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Domingo Zapata (Spanish, b.1974)
LOT ID: 74399
Make Love Not War, 2011

Acrylic, and collage on canvas
72 х 48 in. (182.88 x 121.92 cm.)
Signed, "D. Zapata", lower left.
Lot description
Employing his characteristic appropriation of American Pop art, this acrylic and collage on canvas by Domingo Zapata portrays a classic pin-up girl with the words “MAKE LOVE NOT WAR” scrawled across her outfit. Referencing 1960 anti-war elements such as the campaign slogan, the peace sign on her helmet, and Vietcong cartoon of a girl holding a parachute, Zapata adds his unique style by collaging Americana imagery with his signature use of text to create a playful composition which hints at the protest of war.

Born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, contemporary Spanish-American artist Domingo Zapata (b. 1974) is known for his figurative and abstract works which employ an incredibly vibrant palette, amalgamated imagery, and references to Spanish culture as well as American Pop icons and celebrities. Working to evoke his poetic imagination, draw the viewer into a world which combines fact with fiction, and create a distinct aesthetic unique to his style, Zapata draws inspiration from past experiences and surrounding environments to execute his work. Known for running in celebrity circles, Zapata has painted numerous iconic individuals including Eva Longoria, Lindsay Lohan, Pamela Anderson, Lady Gaga, and Angelina Jolie, among others. The artist studied at Regents College (London,UK) and American University (Washington, DC). Represented by HUS Gallery, Zapata has had numerous exhibitions with shows at Paris Sud Gallery (Paris, FR), Galleria Carmen de la Guerra (Madrid, SP), and Dove Gallery (Monte Carlo, Monaco).
Make Love Not War by Domingo Zapata
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