Little Boy Brown Celebrating El Día de Los Muertos, 2012
Acrylic, repurposed plaster, solid silver leaf
17 x 7 x 5 in.
from the collection of Henry Muňoz
This piece superimposes two disparate cultural traditions. The first symbolized by Gainsborough’s famous work “Blue Boy” (circa 1770) which became a staple of the American home in the early half of the twentieth century and the contemporary Latino celebration The Day of the Dead to pose questions about the creation and appropriation of culture.