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Alan Oxley, Che Guevara #5, 1962. Pigment print, 14.8 x 22 inches (37.6 x 55.9 cm) on 18 x 24 inch Canson Rives BFK to museum specs. Edition 7 of 40. Signed, titled and numbered.

Photographed for Life Magazine in Cuba in Jan, 1962. Shows Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928-1967), stripped to the waist, helping workers on a government housing project near Havana. At the time Guevara was Industries Minister and head of the Cuban National Bank.

Alan Oxley was a newspaper reporter who became a photographer in the 1950s. Over the past half-century, his images have been published in every major magazine in the world. He was a contract photographer for Life Magazine in the 1960s. His work was syndicated world-wide for decades by the British photo agency Camera Press and the French picture agency Sipa Press. Oxley images are currently licensed for editorial usage by Getty Images
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Publication: This image is one of the most published from the Cuban Revolution. It is part of a small set of "Che" Guevara photographs by this artist which has been licensed for use in books and magazines more than 140 times in 27 countries.
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  • Pickup Location: Panama
  • Shipping Dimensions: 14.8 x 22 in. (37.59 x 55.88 cm.)
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