Dr. Lakra, “Sin título/Untitled (Retrato de mujer con calaca),” 2007.
Ink on vintage magazine, 11-1/8 x 8-5/8″, Luis Alvarez Vila.
Image courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto,
Mexico City.
Photo: Michel Zabé Studio.

Museo Amparo
29 January–9 May 2011

Jerónimo López Ramírez (born 1972, Oaxaca, Mexico) is a self-taught illustrator and tattoo artist who signs his work as Dr. Lakra. This alias reflects the artist’s tendency towards rebellion— “doctor” is a title that commands respect, while “lakra” is Spanish slang for a delinquent and a play on the word lacra, which translates as a scar or a blemish.

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