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He transmuted Barthes-like semiotic insights into comic schtick.

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An influential pioneer of Cultural Studies.

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Performance art before such a thing existed.


His simple cartoon was deeply sophisticated.

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A synthesis of word, image, art, and revolution.


She is not the passive object of your gaze.

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She was more like a volcano than a spitfire.


His vision of Mexico was minimalist and tragic.

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A symphony of hard angles and rigid lines.


A world of allegory and stark juxtaposition.


She transformed the field of Comparative Literature — and me.


His presence is his lasting act of resistance.

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She clawed a fiction out of the very soul of the Americas.


This Mexico-based artist put the “sur” in surrealism.


The monkey grammarian plagued by conjunctions and disjunctions.


The Cuban writer who was the toast of 1960s-70s Paris.

Uncanny, sensual, playfully transgressive art.

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He re-visioned the history of the Americas.

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He deconstructed Mexico and “Mexico” for a world audience.

She wielded mad intellectual superpowers.