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Lucha Libre (Plate 9), 2010 Archival Pigment Print H: 36 X W: 44 in © Courtesy of the Artist and Craig Krull Gallery
Lucha Libre

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave. Building B-3
Santa Monica, CA 90404
November 1st, 2011 - November 5th, 2011
Opening: November 1st, 2011 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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http://www.craigkrullgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
santa monica/venice
EMAIL:  
info@craigkrullgallery.com
PHONE:  
310.828.6410
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 11-5:30
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

*One Week Exhibition*
Building B7 

In his sixth solo exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery, Richard Ehrlich will present his series of large scale color photographs (44 x 60") of the Lucha Libre wrestlers of Mexico. The photographs were first exhibited at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Los Angeles (June 11 - July 23, 2011).

According to Richard Ehrlich, "My continued interest in the culture of Lucha Libre stems from my close personal association with Jose Sulaiman, Chair of the World Boxing Council, who has known many of the luchadores for more than thirty years. He was instrumental in organizing the photo shoot in Mexico City. The purpose was to attempt to capture photographically the emotion and character of the fighters. The luchadores are Latin American icons and are extremely popular and important cultural figures. They were exceedingly cooperative with this project."