The Pertierra Enigma

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01 Joaquín Pertierra, Godot cover, 1969
Joaquín Pertierra, cover for Esperando a Godot, 1969
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02 Joaquín Pertierra, Pajaros de la ciudad
Joaquín Pertierra, cover for Spanish edition of Hudson’s Birds in Town & Village
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03 Joaquín Pertierra, Sonrie Y Mata
Joaquín Pertierra, cover for Sonrie Y Mata
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04 Joaquín Pertierra, album cover, Oedipus Rex
Joaquín Pertierra, album cover, Oedipus Rex
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05 Joaquín Pertierra, album cover, Firebird Suite
Joaquín Pertierra, album cover, Firebird Suite
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06 Joaquín Pertierra, Graphic Eye cover, April 1967
Joaquín Pertierra, Graphic Eye cover, April 1967
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07 Joaquín Pertierra, Graphic Eye cover, June 1967
Joaquín Pertierra, Graphic Eye cover, June 1967
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08 Joaquín Pertierra, Graphic Eye cover, Sept. 1967
Joaquín Pertierra, Graphic Eye cover, Sept. 1967
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09 Joaquín Pertierra, Obrero y chimenea
Joaquín Pertierra, ‘Obrero y chimenea,’ from the collection of Javier Olivares
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10 Joaquín Pertierra, Tipo con Gorra
Joaquín Pertierra, ‘Tipo con Gorra,’ from the collection of Javier Olivares
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11 Joaquín Pertierra, Portada Sueca Def
Joaquín Pertierra, Swedish book cover
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12 Joaquín Pertierra, Portada Polaca
Joaquín Pertierra, Polish book cover
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Searching for foreign editions of Karinthy’s A Journey Round My Skull, I stumbled upon El Enigma Pertierra. Javier Olivares’ blog documents an ongoing quest to uncover materials by the forgotten Spanish illustrator Joaquin Pertierra.


Will Schofield is the editor of 50 Watts (original name: A Journey Round My Skull) and Writers No One Reads. More from this author →