'Their attire is familiar, but the scene is not. Even in these circumstances one needs to take a break. Do not worry, others are doing the job.'
Edition of 12. Plate 11 from the series The Caprichos. Inscribed in the plate top right: '11'; titled in the plate lower center: 'Lads making ready.'. 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.