Mantitas de Plata: Hand-signed poster for a concert he gave in Wien, Austria along with Dulce Pontes.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
23 x 33 inches (59 x 84 cm)
Manitas de Plata (born Ricardo Baliardo; 1921 – 2014) was a French flamenco guitarist. Despite achieving worldwide fame, he was known for disrespecting certain rhythmic rules (compás) that are traditional in flamenco.
Manitas de Plata garnered fame in the United States only after a photography exhibition in New York, organized by his friend Lucien Clergue.
He had recorded his first official album in the chapel of Arles in France, in 1963, for the Phillips label. It was later re-released, in 1967, by the Connoisseur Society label and sold through the Book of the Month Club. This was a popular LP that brought him to the attention of an American audience. An American manager obtained a booking for him to play a concert in Carnegie Hall in New York on November 24, 1965.
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