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Dr. Lakra is a renown artist and tattooist based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Dr. Lakra has been involved in tattoo for decades. He became interested in tattoos during the 1980s and later, Don Ed Hardy assisted Dr. Lakra in establishing his tattoo career. Hardy also included him in his first group exhibition, "Pierced Hearts and True Love," at The Drawing Center in 1995, an institution where Dr. Lakra has continued to show. Dr. Lakra’s works tend to reference stock themes of tattoo imagery with an emphasis on macabre designs. However his inspiration also stems from Absurdism, the Dada and Surrealist movements, as well as caricatures by European artists like George Grosz, Honoré Daumier, and Otto Dix, and his engagement with Pre-Colombian art and contemporary references that include MAD magazine. Dr. Lakra’s artworks are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Hammer Museum and the Walker Art Center in NYC, and he is currently represented by Kurimanzutto, Mexico City and Kate MacGarry, London.

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