. La Habana, Cuba.

1985 Pinturas y Dibujos. Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño. La Habana, Cuba.

IV Jornada Científica Estudiantil. Instituto Superior de Arte. La Habana, Cuba. Awarded
Honorable Mention.

1984 Arte en la Fábrica. La Habana, Cuba.

Instituto Superior de Arte Saluda la I Bienal de La Habana. Galería Habana e Instituto
Superior de Arte, La Habana.

1983 My First Show. Sala Talía. La Habana, Cuba.

 

MUSEUMS COLLECTIONS

 

Nassau County Museum of Art. Roslyn Harbour, New York. “Slash 1994’’ Oil on Canvas & whip 103 x 212 in. / 261 x 538 cm. “La Rumba 1995” Oil on Linen 87 x 211 in. / 221 x 538 cm. “La Conga 1995” Oil on Linen 87 x 211 in. / 221 x 538 cm. and “Beauty Mark 1996” Oil on Linen 87 x 68 in. / 221 x 173 cm.

Whitney Museum of American Art. New York City. “Portfolio Five 1994” Snitzer – Michael’s Editions. Serigraphy made at Jo Watanabes Studio. Brooklyn, New York.

Museum of Cotemporary Art San Diego. California. “Riding Crop 1993” Oil on Canvas & whip 81 x 115 in. / 206 x 292 cm.

Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst. Aachen, Germany. “Swing a la Cucaracha 1988” Charcoal and a cockroach on canvas 79 x 59 in. / 200 x 149 cm. and “¡Viva Cuba Libre! 1989” Oil on Canvas 79 x 79 in. / 200 x 200 cm. (Painting collaboration with Carlos R. Cardenas)

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Chicago, Illinois. “Deco Drawing Series 1992” Ink on Paper.

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Monterrey. México. “Whip 1994” Oil on Canvas & whip in wooden glass box 103 x 212 in. / 261 x 539 cm.

Miami Art Museum. Florida. “Leonor 1991” Oil on Canvas 67 x 82 in. / 170 x 207 cm.

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Florida. “In The Attic 1992” Oil on Canvas 69 x 101 in. / 175 x 257 cm.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. La Habana, Cuba. “La Gallina del Tutu Rosado 1987” Oil on Canvas 69 x 54 in. / 176 x 136 cm.

Museum of Contemporary Art. North Miami, Florida. “Portfolio Five 1994” Snitzer – Michael’s Editions. Serigraphy made at Jo Watanabes Studio. Brooklyn, New York.

Hirshhonn Museum. Smithsonian Museum. “Portfolio Five 1994” Snitzer – Michael’s Editions. Serigraphy made at Jo Watanabes Studio. Brooklyn, New York.

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2007 TALISMAN Plafón. Acrylic on stucco ceiling 144 x 144 in. / 366 x 366 cm. Key Biscayne
Residence. Miami, Florida. José Alonso Art Gallery. Miami, Florida.

1992 Absolut Esson. Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 18 in. / 61 x 46 cm. Absolut Vodka Publicity Campaign.Teaneck, New Jersey.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2009 Catherine Fox. Cuban exile skillfully presents a low view of human nature. The Atlanta Journal - Constitution. January 6, 2009. (Newspaper)

2008 Cinque Hicks. TOMAS ESSON pieces together human nature at the Hammonds House Museum. December 29, 2008. Atlanta, Georgia. (Newspaper on Website)

Alberto Brown Rodriguez. EL BICHO Y EL PICHON: dos muestras afrocubanas. Mundo
Hispánico. 27 de Noviembre de 2008, Atlanta, Georgia. (Newspaper)

Emily Michot. Video on “Giants in The City Take Over”. The Miami Herald, Florida.
December 3, 2008. (Newspaper on Website)

2006 Alfredo Triff. Review on Show “Yo Soy Mi Foto”: Crónicas de Nuestro Tiempo. “The Empire
State Building vs. The Water Tank”. El Nuevo Herald. Miami, Florida. December 24, 2006.
(Newspaper)

