T H E  L I B R A R Y


For Vlady, writing and painting are part of a single activity. All of his life, Vlady has taken a position on the great controversies of the times. In turn, he explains, denounces, demonstrates, and celebrates everything that matters to him. Never indifferent, he embraces his epoch with an always vehement passion.

«Arte Moderno Estado crítico Vlady»
Article from Vlady against modern art published in the Mexican daily Excelsior, October 31, 1999.
Excelsior, Ocober 31, 1999.

  • «Los Cuadernos de Vlady»
    Almost 70 of Vlady's drawings, preceded by an essay by Cesar Lorenzano. Biography, bibliography, list of Vlady's exhibitions.
    Mexico City: Ed. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), 1985. 104 pages.

  • «Abrir los ojos par soñar»
    Vlady's writings on art, politics, and daily life, illustrated with more than 100 drawings. Using a spontaneous style, Vlady is lways ready to express awe or indignation. This book is a tonic against indifference. Magnificent edition on high-quality paper, full-leather binding.
    Mexico City: Ed. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) / Siglo XXI, 1996. 223 pages.


An artist exists also through the regard of other artists or witnesses. In these views, contradictory, fair, superficial, profound, or segmented as they may be, even a casual reader will find something to inform his or her thoughts about Vlady.

  • Yvon Grenier
    "Vlady: Painting and Power"
    An in-depth analysis of Vlady's revolutionary and esthetical intertwined passions by a Canadian scholar. Bilingual version English and Spanish in Mexico's prestigious intellectual review Literal, Vol. 9, Summer 2007.

  • Jean-Guy Rens
    "Vlady : de la revolución al renacimiento": The only complete biography published in 2006. More > > >

  • Berta Teracena
    A first analysis of Vlady's work before his great fresco "Revolution and elements". Teracena describes the artist's intellectual and artistic journey. This art book has 74 black-and-white illustrations and 18 colour plates. Biography and list of exhibitions. Mexico City: Ed. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), 1974. 54 pages.
    Mexico City: Ed. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), 1974. 54 pages.

  • Jorge Hernández Campos
    "The eternity of infinite ephemerality"
    The most brilliant text ever written on Vlady. Indispensable to grasp Vlady's importance in art.


A special program by Radio UNAM: ECOS Y REFLEJOS ( Echos and Reflections ) - VLADY (1920-2005) in memoriam . Students from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) pay homage to the painter Vlady. Sound files. Reading from Vlady's writings.
Producers: Omar Tercero and Dulce Huet