Lita Cabellut’s Blood Wedding now part of national heritagel
On March 8, Lita Cabellut submitted her legacy to the Caja de las Letras, the vault in the basement of the Instituto Cervantes that keeps the most personal and precious works donated by distinguished characters in Hispanic culture. The artist donated a copy of our edition Blood Wedding and the boots she wore when working on the art for the book.
The event was officiated by the Director of the Cervantes Institute, Luis García Montero, and the First Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Nadia Calviño. Juan Ribalta and Marc Buil, CEO and Director of ARTIKA, also attended the event, bringing the total number of 80 legacies to date.
This vault contains the legacies of great writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians. Names like Gabriel García Márquez, Luis García Berlanga, Ana María Matute, Núria Espert, Miguel Hernández and other unique talents have all locked their ideas and personal objects deep inside the Caja de las Letras.
Our work Blood Wedding is a combination of art and literature from two timeless geniuses: Federico García Lorca and Lita Cabellut, who reinterprets the tragic play by depicting not only the characters, but also their souls. A major project that marked the artist's life and professional career, making it deserving of a place in this great treasure, which includes all the great Cervantes Prize winners, as well as leading figures from the arts and sciences, appointed by the Institute's board of directors.
The inauguration of this initiative involved the writer Francisco Ayala, who filled the first of the 1,800 storage boxes on 15 February 2007. From that moment on, beyond the material, developed the desire to create treasures and to collect wealth in boxes. Fourteen years later, the artist Lita Cabellut has left her mark on box No. 1250, which will not be opened until 2061, when the artist turns 100 years old. For ARTIKA it is a great honour to participate in Spain's living memory of culture through this project: a genuine time capsule full of cultural and artistic treasures.