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Enrique Chagoya: lithographs

Enrique Chagoya: lithographs

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Chagoya describes his most recent print "Detention at the Border of Language".

"In this work I defang the stereotypes of Native Americans depicted as primitive savages. The mask and the Mayan head team up with a third character to form a fictitious, original, trans-continental Border Patrol. This work is a humorous reminder that all nations in the Americas were created by un-documented immigrants from Europe. Today, some politicians call refugees from Central America and other countries “illegal aliens” but for me they are no different from the Pilgrims or Daniel Boone’s daughter. Xenophobia goes against the spirit of this great country I immigrated to and adopted as my home when I became an American citizen."


Chagoya is currently Associate Professor of Art at Stanford University where he received the Dean's Award in the Humanities in 1998. In 2013, ARTIUM, Basque Centre-Museum of Contemporary Art presented the exhibition Cannibal Palimpsest, Chagoya’s first exhibition in a European museum.

Chagoya's work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The LA County Museum, The National Museum of American Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Yale University Art Gallery and The New York Public Library among others.

Above Image: Enrique Chagoya: "Detention at the Border of Language" 2019

Enrique Chagoya

The Thingly Thingness of Things

22¼ x 30"

Color lithograph, Ed. 30

$3,000

Enrique Chagoya

Invites into the World of the Eternal Instant 20¼ x 24"

Color lithograph, Ed. 30

$2,000

Enrique Chagoya

Expresses Nothing but the Self

20½ x 24"

Color lithograph, Ed. 30

$2,000

Enrique Chagoya

Aliens Sans Frontières

Color lithograph, Ed. 30

24 x 28"

$3000

Enrique Chagoya

Everyone is an Alienígeno

22 x 30"

Color lithograph, Ed. 30

$2,600

Enrique Chagoya

Detention at the Border of Language

22 x 30"

Color lithograph, Ed. 30

$2,600

Full Biography

Enrique Chagoya

Enrique Chagoya makes paintings and prints about the changing nature of culture. “My artwork is a conceptual fusion of opposite cultural realities that I have experienced in my lifetime. I integrate diverse elements: from pre-Columbian mythology, western religious iconography and American popular culture.”

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