The Battle of the sad night (La Noche Triste)

2017 Finalist Gallery

Claudia Nicholson, The Battle of the sad night (La Noche Triste): Spring break, Cancun 1503. The Spaniards were sad because they had broken treasure and men. Jlo and Ja Rule were smashing glasses of Champaign next to the swimming pool and then god said “I drink from cracked vessels”. Meanwhile the Zapatistas were sharpening their knives, 2015

white earthenware, underglaze, ceramic glaze, gold lustre, diamantes, 72cm x 50cm x 47cm
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