For the first time ever there’s a car in the museum. But it’s not just any car, it’s El Muertorider. Read on to learn about the car, its design and history, and the artists who created it.
In preparing for the current exhibit DE LA MANO: Print-Based work from La Mano Press and La Mano Gráfica, our curatorial staff had their eye on a piece of art by artists John Jota Leaños and Artemio Rodriguez.
El Muertorider is a fully functioning, customized 1968 Chevy Impala paying homage to “the complex and innovative history of cruising and lowriding in California.” Artists Artemio Rodríguez and John Jota Leaños used the Day of the Dead style to com-memorate victims of Hurricane Katrina as well as those who lost their lives at war….
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