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Excellent, framed and matted under glass. Ex-Ledlie Laughlin estate. "Big Fish Dinner," was Naul Ojeda's subversive riff on "The Last Supper," with a woman included. Rare large woodcut, extremely to difficult to acquire. Pencil signed. Ed. 22/25. Sight size: 16" x 33". Another print from this edition is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Ojeda's woodblock prints are notable for their iconic suns, moons, fish, floating figures, and the sea. His work is lyrical and he has been described as a visual poet. Indeed, many of his prints include the figure of a hovering poet-observer, usually sporting a hat. He was a lover of poetry and created many prints incorporating poetry and graphics, particularly the poems of Pablo Neruda.Naúl Ojeda was represented by the Franz Bader Gallery in Washington, DC from the late 1970s through the early 1990s. His work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally and is represented in private collections as well as the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Art Museum of the Americas, in Washington, DC, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ojeda’s prints were commissioned frequently by The Washington Post, the University of Chicago Press, Curbstone Press, Americas Magazine, the Institute for Policy Studies, and others. He received numerous awards, including fellowships from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Distinguished Immigrant Award 2001 from the American Immigration Law Foundation.
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