Dr. Lakra, ‘Untitled (Laura Olivia)’, 2004, Phillips


Signature: signed "Dr. Lakra" center right

New York, Matthew Marks Gallery, Deliver Us from Evil, July 7 - August 20, 2004

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005

About Dr. Lakra

Jerónimo López Ramírez, also known as Dr. Lakra, is a tattoo artist who lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. Working under his pseudonym (which loosely translates as “Dr. Delinquent”), Dr. Lakra works on vintage printed materials and found objects instead of skin, incorporating images of pinups, old-time Mexican businessmen, and professional wrestlers. Referencing diverse body art traditions from Latino, Pacific, and Southeast Asian cultures, Dr. Lakra's style is distinctive for its playful, naughty, and intentional vulgarity.

Mexican, b. 1972, based in Oaxaca, Mexico