Breakfast Tacos, from the series Seven Days

  • Chuck Ramirez, Breakfast Tacos, from the series Seven Days, 2003, printed 2012, inkjet print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2003, Estate of Charles Ramirez, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2013.14

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Wilting flowers, glistening aluminum foil holding half-eaten breakfast tacos, cups of coffee, and two local and national beer standards – Lone Star (the “national” beer of Texas) and Miller Lite – all populate Ramirez’s contemporary still life. Ramirez magnified the stuff of everyday life to reveal the history often embedded in popular icons. The Lone Star flag transitioned from national flag (of the Republic of Texas) to beloved state symbol. Miller Beer’s German roots are now little known, yet Mexican-derived foods like tacos are marketed as coming from across the border, despite being staples of the American diet.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

 

 

Title
Breakfast Tacos, from the series Seven Days
Artist
Date
2003, printed 2012
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet and image: 48 x 60 in. (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums Description
inkjet print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Still life – foodstuff – taco
  • Still life – furniture – table
Object Number
2013.14
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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