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WILFREDO PRIETO

FAKE NEWS

$45,

Wilfredo Prieto (b. 1978, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba) wakes up, reads the news on his phone, and paints twelve headlines. He then hangs them at Galería Habana just before opening. Day 1: “How to cut the salary of your footballers”; “Millions of flowers destroyed due to falling demand”; “Textile, cosmetic, and beverage companies will make material”; “Overcrowded and water-deprived after fleeing war”; “Blood brothers”; “Two merge to form the iconic”; Images of military vehicles loaded with coffins”; “The so-called lies that go around the world”; “Mexicans forget the coronavirus in Acapulco”; “Woman plays the lottery for 10 years with the same numbers and wins half a million dollars”; “Why Germany has such a low number”; “Entry will be regulated, except for residents.” He performs this ritual twenty more nine times—one month in all. Fake News brings together all 360 paintings, with a conversation between Prieto and curator Patrick Charpenel.

272 pp / 200 × 300 mm / 500 copies / EN & ES

ISBN: 978-1-7345275-3-7

“Fake News arose from this contradiction between painting and technology”