AMORALES, Carlos. – Los Amorales.

(Amsterdam): Artimo Foundation, 2001.  First edition.  Quarto.  Unpaginated.  Superb documentation of the artist’s reinvention of himself as a Luchador named ‘Amorales’. He commissioned the manufacture of a wrestling mask based on his own face and began using it in a number of performances. In 1999 he introduced his character to a series of live fights with wrestlers from the Lucha Libre circuit. In each fight the mask was worn by a professional wrestler who assumed the identity of Amorales. Together with the live performances, Amorales also exhibited video footage, stills and photographs of the events and their preparations. This book was created in conjunction with Dutch designers Armand Mevis and Linda van Deursen.  ‘It is a great and unashamed work of “typophoto.  A very good copy, a closed tear to one page, in printed wrappers.


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