World Premiere Book Presentation: Victor Espinosa debuts book on Mexican Artist Martín Ramírez

World Premiere Book Presentation: Victor Espinosa debuts book on Mexican Artist Martín Ramírez

Tuesday October 27, 6:00 p.m. at the National Museum of Mexican Art 

Scholar Victor Espinosa will be presenting his book on Martín Ramírez (1895-1963), one of the twentieth century’s most famous self-taught artists. Born in Mexico, Ramírez was diagnosed as schizophrenic and confined to California psychiatric hospitals for more than 30 years. During that time he produced more than 450 dynamic drawings and collages imbued with hypnotic power. Utilizing repeating lines and motifs, Ramírez visually transcended his own experience to create a remarkably visualized world, free of the concepts of time, constraintsand borders.

Today Ramírez’s work has become recognized as outsider art. His work has been exhibiting in numerous solo exhibitions throughout the country, and his fame and notoriety continues to grow. Most recently, in March of 2015, Ramírez’s work was selected to appear on a U.S. postage stamp. 

Presented by the National Museum of Mexican Art and Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art.

This event is part of the National Museum of Mexican Art's 2015 Sor Juana Festival. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 6:00pm

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