Enrique Chagoya


Mexico D.F., 1953.
Lives and works in San Francisco. He received his MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1987. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, El Museo del Barrio, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Walker Art Center.

Out of Print Project Description

Enrique Chagoya: The Headache, A Print After George Cruikshank

Chagoya created a limited edition print titled The Headache inspired by George Cruikshank's print of the same name currently in the collection at the Rosenbach Museum & Library. This print was produced in collabration with multiple Philadelphia print shops including: C.R. Ettinger Studio, The Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, The University of the Arts, Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints, and Magnolia Editions, and includes both digital, chine collé and intaglio layers.

In George Cruikshank’s time there were attempts (by bribe) to censor his work and even the royal family approached him in hopes of avoiding any further embarrassment from his brutal characterizations. Cruikshank was a populist artist whose socially critical images of drunkards and medical maladies were readily accessible through newspapers, magazines, books and broadsides.

Image Credit: Greenhouse Media

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Enrique Chagoya: The Headache

Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Print Study Room
February 17-20, 2010

Specific program times and program to be announced