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José Bedia
Born 1959 in Havana, Cuba
Lives and works in Miami, FL
Viejo Estrella, 1995
acrylic paint and paper on canvas
79 x 67 inches
Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
Gift of the R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust and Foundation
1998.17
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Cuban-born Bedia immigrated to Mexico in 1991 and to the United States in 1993. His works are often personal expressions of his experiences with and passion for Amerindian culture, history, and the Afro-Cuban religions of Santeria and Palo Monte, of which he is an initiate. Viejo Estrella ("Old Star") is the tribal name of the Sioux warrior whose image appears near the center of the canvas.