Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales
Los Amorales

Photographs: Carlos Amorales

Text: Amorales, Patricia Ellis, Cuauhtemoc Medina, Philippe Vergne and Rein Wolfs

Publisher: Artimo

Pictures: 162

Year: 2000

Price: 150

Comments: Softcover, 290 x 210 mm. First edition, 2000. Text in english. Design by Mevis & van Deursen. Tiny traces of soiling. In very good condition. Included in The Latin American photobook by Horacio Fernandez. Selected by The Paris Photo Photobook Prize 2011.

In 1996 Carlos Aguirre Morales decided to reinvent 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 who, like Amorales had studied at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam.


Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

Carlos Amorales,Los Amorales

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