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Date Farmers: Super Locos
Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma:
Date Farmers
Super Locos
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The Date Farmers, Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma of Coachella Valley often collaborate in their art, collage, drawings, and words on discarded signs.
Date Farmers: Super Locos(1) Date Farmers: Super Locos(2)
Reminiscent of Mexican Revolutionary posters, Ramirez and Lerma explore the essential reality of the roots of California past and present culture. Their art depicts Mexican American religious icons and their style resembles prison art — their lettering strong in a low rider tradition of bold sign painting.

The Date Farmers first book, this 96 page hard cover will feature paintings, illustrations, photography, and collages driven from the depths of the California desert.

96 pages, Hardcover, 6 1/4'' x 8 1/2'' (160 x 215 mm)
120 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-0-9778854-2-8  $ 19.95
About the Artists:
Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma
Carlos Ramirez and
Armando Lerma
The Date Farmers, Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma of Coachella Valley had their first solo show at New Image Art, Santa Monica in 2003, followed by various exhibitions, recently at the Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York (2008).

Their art is reminiscent of Mexican Revolutionary posters. Both Lerma and Ramirez question politics, race, and social issues in their art. Being from a Mexican American background, their art shows a duality of cultures which includes folkloric elements stemming from indigenous people to modern Californian sub cultures.

See also:

Viva la Revolución
Viva la Revolución
The exhibition Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape features 20 artists from around the world. This companion catalogue to the exhibition includes essays by cur­at­or Pedro Alonzo and Alex Baker, and a preface by Hugh M. Davies. more...
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GINGKO PRESS | POP CULTURE ART BOOK | ISBN-13: 9780977885428 | ISBN-10: 0-9778854-2-9 / 0977885429