Dr. Lakra

Untitled, 2020
Silkscreen print on off-white Fabriano paper, rough edge
Approximately 50 x 38.5cm. Size may vary due to rough edge.
Edition of 40
Signed and numbered by the artist

Liverpool Biennial is delighted to announce the release of three limited editions by Dr Lakra, the artist who has devised the 2021 visual identity.

Dr. Lakra’s silkscreen printed editions mirror his Liverpool Biennial 2021 commissioned graphics that centre around features of the body and Liverpool’s port identity - illustrations that have become increasingly recognisable and synonymous with the 11th biennial chapter. These works were printed by hand at the artist’s studio, El Ojo Peludo, in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Consisting of three inspired designs, the works can be purchased individually, or as the full set at an exclusive discounted price.

Dr. Lakra (b. 1972, Mexico City, Mexico) lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. Dr Lakra’s work is characterised by irreverent and provocative images that transgress established norms. While he is best known for his drawings and paintings on appropriated posters, erotic magazines and postcards, his practice encompasses mural painting, collage and sculpture. Through these different mediums he explores his interests in anthropology and ethnography, documenting his fascination with the taboos, fetishes, myths and rituals of different cultures. His compositions combine historical references and contemporary images, incorporating quotes from popular culture and intermingling them with religious and social iconographies. Recent exhibitions include Museo Mario Testino, Peru (2016); Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Sweden (2015); Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Mexico (2014); and Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2012).

The sale of Limited Editions directly supports Liverpool Biennial's new commissions, exhibitions, talks and education programmes.

Contact Us
If you would like to discuss your purchase with us, please contact Aoife Robinson during office hours on 0151 203 3582. Alternatively please email aoifer@biennial.com. Emails will be responded to within one working day.

Delivery and Framing
Each limited edition comes unframed and will be professionally packed and shipped. If you would like to frame your Dr. Lakra edition, we recommend using CBS Gallery framing services in Liverpool, who have the recommended specifications for framing this print. Contact them via framing@cbsgallery.co.uk to find out more.

Buy in Instalments

Liverpool Biennial is part of the Own Art scheme, allowing you to spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan. To buy a work on this scheme, please contact developmentteam@biennial.com or +44(0)151 709 7444.

Terms & Conditions
To read the full terms & conditions of sale, please click here. Prices may increase incrementally as editions sell.

Framed edition photography by Rob Battersby.