Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Art Auction: Date FarmersJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 09 Dec 2009
Just realized that Christmas is getting increasingly closer? The Juxtapoz Art Auction is still live until Dec. 17th at CharityBuzz.com and is a great place to pick up terrific pieces from renowned artists.
Today we feature the piece donated by the Date Farmers a collaborative work between artists Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma.
Originally from Indio, California, the two attribute their paintings, collages, and three-dimensional pieces to inspiration from Mexican-American traditional values and contemporary west coast culture. The artists look to graffiti, Mexican street murals, traditional revolutionary posters, sign painting, prison art and tattoos for their influence.
The Date Farmers prefer to use scavenged materials, often found near their desert homes in southern California and nearby Mexico. “Using stuff that was thrown away is Mexican ingenuity. People’s idea of art is that it’s really expensive and [made of] nice materials, but found objects are so abundant, they’re much easier and freeing for us.”
Read all about the auction at www.juxtapoz.com/auction
Bid on this piece here.