José Antonio Evora. Review on the Show “Cubanos sin fronteras: Tomás Esson y Yamel Molerio
Siempre hay un ojo que te ve” El Nuevo Herald. Miami, Florida. June 3, 2006. (Newspaper)

Alfredo Triff. Review on the Show “Drawing in Cuban ‘Unconventional’ is not the right word for
Tomás Esson y Yamel Molerio.” The Sun Post. Miami Florida. July 21, 2006. (Newspaper)

2003 Joel Weinstein. “A Collection to sink your teeth into Miami’s Arturo Mosquera” Art Papers March / April 2003. (Magazine)

Judy Cantor. Review on the Show “Drawing Conclusions” Curated by Nina Arias. Miami, Florida.
New Times. January 23. (Newspaper)

Elisa Tuner. “The World’s Top 200 Collectors” Art News / Summer 2003. p129. Illus: “Bird of Prey
1992” Oil on Canvas. (Magazine)

2001 Segmento El Arte de Crear. “Noticiero Telemundo TV”. Interview Artist in Hialeah, Florida. 19 October 2001. At 6:45 AM.

Joel Weinstein. Review on the Show ’’New Art off Cuba’’ Curated by José Alonso Art Gallery.
Miami, Florida. Art Papers. July/August 2001. (Magazine)

1998 Loin de Cuba. Musée des Tapisseries. Place de L' Archevêché. Aix-en-Provence, France. ISBN. 2- 905195- 04-5. (Catalogue)

Olga Connor, Folie en Aix. El Nuevo Herald. Galería Dominical 15 de Noviembre. 1998, p2F.
Miami, Florida. (Newspaper)

Veerle Poupeye, CARIBBEAN ART. World of Art, Thames and Hudson. p147.
ISBN. 0- 500- 20306- 7 (Art Book)

1997 Peter Weiermair, FORM UND FUNKTION DER ZEICHNUNG HEUTE eine Ausstellung im Rahmen der Art Frankfurt 97 in der Halle 1, Messegelände, Messe Frankfurt. p66 (cover) ISBN. 3-
929232- 35- 9. (Art Book)

Marcia Morgado,"Coleccionando arte en Miami: una obra en progreso". EXITO, 19 de Marzo
1997. Illus: “The Chicken that Laid the Golden Egg 1993” Oil on Canvas. Miami, Florida.
(Newspaper)

Elisa Turner, Museum fills in more blanks, MAM unfurls more of ' Dream Collection'
The Herald, section D. Miami, Florida. September 24, 1997. (Newspaper)

1996 CUBA SIGLO XX Modernidad y Sincretismo. Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain. ISBN. 84- 89152- 07- 1 (Art Book)

Ellen Liburt, "Violence, Sex, Greed & Domination Pervade Brewster Art Opening" Open Air.
October 23 1996, p10B. New York City. (Newspaper)

1995 Cuba La Isla Posible. Centre de Cultura Cotemporánea de Barcelona. Spain.
ISBN. 84- 233-2529- 6. (Art Book)

Caribbean Vision. Contemporary Painting and Sculpture" ISBN. 0- 88397- 118- 6 (Art Book)

The David Ebony Top 10 Articons. Review on the Art Show. “AGUA 1995.”
www.articons.net/ebony 2/e5. Html. Vrej Baghoomian Gallery.

AGUA Show. Vrej Baghoomia Gallery. World Art. Illus: “Mi Homenaje al Che, 1987” Oil on Canvas.
(Magazine)

1994 New Art of Cuba. Luis Camnitzer. University of Texas Press. Austin, Texas. ISBN. 0- 292- 71149- 2 (Art Book)

Claudia Dobkin. “Por el Amor al Arte” Vogue Spain. August 1994, p58 Illus: “El Camino 1992” Oil on Canvas. (Magazine)

1993 Giulio Blanc. "Pequeña Habana Little Havana" Poliéster. México. No. 4 Winter 1993, p42. Illus:“Dos Deseos 1991” Oil on Canvas, and “La Tortura 1991” Oil on Canvas. Article on Cuban art in Exile. (Magazine)

