Plate 24: There was no cure, from The Caprichos, 2014
Etching and aquatint
'This woman was born into this hellish system. She has no family name and there is a price on her head. To parade her in the street is not new, but the faces in the crowd are ripe with excitement.'
Edition of 12. Plate 24 from the series The Caprichos. Inscribed in the plate top right: '24'; titled in the plate lower center: 'There was no cure.'. 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.