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Korda Collection

Don Quixote of the Lamppost, 1959 – Photography by Alberto Korda


Fine art printing (Giclée Ultrachrome K3*)

315gsm Hahnemuhle Photo Rag baryta paper

14.8 x 21 cm format

Limited and exclusive edition of 100 units

Authenticated with a white stamp by the Alberto Korda Estate, Havana, Cuba

99 in stock

SKU: FAP_KD_QL_0002 Category: Tags:


About the photography:

El quijote de la farola. First celebration of the 26th of July, after the triumph of the Revolution. Plaza de la Revolución, Havana, 1959 © Alberto Korda Estate

Eleutério Tirado Jiménez was among the thousands of peasants who came to Havana from all over the country in July 1959 to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the Assault on the Moncada Barracks, when the movement led by Fidel Castro tried to overthrow the government of Fulgêncio Batista. The attentive eye of Alberto Korda captured the moment when Eleutério climbed a public lamp post in order to be able to witness and hear the speech in the midst of the huge crowd.

Alberto Korda (1928-2001) is the author of the most reproduced photograph of the 20th century: the portrait of Che Guevara, Guerrillero Heroico. However, his work goes far beyond the theme of the Cuban Revolution. Korda photographed the beauty of Cuba’s women, people and sea throughout his extensive career, which began in the 1950s as a fashion and advertising photographer.

Fine art giclee printing is the practice of printing on museum-quality, archival mediums with archival pigment inks on high-resolution digital inkjet printers. This combination of high-quality materials, inks, and printers provide an unmatched range of color, depth, and detail. Fine art prints or fine art giclee (pronounced “jee-clay”) are industry-standard in the art world for art reproduction and photography due to their superior quality.