Muertos De Risa: 80’s Vintage Day of the Dead Works From Self Help Graphics & Art’s Collection
Opening reception: Sunday, October 31, 2010, 3-7 pm
On view: October 31, 2010-November 20, 2010
A Dia de los Muertos print collector’s dream come true! Muertos de Risa is a unique opportunity to view and purchase rare prints in the Self Help Graphics & Art’s collection.
The selection of art includes, Esperanza, (1990), a large, marvelous and impeccable print by the late, multi-faceted artist Eduardo Oropeza. Oropeza’s work is very coveted by art lovers and the rarity of having an available print for sale makes it an incredible opportunity for collectors to acquire his work.
Included in the exhibition are other singular DOD themed works from the “70’s and 80’s by renowned Chicano and Mexicano artists John Valadez, Leo Limón and Alfredo de Batuc. These artists as well as many others were an integral part of the Chicano art movement that was nurtured from its beginnings at Self Help Graphics & Art.
Several rare pieces from the late seventies will also be available. These colorful, unsigned and unnumbered early DOD themed works are a testament of the unique historical significance of Self Help Graphics & Art and Dia de los Muertos, and offer the committed art collector a rare opportunity to share a piece of Chicano art history.