PAINTINGS 1994 - 2008

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A BRIEF HISTORY
OF SLAVERY

THE
UNAUTHORIZED
HISTORY
OF BASEBALL

ORANGE CRATE
LABEL SERIES

THE DISASTERS OF
WAR

THE CAPRICES

POSTCARDS FROM
CAMP

POSTCARDS FROM
FRANCE

BEN SAKOGUCHI
THE CAPRICES

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)



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Group 1




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Group 2




cs-sakoguchi-21-latin-asian-african-native-american-flag

Group 3






[Paintings 1994-2008]
[About] [Curriculum Vitae]
[Fifty Years Artmaking]
[Contact]


[A Brief History of Slavery]
[The Unauthorized History of Baseball]
[Orange Crate Label Series]
[The Disasters of War] [The Caprices]
[Postcards from Camp] [Postcards from France]


© 2005, 2006, 2008 Ben Sakoguchi