In Buenos Aires in the 1990s, a new generation of artists responded enthusiastically to the recent democratically elected government and to the air of social tolerance that came with it. Feliciano Centurión was a central figure in the Arte Light movement, known for flamboyant, irreverent works that embodied progressive attitudes about lifestyle and sexuality. By using cheap blankets as the support for large-scale paintings, he sought a new type of beauty through the language of kitsch, humor, and theatricality.

Centurión painted his most poignant and personal work, Sacrificed Lamb, the day he was diagnosed with AIDS. The timing of the work, along with the Christian symbol of the sacrificial lamb, reflects a somber undercurrent in his humor and a sense of impending mortality.