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Yasmin Hernandez Art
The Ponce Massacre, archival print
Archival Print, numbered and signed, limited edition of 20
11x17 $75
17x22 $125 

My original 1997 painting is based on a newspaper image of the Ponce Massacre, one of the most tragic events of US imperialism in Puerto Rico that took place in my parent's hometown of Ponce on March 21st, 1937.  The Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico had planned a peaceful parade on Palm Sunday in commemoration of the abolition of Slavery in Puerto Rico. As the parade began with families and children marching, the police fired shots into the crowd leaving 21 people dead and 200 wounded. 

This work, part of my BFA thesis subverting US independence icons as commentary on imperialism, was created after Paul Revere's 1770 print, the Bloody Massacre. The collaged text is a play on the one featured in Revere's print, but the text on the bottom is an ACLU report detailing the events of the massacre. 

My archival prints are created, printed and color managed by me in my studio to ensure the best detail and closest resemblance to the original painting. Printed on special archival papers with archival inks, these are numbered in a limited edition of 20 prints and hand-signed. I am offering two sizes to give the price option. 


Artist Info: Yasmin Hernandez is a Brooklyn-born and raised artist who rematriated to her ancestral homeland of Borikén in 2014, where she is still based. Her work explores liberation, light and love.


All images are original artwork by Yasmin Hernandez Art. Under no circumstances should any of the images, in whole or in part, be printed, copied or reproduced without direct permission from the artist. Thank you.

The Ponce Massacre Archival Print

SKU: 364215376135191
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