LOT S104 DENISE DE LA RUE / ENRIQUE "EL CUATE" ESPINOSA, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 2005



Analog print on color glossy paper

48-3/4 x 35-3/8 inches (124 x 90 cm)

Auction estimate: $20,000



Gift of the artist and Gagosian Gallery



De La Rue's Matador series offers a glimpse into the complex social and moral
implications of modern bullfighting, a cultural cornerstone of the Hispanic world. De
La Rue explores the dual identity of these heroes: part ballet dancer - beautiful in
ornate dress and elegant in movement, and part warrior - locked in mortal combat
with the toro bravo. Removed from the immediacy of the ring, she places the
matadors in settings that are reminiscent of Baroque portrait painting and depict
religious scenes.
De La Rue lives and works in Mexico City. She has exhibited in many groups shows
and her works are in prestigious private collections.


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