Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Mexico City Artist Francisco Miranda (1961-2007)

A terrible loss: Francisco Miranda, an astonishly creative, talented, and productive artist has died of cancer in Mexico City. It is his painting "Musica" (Music), a three-paneled hinged screen (or "biombo") that graces the first issue of the Tameme literary journal (shown left). Strangely, as we had many friends in common, we only met once, at an opening for one of his many shows at the Galeria Kin in San Angel, Mexico City. When I asked him for permission to put his painting on the cover of Tameme, he generously agreed and also sent me a chapbook of poetry, including some of his own, from a writing workshop with Elena Poniatowska. I'll be posting more about his work very soon.