The Portfolio Five 

Juan Abreu
Julio Antonio
Luis Cruz Azaceta
Carlos C√°rdenas
Tomas Esson

About the portfolio and Snitzer / Michaels Editions

A portfolio of five screenprints on folio white paper by Juan Abreu, Julio Antonio, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Carlos Cardenas, and Tomas Esson, hand printed by Katsumi Suzuki and Hidemi Nomura at Watanabe Studio. Edition of 47 and 5 printer’s proofs. Published by Snitzer / Michaels editions, 1994. Portfolio case in charcoal gray cloth. Fredric Snitzer and Gary Michaels collaborated in 1993 to publish the Portfolio Five project in order to fulfill the desire to represent The Dissidents of Cuba at that time. We gave our five artists free reign to create images to express their emotions, anger, individual passions, and artistic skills.  We spent over a year and a half working on Portfolio Five, with our artists in attendance and working side by side with the master printmakers at Watanabe Studio. 

Printed by Watanabe Studio, Brooklyn; published by Snitzer/Michaels Editions

Museum Collections
The Whitney Museum, New York, NY
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, North Miami, FL
The Hirschhorn Museum of Art, Washington DC
The Fine Arts Museum of Boston, Boston, MA
The High Museum, Atlanta, GA
The Nasher Museum, Durham, NC
The Biblioteque Nationale of France, Paris, France
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Ogelthorpe Museum, Atlana, GA