Lita Cabellut’s Blood Wedding presented at ARCO Madrid
This year’s art fair ARCO 2020 was the chosen venue for the presentation of ARTIKA’s new work Blood Wedding by Lita Cabellut. The Spanish artist, who now lives in The Hague, took up the challenge to reinterpret this classic of world literature, which led her to spend four years pouring body and soul into producing this spectacular artist’s book, which was finally presented on Wednesday 26th of February at the world’s most international art fair, held every year in Madrid.
The official presentation event for Blood Wedding featured the presence of the artist herself and the CEO of ARTIKA, Juan Ribalta. The event was also attended by a wide selection of the main media organs, as well as many other figures including the Chairman of Grupo Planeta, José Creuheras.
Lita Cabellut’s emotions and passion were plain to see as she spoke about how she agreed to take part in this project, and what it signified for her life and work, the final result and her admiration for Federico García Lorca. The audience was left enthralled by the words of the artist, who defined the work as more than a book – for her, it is “a throbbing heart”.
Blood wedding is an artist’s book that combines art and literature through the work of two timeless geniuses: Federico García Lorca and Lita Cabellut. A bilingual Spanish-English limited, numbered edition of 1,998 copies (1,898 in Arabic numerals and 100 in Roman numerals), all signed by the artist.