Escape from Fantasylandia : an illegal alien's survival guide
Enrique Chagoya American
Not on view
Lithographic codex depicting Mexican images, beliefs, and myths about death.
"A ten-color lithograph with gold metallic powder printed by hand from 9 aluminum plates. The lithographic plates were made from mylars created by the artist that combine Xerox transfers with hand drawing, using pencils, toner and ink washes. The edition consists of 30 numbered impressions, plus 6 Artist's proofs, 2 Printer's proofs, 3 Workshop proofs, 1 Archive impression, 1 B.A.T., 3 Trial proofs and 4 Patron's impressions ... printed with lithographic inks on handmade ivory Papel de Amate 21 x 42". After printing each print has been cut, folded and joined to form an accordion folded book measuring 9 1/2 x 80" overall. The edition was proofed and printed by Master printer Bud Shark, assisted by Evan Colbert, between August 22nd and November 23rd, 2011. Each print has been signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. The plates, mylars, and other impressions have been destroyed or defaced. Bud Shark, Master printer"--Publisher description
"In Escape from Fantasylandia: An Illegal Alien’s Survival Guide, Chagoya continues his examination of cultural realities with satire and humor. Using an historical lexicon of Mexican images, beliefs, and myths about death, Chagoya lightens his message with a beautiful Quetzalcoatl, or plumed serpent, traversing the top of the codex, weaving in birds, dolphins and butterflies"--Publisher's website, July 27, 2022
Watson Library copy: 16/30, signed by the artist
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