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Luis Jiménez: Native Son



Luis Jiménez (1940-2006): <EM>Honky Tonk</EM> (1981)Lithograph with glitter, 35 x 50”. El Paso Museum of Art, Purchase with funds provided by the Robert U. and Mabel O. Lipscomb Foundation Endowment, 2004.1.1
Luis Jiménez (1940-2006): Honky Tonk (1981)
Lithograph with glitter, 35 x 50”. El Paso Museum of Art, Purchase with funds provided by the Robert U. and Mabel O. Lipscomb Foundation Endowment, 2004.1.1
Luis Jiménez: Native Son
UNITED STATES
EL PASO, TEXAS  •  El Paso Museum of Art  •  9 February - 25 May 2014
 
Considered a godfather of Chicano art, Luis Jiménez (1940 - 2006) was instrumental in bringing Chicano sensibilities into the mainstream through his vividly colored, larger-than-life fiberglass sculptures reflecting his Mexican-American heritage. He was also an accomplished and prolific draftsman and printmaker. Jiménez’s focus on everyday human subjects fostered his reputation as an artist of the working class, while his novel treatment of themes and use of pop-culture materials sometimes shocked critics and the public.

Selected exclusively from the holdings of the El Paso Museum of Art and organized by the museum’s Senior Curator, Dr. Patrick Shaw Cable, Luis Jiménez: Native Son features works that date from 1973 to 2004 and represent the artist’s three principal media: lithography, colored-pencil drawing, and fiberglass sculpture—this last technique embodied in a beautifully colored model for a monument honoring fallen firefighters.


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