Star Work № 23: Babalú Ayé
Julio César Peña Peralta
– from the series Apropiaciones indebidas
The woodcuts of Peña Peraltas make reference to José Guadalupe Posada’s print cycle Calaveras, which depicts dead persons in everyday situations of human life, for example while playing the song Besame Mucho. The work on display, created in 2011, alludes to the popular song Babalú that tells of the wandering figure of Death, Babalú Ayé, who only spares those persons who offer him cigars and hard liquor as payment for free passage. In his quirkiness, Death appears to be quite human. We all end up like him when the hour has come and we must relinquish our vanities.
Within the Star Work series a different artwork from the IKOB Collection is displayed each time.
Star Work № 25: A Billion Square Circles
STAR WORK № 24: Checkpoint Charlie
Star Work № 22: Sorry
Star Work № 21: République Libre de Clairefontaine
Star Work № 20: Constructor
Star Work № 19: DEIN GEILSTER MÄDCHENFLUGKÖRPER SCHREIT TOTALST: NUR VORNE IST EVOLUTION IM SCHRITT "MARSCH MARSCH", VERSACHLICHT ALLES.
Star Work № 18: Ohne Titel
Star Work № 17: Corte Cromático, Hommage an André Blank
Star Work № 16: Statements 34/56
Star Work № 15: Texte zur Kunst