Spanish Contemporary artist Juan Genovés is featured artist at the 2012 Naples Winter Wine Festival

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NAPLES, FL.- Naples Winter Wine Festival announces Juan Genovés as the 2012 Featured Artist, adding to its already lengthy list of talented chefs and vintners participating in this year’s event, scheduled for Jan. 27-29 in Naples, Fla. Born in Valencia in 1930, Genovés is considered to be one of Spain’s best known contemporary artists. “Recognized for his aesthetic style rooted in social realism and political art, Genovés has a distinctly critical voice that became a force for political change during the Francisco Franco regime in Spain,” said Tara K. Reddi, vice president of Marlborough Gallery, which represents the artist. Genovés’ body of work is devoted to the subject of political engagement. His artistic development occurred in the isolated world of Franco’s Spain, where he was influenced by modern photography and cinema, especially the work of Sergei Eisen-