Me adapto a mi enfermedad, de la serie Flores del mal de amor [I Adjust to My Illness, from the series Flowers of Love Sickness]
54 cm x 36.5 cm (21 1/4 in. x 14 3/8 in.)
(San Ignacio, Paraguay, 1962 - 1996, Buenos Aires)
Latin America, Argentinean
Medium and Support:
Hand embroidered blanket
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Museum purchase with funds provided by Donald R. Mullins, Jr., 2004
The artist produced this pillow as he was dying from complications related to AIDS. Domestic linens appear prominently in Centurión’s earlier work as well: in the early 1990s he explored notions of beauty, sexuality, and femininity through a series of large painted or embroidered blankets. Towards the end of his life he began working on a smaller scale due to his weak and bedridden circumstances. These embroidered pillows and linens articulate the passion, desire, and despair of Centurión’s emotional and mental states at that time.