Artist Emilia Azcárate’s New Book, The Genealogy of Color, Launches at Sotheby’s

Launch Slideshow

On 5 May, the celebration of Sotheby’s newly-reimagined galleries in New York continued with cocktails and a conversation hosted by Sotheby’s Director of Latin American Art, Anna Di Stasi. Guests were welcomed to a launch of artist Emilia Azcárate’s new book, The Genealogy of Color. Before a signing, Di Stasi moderated a discussion between Azcárate and Juan Carlos Ledezma, a scholar, curator and contributing author to The Genealogy of Color. Together, they spoke about the historic classification of race in colonial Latin America, and how Azcárate engages this history of racial and cultural mixing through a codified system of color and text in her new body of work. Ahead, view images from the event.