Fresquet (Frémez), José Gómez (Cuban), b. 1939

Winner of the National Fine Art Prize in 2005, Frémez was also vice-president of the Cuban Artists' and Writers' Union.
Over his long and successful career, he accumulated dozens of national awards for work which scanned etchings and cartoons, political and graphic art as well as poster art for which he was recognized as one of Cuba's front running innovators.

He died in August. 2007 at the age of 67. His work can be found in the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
He is one of the most talented Cuban graphic artists, author of a vast avant-garde work pervaded by experimentation and compromise with the ideal of social justice.

Along near five decades, Frémez has worked as drawer, designer and art director in diverse Cuban publications, among them Temas and Artecubano.

His extensive career widely highlights the stage he served as humorist drawer in Revolución, La Calle and Pitirre newspapers. Acknowledged by experts as an icon of Cuban and Latin American serigraphy, Frémez jumpstarted the engrave technique at the end of the 60s.

José Gómez Fresquet has received more than 20 accolades within his country, among them the National Distinction for Culture, gaining diverse international prizes and exhibiting at more than 20 countries.

He is the author of La modelo y La vietnamita, which became a symbol of the anti-imperialist resistance and Miss Liberty 2000, poster accompanying the call to create an intellectual against the aggressive politics from the North American Administration of George W. Bush.
The annual accolade for 2005 in Plastic Arts was delivered on December 15, 2005 at the National Fine Arts Museum, conferred by a jury headed by painter and drawer Roberto Fabelo, who won this distinction in 2004.
16 October 1967 – the First Poster to be Printed in Cuba
Frémez (José Gómez Fresquet), renowned Cuban poster maker and graphic artist, recalled how on hearing the news of Guevara’s death he worked all night producing the poster to be used at the rally honouring Che, held in Plaza de la Revolución on 18 October. Korda had given Frémez a copy of the portrait as a basis for the poster. Using the printing press of the Consejo Nacional de Cultura, Freméz recalls that he could barely believe the news, and attributed the ‘faint dots of the screen appearing and reappearing’ as symbolic. There was no time to use more than one colour for the poster and only red paper was available. This was the first spontaneous and privately produced image using the Korda Che to be produced in Cuba.


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Break the Links, US Apartheid
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Break the Links, US Apartheid

1970s

Prints

80 x 60 cm

£ 1,150.00

Cuban Children
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Cuban Children

(Signed )

1970s

Prints

61 x 43 cm

£ 1,150.00

Death for Organized Starvation
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Death for Organized Starvation

(Signed )

Unknown Date

Prints

44 x 56.5 cm

£ 1,150.00

Fist of Revolution
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Fist of Revolution

(Signed and numbered Print)

1970s

Prints

53 x 45 cm

£ 1,150.00

Imperialist Arrogant and Powerless Monkeys
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Imperialist Arrogant and Powerless Monkeys

1970s

Prints

63 x 43 cm

£ 1,150.00

Miss Liberty
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Miss Liberty

(Signed)

1970s

Prints

51.5 x 39 cm

£ 1,150.00

Miss Liberty
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Miss Liberty

(Signed)

1970s

Prints

50.5 x 38 cm

They all must Go
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They all must Go

1970s

Prints

45.5 x 50.5 cm

£ 1,150.00

US President
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US President

1970s

Prints

63 x 47 cm

£ 1,150.00

US Soldier, Messenger of death
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US Soldier, Messenger of death

1970s

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50.5 x 36 cm

£ 1,150.00

US Soldier, Messenger of death (verso)
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US Soldier, Messenger of death (verso)

1970s

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50.5 x 36 cm

£ 1,150.00

Where are the action stations? Long Live the First of May
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Where are the action stations? Long Live the First of May

1970s

Prints

65 x 52 cm

£ 1,150.00

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