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Book release

Kuba – Freiheit oder Terror: Ein Maler erlebt die Revolution

  

 

About the project
About the project

The reprintnig of the book «Kuba – Freiheit oder Terror: Ein Maler erlebt die Revolution» written by Swiss artist Rudolf Häsler (1927 – 1999) was the first launch realized by bromer edition. 

Swiss artist Rudolf Häsler impressively describes the period from 1957 to 1969, when he lived and worked in the socialist insular state. Within the autobiographical book he vividly depicts the Cuban Revolution, his position as a director at the national department of arts and crafts, his relation to Ernesto «Che» Guevara and Fidel Castro and in the end his fall from grace with the regime.

 

The book «Kuba – Freiheit oder Terror» can be purchased via bromer kunst.

Buchcover: Rudolf Häsler, «Kuba – Freiheit oder Terror: Ein Maler erlebt die Revolution», Roggwil: edition bromer, 2017

   

– Rudolf Häsler, "Kuba – Freiheit oder Terror: Ein Maler erlebt die Revolution", Roggwil: edition bromer, 2017

  

– Rudolf Häsler, «Kuba – Freiheit oder Terror: Ein Maler erlebt die Revolution», Roggwil: edition bromer, 2017
About artist
Rudolf Häsler
Interlaken, 1927 — 1999

Rudolf Häsler (*29.7.1927 Interlaken - 18.1.1999 Sant Cugat del Vallès) was born in Interlaken and can be considered as one of the most autonomous Swiss artists of the 20th century. As part of the Cuban Revolutionary Government the painter was appointed national director of arts and crafts. After Che Guevara he held the second highest position as a foreigner within the Cuban government. Towards the end of the 60s the painting, design and graphic artist withdrew from Cuba. Together with his family he left for Spain, from where he travelled around the world. In the 70s, Häsler developed a meticulous realism, which can be adscribed to the hyperrealistic genre of painting. His nonpareil artistic oeuvre allows parallels to be made to Franz Gertsch, Ralph Goings or Antonio López Garcia.