How they pluck her!

byEmily Lombardo

Date:
2014
Type; Media:
Print; Etching and aquatint
Dimensions:
9 X 6 inches
Signature:
lower right
Description:

'Bunnies (pretty ladies) encounter birds of prey, which pluck them when they least expect it. This is why the saying goes: trust no one, not even yourself.'

Edition of 12. Plate 21 from the series The Caprichos. Inscribed in the plate top right: '21'; titled in the plate lower center: 'How they pluck her!'. Numbered, signed, and dated in pencil.

The Caprichos, by Emily Lombardo, is a series of etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya's Los Caprichos, 1799. Both reveal the dark underbelly of cultural movements which ultimately serve to divide society across economic, racial, political, religious, and gender lines. Lombardo brings these issues into contemporary light through a queer feminist lens.

This edition was published by Childs Gallery and printed at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Norwalk, CT) by printer Paul Deruvo. Hahnemühle Copperplate Bright White paper and Portland Black ink where used for this edition.

Edition of 12. Three impressions of each plate available for individual sale. Nine suites sold as complete sets. Individual prints: $500 each / $600 framed. Suite of 80 prints plus frontispiece (states I and II) available as a boxed set for $27,500. Please inquire for availability.

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