TOTEMITOS: DR. LAKRA

Oaxaca: La Maquinucha Ediciones; Taller El Alacrán, 2017. handmade and handbound edition with duo tone and color plates, illus. endpapers, Item #111917

SIGNED, NUMBERED AND LIMITED EDITION 100 of artist book comprising collages made by artist and tattooist Dr. Lakra (Mexico City, 1972) usig images from the books of the library of the IAGO, Oaxaca, under the editorial care of Julio García Aguilar. The artist creates new monsters and characters that take up the iconography, aesthetics and symbolism of different cultures. Each edition varies in color, paper and order of the binding, making it a unique object. Dr. Lakra joined the Taller de los Viernes from 1988 to 1991, where he began exploring painting, drawing and collage. His most important exhibitions include: Dr. Lakra, Akvarelle Museet, Skarhamm, Sweden (2015); Dr. Lakra and Toño Camuñas, Museo de los Pintores MUPO, Oaxaca, Mexico (2014); Mexican Demons and Dancing Skeletons: Dr. Lakra in dialogue with Posada, Hostelbro Kunstmuseum, Hostelbro, Denmark (2012); Dr. Lakra, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City (2011); Dr. Lakra, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey MARCO, Mexico (2011); Dr. Lakra, Museo Amparo, Publa, Mexico (2011); Dr. Lakra, The Drawing Center, New York, United States (2011); Los dos amigos, Dr. Lakra & Abraham Cruzvillegas, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca MACO, Mexico (2005); Dr. Lakra, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany (1993). He has participated in group exhibitions at the following institutions: The Barbican, London, United Kingdom (2015); The Brandts-Museum of Art and Visual Culture, Odense, Denmark (2014); Quai Branly Museum, Paris, France (2014); Museo Nacional de Arte, Guadalajara, Mexico (2014); Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico (2013); Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden (2012); Centro de las Artes San Agustín Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico (2011); Manila Contemporary, Makati, Phillippines (2010); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, United States (2010); Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico (2010); FLAG Art Foundation, New York, United States (2010); Museau da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal (2009); The Alameda National Center, San Antonio, United States (2008); Yokahama Museum of Art, Yokahama, Japan (2007); Museum of Modern Art MoMA, New York, United States (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, United States (2007); Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (2007), among others. Dr. Lakra currently lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. “Este libro se terminó de imprimir en septiembre de 2017, en el “Taller El Alacrán”, se utilizaron las imágenes de libros de la Biblioteca del Instituto de Artes Graficas de Oaxaca, bajo el cuidado editorial de Julio García Aguilar. Se imprimieron 100 ejemplares.”—Colophon.

Price: $1,900.00