Frida Be Chicano?
Rupert Garcia, who just opened a show of his Magnolia Editions at the de Young in San Francisco, is the artist who made the striking image of Frida Kahlo on our September cover. The artwork accompanied Carolina Miranda’s much-discussed think piece, “How Chicano Is It?” In the article, Miranda discussed young artists of Mexican American heritage who are gaining visibility for work that often touches on their ethnic identity—along with other themes, from the conceptual to the formal. But they’re conflicted about being defined by it.
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