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RM

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Hardcover, 12.25 x 13.75 in. / 136 pgs / 56 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 191   

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ISBN 9788417975159 FLAT40
List Price: $75.00 CDN $108.00

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Pieter Hugo: La Cucaracha

Text by Pieter Hugo, Mario Bellatin, Ashraf Jamal.

Themes of mortality and ordinariness in modern-day Mexico

This is Cape Town–based photographer Pieter Hugo’s (born 1976) homage to Mexico, in portraits, landscapes and still-life vignettes with bright shades of pink, blue and green.


PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Elephant

Charlotte Jansen

This is a series about sex, and death—interpreted explicitly: naked flesh and blood, burning and cut-up corpses, fallen fruit and blooming flowers. Nature and humanity perform a strange and beguiling dance across the pages—La Cucaracha playing faintly in the background.

New York Times

Osman Can Yerebakan

[It] was its people’s day-to-day understanding of life’s fragility that inspired his new photography series, “La Cucaracha." Hugo named the series after the popular folk song about an injured cockroach whose lyrics are often rewritten in Mexico as political satire.

Photo Eye

Shannon Taggart

Pieter Hugo’s big, bold book on sex and death in Mexico is ancient and modern at once. La Cucaracha merges myth, history, and everyday reality, drawing symbols from Catholic iconography, Biblical stories, Mexican folklore, Aztec antiquity, Renaissance painting and cartel crime scenes. Hugo’s electric memento mori celebrates Mexico’s ability to grapple with ambiguity, and to endure.

Pieter Hugo: La Cucaracha

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/15/2020

Pieter Hugo signing 'La Cucaracha' at Dashwood Books

Pieter Hugo signing 'La Cucaracha' at Dashwood Books

Thursday January 16 from 6–8 PM, Dashwood Books presents photographer Pieter Hugo signing La Cucaracha, published by RM.
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PIETER HUGO MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Pieter Hugo: Solus Volume I

PIETER HUGO: SOLUS VOLUME I

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ISBN: 9788417975753
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Pub Date: 3/1/2022
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Pieter Hugo: La Cucaracha

PIETER HUGO: LA CUCARACHA

RM

ISBN: 9788417975159
USD $75.00
| CAN $108

Pub Date: 4/14/2020
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