Placa/Rollcall

  • Charles "Chaz" Bojórquez, Placa/Rollcall, 1980, acrylic on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1992.64.1

Exhibition Label
Bojórquez is recognized for bringing Chicano graffiti (or Cholo graffiti) into the established art world. In Placa/Rollcall he blended this form of street art, which denotes territory and neighborhood loyalty, with a personal roll call of people he holds near and dear. An array of fanciful letters fills the canvas. Among the names he includes are Larry, Raton, Snow, and Blades (his girlfriend). Bojórquez’s works showcase the artistry of Chicano graffiti and resonate with traditions of abstract art and calligraphic forms from around the world.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

Title
Placa/Rollcall
Artist
Date
1980
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
68 1/4 x 83 1/8 in. (173.4 x 211.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
acrylic on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
  • Object – letter
Object Number
1992.64.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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