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Crayon and graphite on paper

44 x 57 cm (17 5/16 x 22 7/16 in.)

Crowned by a breast and a round airplane, a vermilion mouth with a carnivorous smile literally "teethes" on a Star of David.

Lozano always drew the mouth motif with a frenetic, coarse line, as if attributing it to a child. The mouth motif becomes a full-fledged theme in her graphic work, to which she devoted a whole series between 1963 and 1968. Expressing her grim irreverence, this cartoonish smile seems to make fun of everything, even the Judaeo-Christian symbol, undoubtedly a reference to the artist herself, who gave up her Jewish surname, Knaster.

The work is in the Pinault Collection along with similar drawings by the artist. It was presented at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana during the 2009 group show "Mapping the Studio".