I have known Ever Astudillo for over thirty years. He has a very prestigious portfolio to his name in Colombia and abroad. We have grown apart in the past few years but my respect for him as an artist remains. He has just had a huge retrospective of his work in Cali, and has finally received the official recognition so many artists never receive on their lifetimes. This portrait taken in 1997 shows him being held from behind by the shadowy ghost of his former lover.