Friday, December 22, 2006

Lucha Libre #1 5" x 7" Christina Pickard and Robin Orbach Starke $100

For about ten years, Christina had a package of Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestlers) sitting on her bookshelf. They were all in a row in a clear plastic sack and despite the fact that they were only about three inches high, looked sort of mythical and fierce and crazy and colorful all at the same time. They had their very own shelf with a mango-colored background and enough room for all of them to stand up--they looked spectacular.

This past summer she finally broke open the sack, shared some luchadors with a friend, and brought the rest to the studio. We propped them up on tables, in with all of our brushes, and set them up next to the oil sticks. They were leaning against the water buckets and lying underneath the light on the drafting table. They were everywhere. We fell in love with the colors of their tights, the graphic starkness of their masks, their sequined capes, and their elaborate hairdos. We liked them so much that we decided to do a series inspired by Lucha Libre.

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