‘Neither one of them are invested. They are merely posing for the audience while they plan their next move. Both are intent on staying in front of the camera.’
Edition of 12. Plate 27 from the series The Caprichos. Inscribed in the plate top right: ’27’; titled in the plate lower center: ‘Which of them is more overcome?’. 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.