Mike Clary. "¡Castro, No Sex, Si!" Los Ángeles Times. California 31 January 1993, p72.
Illus: “33 Micrófonos 1990” Oil on Canvas. Article on artist and 4 Cubans today. (Newspaper)

Nancy Kapitanof. "Cuban Expatriate Artist Paint Another View of Castro Revolution" Los Angeles
Times. California. 14 February 1993, p85. Review on 4 Cuban Today. (Newspaper)

Daniela Morera. "Cubani a Miami Chi Sono Gli Esiliati Che Contano" L 'Uomo Vogue. Milán, Italy.
January 1993 p294. Illus: Artist and “Se hundirá primero la Isla en el mar antes que traicionar
La gloria que se ha vivido, 1991.” Oil on Canvas. (Magazine)

Larry Rohter. "Jazz and Politics Meet Over the Key Board" The New York Times. 9 May 1993.
p30. Article on jazz performer Gonzalo Rubalcaba. (Newspaper)

1992 Juan Abreu. "Tomás Esson, Secreciones Vitales" Diario Las Américas. Miami, Florida. 5 January 1992, p5A. Article on ”¡Que Calor! Show’’ (Newspaper)

Armando Álvarez Bravo. "Artistas Cubanos en Campaña Publicitaria" El Nuevo Herald Miami,
Florida 12 July 1992, p4D. Illus: “Absolut Esson 1992” Acrylic on Canvas, 1992. Article on Absolut
Freedom Campaign. (Newspaper)

Armando Correa. "Tres Creadores en Libertad Absoluta" El Nuevo Herald. Miami, Florida. 10 July
1992, p21D. Illus: Artist and article on Absolut Freedom Campaign. (Newspaper)

Helen Kohen. "Cuban Artists Absolutely Talented" The Miami Herald. Miami, Florida. 13 July 1992, p1C. Illus: Artist and review on Absolut Freedom Campaign. (Newspaper)

Robert Mahoney. "Latin American Art Boom" Preferences. New York City. Fall 1992, p30.
Article on Latin American Art. (Magazine)

Aminda Marques Gonzalez. "Dissident Cuban Artists Seek a New Vision in a New World" The
Miami Herald. Florida. 13 July 1992, p3C. Illus: “Absolut Esson 1992” Acrylic on Canvas.
(Newspaper)

Alberto Meza. ''Publicidad o Arte: Cubanos en busca de lo absoluto" Éxito. Miami, Florida. 22 July
1992, p45. Illus: Absolut Esson 1992” Acrylic on Canvas. (Newspaper)

El Arte Como Historia. Review on Drawing Show. Éxito. Miami, Florida 24 June 1992, p50.
(Newspaper)

Diana Montané. "Tomás Esson: Sexo, Censura y Disidencia" Éxito. Miami Florida. 14 October
1992, p60. Illus: Artist and “Absolut Esson, 1992”. (Newspaper - Cover)

Marcia Morgado."Arte Cubano Contemporáneo Atrae la Atención Nacional" Diario Las Américas
Miami, Florida. 23 December 1992, p3b. Illus: Artist and article on “Cuatro Que Se Fueron.”
(Newspaper)

Mireya Novo. "Miami: Nueva Meca del Arte Latinoamericano" Éxito. Miami, Florida. 5 August
1992, p56. Article on Latin American Art. (Newspaper)

Valeria Palumbo. "Comprare Latinos" Capital. Milan, Italy. October 1992, p194. Article on Latin
American Art. (Magazine)

Miriam Pérez. "Coincidencias marcan obras de artistas exiliados de diferentes generaciones"
Diario Las Américas. Miami, Florida. 19 July 1992. Review on Drawing Show. (Newspaper)

Peter Plagens, Peter Katel and Tim Padgett. "The Next Wave From Havana" Newsweek. New
York. November 30, 1992, p76. Illus: Artist and “The Last Rafter 1992”, Oil on Canvas.
Article on recent Cuban art. (Magazine)

