Plate 75: Can’t anyone untie us?, from the Caprichos, 2013
Etching and aquatint
‘These women are tied together first by choice, but when they realize what they have subscribed to, they struggle to get free.’
Edition of 12. Plate 75 from the series The Caprichos. Inscribed in the plate top right: ’75’; titled in the plate lower center: ‘Can’t anyone untie us?’. 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 Opal Ecker DeRuvo. Hahnemühle Copperplate Bright White paper and Portland Black ink where used for this edition.