L.A. Xicano “Mapping Another LA: The Chicano Art Movement
catalog published to accompany exhibition of the same name
as a part of the Getty Foundation’s Initiative: Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980; distributed by University of Washington Press; Gold Medal Winner, West-Pacific – Best Regional Non-Fiction – 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards
Exhibition curated by Chon A. Noriega, Terezita Romo, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas. The exhibition catalog for L.A. Xicano explores the diverse artistic contributions of Mexican American and Chicano artists to American art and to Los Angeles’s artistic development since 1945. The volume’s six illustrated essays examine the life and works of the dozens of artists and photographers whose works are displayed and document the important role of artists’ groups. The authors consider these artists and their work in the context of the turbulent history of the time, particularly the development of the Chicano Movement. A plate section features works from each of the four exhibitions.