One of fifteen original lithographs, signed and numbered by the artist, commissioned to illustrate the porfolio’s text ‘El Circulo de Piedra’ by Carlos Franqui. Franqui was a Cuban revolutionary, a friend of both Castro and Guevara and editor of the Cuban National Newspaper, before his split with the regime over their lack of tolerance. From the Hors de Commerce Edition of only 25, aside from the edition of 125.
Calder wrote “I have chiefly limited myself to the use of black and white as being the most disparate colours. Red is the colour most opposed to both of these— and then, finally, the other primaries. The secondary colours and intermediate shades serve only to confuse and muddle the distinctness and clarity.” His limited colour palette has created a graphic take on a well-known location.