Ink drawing by Mark Vallen
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"Prisionero" (Prisoner)
Mark Vallen 1991
Ink on paper - 10" x 15" inches

Artist's statement:

"Created five years before the end of the war in Guatemala, my drawing depicts one of the "desaparecidos" (the disappeared), those civilians who were kidnapped by military death squads and never seen again.

There were 45,000 desaparecidos in Guatemala by wars end and no one has ever been charged or convicted for these kidnappings and murders. My drawing was used by the Guatemalan Information Center to promote a 1991 benefit concert in Hollywood that raised money for families of the disappeared."

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