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Emily Lombardo

They spruce themselves up, from The Caprichos, 2016

Etching and aquatint
9 × 6 in
22.9 × 15.2 cm
$675
location
Boston
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Childs Gallery
Boston
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Number 5 in an edition of 12. Plate 51 from the series The Caprichos. Inscribed in the plate top …

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Number 5 in an edition of 12. Plate 51 from the series The Caprichos. Inscribed in the plate top right: "51"; titled in the plate lower center: "They spruce themselves up". Numbered, signed, and dated in pencil.

The Caprichos, by Emily Lombardo, is a series of etchings which are in direct …

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Emily Lombardo
American, b. 1977
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Emily Lombardo is best known for “The Caprichos” (2013), a series modeled after Francisco de Goya’s “Los Caprichos” from 1799. Whereas Goya’s etchings addressed Spanish economic, political, and religious troubles during the Age of Enlightenment, Lombardo’s 80 prints highlight contemporary social issues through a queer feminist lens. Using Goya’s work as a point of departure, Lombardo showcases recognizable figures and events—including Miley Cyrus’s act at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Marina Abramovic’s performance The Artist is Present (2010), and Damien Hirst’s diamond skull artworks—to critique the art market, international politics, gender roles, and societal expectations. Lombardo has said that she views appropriation “as a mode of investigating personal and cultural identity, placing marginalized identities in the center or skewing that axis,” and as a central element of the artist apprenticeship tradition.

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Number 5 in an edition of 12. Plate 51 from the series The Caprichos. Inscribed in the plate top …

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Number 5 in an edition of 12. Plate 51 from the series The Caprichos. Inscribed in the plate top right: "51"; titled in the plate lower center: "They spruce themselves up". Numbered, signed, and dated in pencil.

The Caprichos, by Emily Lombardo, is a series of etchings which are in direct …

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Emily Lombardo
American, b. 1977
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Emily Lombardo is best known for “The Caprichos” (2013), a series modeled after Francisco de Goya’s “Los Caprichos” from 1799. Whereas Goya’s etchings addressed Spanish economic, political, and religious troubles during the Age of Enlightenment, Lombardo’s 80 prints highlight contemporary social issues through a queer feminist lens. Using Goya’s work as a point of departure, Lombardo showcases recognizable figures and events—including Miley Cyrus’s act at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Marina Abramovic’s performance The Artist is Present (2010), and Damien Hirst’s diamond skull artworks—to critique the art market, international politics, gender roles, and societal expectations. Lombardo has said that she views appropriation “as a mode of investigating personal and cultural identity, placing marginalized identities in the center or skewing that axis,” and as a central element of the artist apprenticeship tradition.

Emily Lombardo

They spruce themselves up, from The Caprichos, 2016

Etching and aquatint
9 × 6 in
22.9 × 15.2 cm
$675
location
Boston
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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