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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay


    “In a world in which the culture of the phallus has been imposed, and the vagina denigrated to the point of being seen as vulgar or pornographic, arises the proposal of its vindication.”
    Carlos Enriquez-Gonzalez
     
     
    Carlos Enriquez-Gonzalez creates exciting works that blur the boundaries between the fantasy of comics and high art. The artist uses symbols that reflect his own intimate world such as mushrooms, eyes, monsters, brains, sacred elements and sexual organs which blend his concerns with energy, power, intuition and multidimensionality. In the present lot, Magical Vagina, the artist embodies the idea of the vagina as the giver of life—a symbolic portal through which we go from one world to another. The sensational female shape with enchanting eye, atop the strong stance of the figure’s psychedelic colored encephalic body is both confrontational and mesmerizing painted in shimmering magenta. Through this hypnotic work, the artist deals with themes of birth and transformation in a fantastically singular and sublime manner.

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Magical Vagina

2009
Fiberglass, acrylic and urethane paint.
92 x 38 x 24 in. (233.7 x 96.5 x 61 cm).
Signed and dated "Carlos Enriquez-Gonzalez" and numbered on the underside.  This work is from a series of four differently colored works, one of which is an artist's proof.

Estimate
$12,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $15,000

Latin America

3 Oct 2009
New York