The mass murderer Guevara makes an appearance in DC this Saturday

The below mixed media work depicting the mass-murdering racist psychopath known as Ernesto Guevara de La Serna Lynch will be one of the works showcase starting this Saturday at the American University Art Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC.

This piece will be part of Home-Land – Exploring the American Myth, an exhibition curated by Michael Quituisaca and Alexandra Schuman which will have an opening (yep! A real opening) on Saturday June 11, 2022 from 6-9PM.

The image is appropriately ripped off from a Commie photographer and reinterpreted in the context of the truth about this mass murderer.  Embedded in his forehead, a small screen plays hundreds of the versions of the Korda photograph which have been used to produce millions of T-Shirts worn by clueless people all over the world.

My goal is to try to change the way that people who do not know about the real Che Guevara perceive him. Would you wear a T-Shirt with this man’s face on it? Only if it says “MURDERER” written across it.

The quotes are all from Guevara’s own words – note what he says about black people, Mexicans and gays…

Comunista comemierda.

In addition to my work, the curators also selected Sobia Ahmad, Elizabeth Casqueiro, Ric Garcia, Claudia “Aziza” Gibson-Hunter, Julia Kwon, Khánh H. Lê, and Helen Zughaib for the exhibition.

This is Che
Charcoal, conte and embedded electronics on paper
24 x 20 inches

This is Che (Detail)

This is Che (Detail)

This is Che (Detail)

These other works of mine are also included in the show:

F. Lennox Campello, Isla Balsera (Happy Bicentennial America - Wishing We Were There), 1976. Collage, 26 x 34 in. Gift from The Andres M. Fernandez Collection, 2018.17.1.

Desi, Lucy and Fidel 2012 by Florencio Lennox Campello
Desi, Lucy and Fidel
2012, Charcoal and conte drawing, electronic components
Courtesy of the Steven and Sasha Pieczenik Collection

Ave Marylinas 2012 by F. Lennox Campello
Ave Marylinas
2012 Charcoal and conte drawing with electronic components
Courtesy of the Krensky Collection

AVE FRIDA II by CAMPELLO Charcoal and conte drawing, electronic components and video loop
AVE FRIDA II
2011, Charcoal and conte drawing, electronic components and video loop
Courtesy of the Roberta (Birdie) Rovner Pieczenik Collection

There will be an opening – yep a real opening! The opening reception takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., June. 11, 2022 at the museum.

See ya there!

Lenny

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