PAINTINGS 1994 - 2008
FIFTY YEARS ARTMAKING
A BRIEF HISTORY
THE DISASTERS OF
In 1799, the Spanish painter Francisco Goya published Los Caprichos (The Caprices), a series of etchings satirizing human folly and weakness.
Inspired by Goya's work, Ben Sakoguchi has begun a painting series entitled "The Caprices." Sakoguchi has selected and combined images of contemporary American culture, and includes some of Goya's captions, along with other phrases in Spanish.
The 32 paintings reproduced here date from 2003 and 2004. They are acrylic on canvas, 11 inches x 14 inches.
(click on images to see each group)
[Fifty Years Artmaking]
[A Brief History of Slavery]
[The Unauthorized History of Baseball]
[Orange Crate Label Series]
[The Disasters of War]
[Postcards from Camp]
[Postcards from France]
© 2005, 2006, 2008 Ben Sakoguchi