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Se repulen (They Spruce Themselves Up)
  • Enrique Chagoya, artist
    born 1953
    born: Mexico City, Mexico ; active: United States
    Segura Publishing, publisher
  • Se repulen (They Spruce Themselves Up), 1999
  • The Return to Goya's Caprichos
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching, aquatint
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 210 x 147 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 367 x 279 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 7/16 x 11 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1999.0142.07
Label Text

Black and white image of two men in the foreground trimming each other’s toenails, with a demon like form in the background. At the men’s right is a cartoon-like character whose foot has been cut off (presumably by one of the men). The two men are identified as Jesse Helms and Jerry Falwell, the cartoon character is identified as “Tinky Winky” from the television program “The Teletubbies.” Composition identified as borrowing stylistically from Francisco de Goya’s Los Caprichos print series (after Capricho #51 ).