Enrique Chagoya
Atlas and the Arugulas, 2008
Uv-cured acrylic with watercolor on amate paper
23.75 x 35.5 in
Edition of 10

Enrique Chagoya’s latest print edition at Magnolia updates a 17th century print by Jacques Callot, reenvisioning Callot’s scene of Atlas hoisting the world as the beleaguered President Obama, flanked by the first lady and Joe Biden, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sitting atop the globe. The work’s title, Atlas and the Arugulas, refers to accusations of elitism leveled at Obama after he mentioned the spicy salad green during a campaign stop in Iowa. Chagoya printed Atlas in black UV-cured acrylic on amate paper and then painted the edition by hand using watercolors.