DR. LAKRA, FINE ETCHINGS AND LITHOGRAPHS
This exhibition brings together an entire set of ten extremely rare etchings and two lithographs done back in 2008 and published at the important publisher, Poligrafa, Barcelona, Spain. They are known for their work with Picasso and Miro.
DR. LAKRA, FINE ETCHINGS AND LITHOGRAPHS Mexican-born Dr Lakra (Jerónimo López Ramírez) is a renowned tattoo artist based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Under his pseudonym, loosely translating as "Dr Delinquent," he draws over vintage printed materials and found objects rather than skin, manipulating images of pin-up girls, 1940s Mexican businessmen, luchadores, and Japanese sumo wrestlers. His gallery installations are cabinets of curiosities featuring intricate wall paintings of beautiful women, indigenous statues and deities, collages crafted from vintage magazines penned and inked by the artist, human-like insect heads encased in vitrines, dolls that have been transformed into gang members, and images of pin-up girls with full tattoo sleeves. Using traditional tattoo iconography as well as a free hand drawing style, Dr Lakra brings energy to every page, canvas, or object that he floods with paint and ink.
Dr Lakra was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Drawing Center in New York, which followed a show of his work at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in 2010. He has exhibited widely throughout Mexico, the United States, and Europe at venues such as the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO), Oaxaca, Mexico; Tate Modern, London, England; Matthew Marks Gallery in New York, NY; Galerie Chantel Crousel in Paris, France; and Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York, NY.
This exhibition brings together an entire set of ten extremely rare etchings and two lithographs done back in 2008 and published at the important publisher, Poligrafa, Barcelona, Spain. Poligrafa is best known for their work with publishing prints by Picasso and Miro dating back to the 1950's. All prints are in excellent condition and available for acquiring.