Julio César Peña Peralta, Babalú Ayé, 2011
Xylography, 175 × 116,5 cm

21.06.–20.08.2017

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.

STAR WORK
Within the Star Work series a different artwork from the IKOB Collection is displayed each time.

Star Work № 6: Rhombus


Star Work № 5: Ausgewürfelte Bilder, 28 Bildmöglichkeiten


Star Work № 4: Veules-les-Roses


Star Work № 3: Regalfrau (Study)


Star Work № 2: Me Walking


Star Work № 8: The Gates


Star Work № 10: Geschlossene Scheune [Closed Barn]


Star Work № 9: Poésie urbaine


Star Work № 7: Seestück II


Star Work № 11: Composition


Star Work № 12: Untitled


Star Work № 14: Sieglar-96-09-21


Star Work № 13: LBYD/SOI


Star Work № 1: Ein auf seinen Grundriss reduzierter Stein im Maßstab 1 : 1 / Berg aus Steinstaub


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, Tribute to André Blank


Star Work № 16: Statement 34/56


Star Work № 15: Texte zur Kunst