Osvaldo Sánchez. "Utopía Bajo el Volcán. La vanguardia cubana en México" Plural. México. July
1992, No.250, p40. Illus: “Con la Guardia en Alto, 1989”.Charcoal and Plaster Shield on Canvas.
Article on Cuban art of the 1980's. (Magazine)

Staff. News Briefs. Latin American Art. Summer 1992, p21. Illus: ‘’Absolut Esson, 1992’’ Acrylic on
Canvas. Review on Absolut Freedom Campaign. (Magazine)

Staff. "En Ces Terres D'enfance Caraïbes" Revue Noire. Paris, France. September / November
1992. No.6, p10. Illus: ‘’ESE de Serpiente 1988” Tempera on Cardboard from SPOULAKK
Installation 1987. (Magazine)

Karen Valdés. "The Drawing Show" Art Papers. Atlanta, Georgia. November / December 1992,
p42. Illus: “Self Portrait, 1992.” Graphite and Watercolor on Paper. Review on Drawing Show, 1992.
(Magazine)

Michael Welzenbach. "Cuban Art at Osuna" The Washington Post. Washington DC. 5 December
1992, pF2. (Newspaper) Review on “Cuatro Que Se Fueron.” Absolut Freedom campaign. Selecta.
Miami, Florida. July 1992. Interview. New York. November 1992. (Magazine)

1991 Judit Aba. "Senki Sem Sziget" PM. Budapest, Hungary. April 1991, p48. (Magazine)

Liz Balmaseda. "Castro's Convertibles" El Nuevo Herald and The Miami Herald Tropic Magazine.
Miami, Florida. 14 April 1991, p8. Illus: “El Orgasmo de Girón 1990” Oil on Canvas.
The Artist and “Cuban Cigar 1990” Oil on Canvas. (Newspaper)

Samuel Cherson. "Arte y Protesta en la Cuba de Hoy" El Nuevo Día. Puerto Rico. 4 August
1991, p12. Illus: “SPOULAKK 1987”, Oil on Canvas. Review on “The Nearest Edge of the
World: Art and Cuba Now.” (Newspaper)

Coco Fusco. "Art and Cuba Now" The Nation. New York. 24 June 1991. Review on “The Nearest
Edge of the World: Art and Cuba Now.” (Magazine)

Kurt Hollander. “Report from Mexico 1. Art of the 80's in Monterrey. Art in America. October 1991.
p46 Article on “Myth and Magic in the Americas: the 80's.’’ (Magazine)

Hope Katz. "Passion and Profit. The Ascension of Latin American Art" New Miami. Florida. July
1991, p24 Illus: “Leonor 1991”, Oil on Canvas. Article on Latin American Art. (Magazine)

Nelson Llanes. "Tomás Esson Confesó Delito de Alzar la Voz" Éxito. Miami Florida. 18 December 1991, p58. Illus: “¡Que Calor! 1991”. Oil on canvas. “33 Micrófonos 1990”, Oil on Canvas. (Newspaper)

Elisa Tuner. Review on “¡Que Calor! Show.” At Fredric Snitzer Gallery. The Miami Herald.
Florida. 11December 1991, p5D. (Newspaper)

Dolf Welling. "Artistieke Scharreleieren" Trouw. Amsterdam, Holland. 8 June 1991. Article on de
Cubaanse Renaissance. (Newspaper)

Mimi Whitefield. ”U.S. Lifts Ban on Import Sale of Cuban Art” The Miami Herald. Florida. 28 March
1991, p23A. El Nuevo Herald, p1A. (Newspaper)

Petey Cox. ''Miami Offers the Best Environment for These Artists" Miami Today. Florida. 4 June
1991. p8C. Illus: Artist and Hedwig Fijjen. "De Cubaanse Renaissance" Art I. Amsterdam, Holland.
September 1990, p94. Illus: ’’Mi Homenaje al Che 1987’’ Oil on Canvas. Article on "De Cubaanse
Renaissance." (Magazine)

