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La Portentosa Vida de la Muerte und weitere Werke von Enrique Chagoya

La Portentosa Vida de la Muerte, 2003
17 x 14 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph with Chine Colle

The prints by Enrique Chagoya are based on the 18th Century Mexican book of the same name, written by Joaquin Bolaños. La Portentosa Vida de la Muerte (The Astounding Life of Death) recounts the adventures of Death, from her start in the Garden of Eden, born from Adam's Sin (Death's father) and Eve's Guilt (Death's mother) to her dramatic destruction in Judgment Day. Muerte (Death) is a female noun in Spanish; this allows Bolaños to create a very peculiar female heroine.

Bolaños develops his character thoroughly, in a playful way, reflecting–and contributing to shaping–the ambiguous relationship that Mexican culture has with Death, marked by eroticism, morbid attraction, sadness, and joy. Bolaños's depiction of Death is irreverent, passionate, and adventurous.

The prints by Chagoya are a humorous and contemporary take from the original engravings by Francisco Agüera Bustamante.



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other works by Enrique Chagoya

llegal Alien's Guide to S..., 2010
40.8 x 24.8 inch (h x w)
Lithograph

Liberty Backwards, 2008
20 x 15 cm (h x w)
photoetching and ink stamp on paper

Pastoral or Arcadian State, 2006
23.8 x 39 inch (h x w)
Lithograph on paper; Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
CSU
gift of Polly and Mark Addison
2009.2.8

Detention at the Border of Lan..., 2019
22 x 30 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph

Illegal Alien's Guide to ..., 2010
30 x 22.3 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph with Chine Colle

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