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“Al que nace pa’ martillo,” Milton Rosa Ortiz

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13 November 2006

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"Al que Dios se lo dio...[San Pedro se lo bendiga]" (if you’ve got it...[flaunt it]), 2006, from a new exhibition by Puerto Rican artist Milton Rosa Ortiz on display at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce until 25 February, 2007

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close up, "Al que Dios se lo dio...[San Pedro se lo bendiga]" (if you’ve got it... [flaunt it]), 2006,

"‘Al que nace pa’ martillo . . .’ presents eight new sculptures by Milton Rosa Ortiz that provide a thoughtful meditation on the current state of contemporary Puerto Rican society. The exhibition title and the individual titles of each work are based on popular expressions or colloquialisms that in the artist’s opinion have supplanted oral histories as a primary source for passing on wisdom from one generation to the next."

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