1990 Paulo Heitlingler. "De Cubaanse Renaissance" Art I. Amsterdam, Holland. September 1990, p97.(Magazine)

Armando Álvarez Bravo. "Artistas Jóvenes de Cuba en Boston" El Nuevo Herald. Miami Florida.
18 November 1990, p1D. Illus: “SPOULAKK 1987” Oil on Canvas. Review on “The Nearest
Edge of the World: Art and Cuba Now”. (Newspaper)

Osvaldo Sánchez. "Kuuban Kuvataide, Utopia Ja Spektaakkeli" Taide, Finland. March 1990, p41.
Illus: “Talisman 1989”. Article on “No Man is an Island”. (Magazine)

Joanne Silver. "Castro's Children" The Boston Herald. Massachusetts. 16 November 1990, pS12.
Review on “The Nearest Edge of the World: Art and Cuba Now”. (Newspaper)

Staff. "Cuban Artist Candidly Critize Rigidity and Censorship" The Guardian. 7 November 1990,
p10. Article on “The Nearest Edge of the World: Art and Cuba Now.” (Magazine)

Staff. "Color de la Bienal" Revolución y Cultura. La Habana, Cuba. January 1990, p42. Illus: “La
Habana, Cuba 1990 Querido Hermano: Sin Mas T. Esson, 1989” Oil on Canvas. Article on III
Bienal de La Habana. (Magazine)

Christine Temin. "Cuban Art: A long trip over a short distance" The Boston Globe. Massachusetts
4 November 1990, pB1. (Newspaper)

1989 Sebestyen Armanda. “In-Fidelities'' New Statesman & Society. London, United Kingdom. 27
October 1989, p46. Review on Contemporary Art from Havana. (Magazine)

1988 Staff. “A Tarro Partido, Pinturas de Tomás Esson” Cartelera / Revolución y Cultura. 13 Januay 1988, p3. Illus: Artist. (Magazine)

1987 Antonio Eligio (Tonel). " Trece Que Fueron Uno" Revolución y Cultura. La Habana, Cuba. July 1987, p49. (Magazine)

1986 Gerardo Mosquera " Mitología y Vulgaridad " Revolución y Cultura. La Habana, Cuba. September 1986, p78. Illus: “Elegante” Oil on Canvas. (Magazine)

 

AUCTIONS RECORD

 

2007 Retrato No. 5, 1994. Oil on Canvas 68 x 68 in. / 173 x 173 cm. Auctioned by Christie’s New York: LOT: 313.

2001 Se hundirá primero la Isla en el mar antes que traicionar la gloria que se ha vivido, 1991. Oil on Canvas 37.2 x 68.5 in. / 94.6 x 174 cm. Auctioned by Sotheby's New York: November 21, 2001. LOT: 152. Latin American Art LOT: 60-185.

1996 Diaspora Cubana 1992. Oil on Canvas with plastic crocodiles. 81 x 81 in. / 205.7 x 205.7 cm. Auctioned by Gary Nader, Miami, Florida. January 7, 1996. LOT: 53 Latin American Art Auction
Important Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings and Graphics.

1994 Mi Símbolo 1987. Oil on Board 37 x 39 in. / 94 x 101.3 cm. Auctioned by Sotheby’s New York: May 18, 1994. LOT: 238 Latin American Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures / Prints. Part II

El Camino 1991. Oil on Canvas 87 x 68 in. / 221 x 173 cm. Auctioned by N/A.

Bird of Prey 1991. Oil on Canvas 56 x 65 in. / 142 x 165 cm. Auctioned by N/A.

 

MAGAZINE ADVERTISEMENTS

 

Art Forum. December 1995. p33. “AGUA Installation: Retratos on Wet Wall Drawings”
Vrej Baghoomian Gallery.

Art in America. November 1993. p18. “Blow Job 1993” Oil on Canvas with boxing gloves.
90 x 219 in. / 228 x 556 cm. Ramis Barquet Gallery.

Art In America. March 1993. p18. “Riding Crop 1993” Oil on Canvas. 81 x 115 in. / 206 x 292 cm.
Ramis Barquet Gallery.

 

TOMAS ESSON INC.

 

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Miami, FL, 33168
United States

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Phone: (305) 335-4211

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MIAMI 2009