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Ernesto "che" Guevara T-shirt Signed By Alberto Korda For Sale
This is a great rare item. A ERNESTO "CHE" GUEVARA, "Hasta La Victoria Siempre" (Until Victory Always), CHE T-Shirt, personally signed by the legendary Alberto Korda. Alberto Korda was the Cuban photographer, remembered for his famous image "Guerrillero Heroico" of Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. This is an iconic photo of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara wearing his black beret. It was taken on March 5, 1960, in Havana, Cuba, at a memorial service for victims of the La Coubre explosion, and by the end of the 1960s turned the charismatic and controversial leader into a cultural icon.
Korda has said that at the moment he shot the picture, he was drawn to
Guevara's facial expression, which showed "absolute implacability" as well as anger and pain.Years later, Korda would say that the photo showed Che's firm and stoic character. Guevara was 31 at the time the photo was taken. The iconic image of Che Guevara became a worldwide symbol of revolution and rebellionAlberto Korda was one of the few Cuban photojournalists responsible for capturing the world’s attention with the Cuban Revolution propaganda. He followed the Cuban leaders around and became Fidel Castro's personal photographer for more than a decade.He was awarded the Cuban "Palma de Plata" in 1959; named Best Photoreporter of the year, Revolución Journal,
Havana, 1960–1963; awarded the 5th International Award of Submarine
Photografie "Maurizio Sana”, Italy; awarded National Culture
Distinction, Ministry of Culture, Cuba; 1994. His works are in the collections of Casa de las Americas,
Havana, Cuba; Center for Cuban Studies, New York, NY; Centro Studi e
Archivio della Comunicazione, Parma University, Parma, Italy; Fototeca
de Cuba, Havana, Cuba; Galleria IF, Milan, Italy; Galleria Il Diafragma
Kodak, Milan, Italy; Maison de la Culture de la Seine Saint-Denis,
Paris, France; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba.This T-Shirt was signed personally by Alberto Korda in Paris in 1999. He died two years later in Paris in 2001, suffering at heart attack while presenting a exhibition of his work.The T-shirt was originally framed, and still has some pin holes and holes from the stitching that kept it in shape. (pictured). It has Alberto Korda's signature with Korda 99 Paris, underneath. It was purchased at a reputable sale House in Chicago.Own a piece of history. There are not many Alberto signatures out there. Make an offer. I can provide a copy of the sale listing.
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Ernesto "che" Guevara T-shirt Signed By Alberto Korda: $275