2020 Sanitized by Francisco Delgado
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Reserve price: $200
Ending on: July 3, 2020 4:00p.m. PST, 5:00p.m. MST, 6:00p.m. CST, 7:00p.m.EST
About the piece: 11” by 14.5”
#11 of 20
It’s 2020 and the danger of the Pandemic has scared the old dirty pigeon, festooned in its Mickey Mouse hat. He is fiercely trying to pull disinfecting wipes from the Clorox containers. Good luck with that.
|Bid Date||Bidder||Bid Amount|
|6/23/20 11:04a.m.||Nancy Nicklas||$222.00|
About the artist: Francisco Delgado’s artwork crosses back and forth across el Río Bravo / the Rio Grande and reflects his deep and personal connection to the US-Mexico Borderlands. He was born in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and raised in El Paso’s historic Segundo Barrio neighborhood, later receiving his MFA from the prestigious Yale School of Art. Delgado’s graphics reflect the social and political history of the border region, with a special emphasis on the collective struggles of underrepresented people, his people―“los bordeños,” the word he uses to identify himself and his community.
“His work, which includes pen and ink and charcoal drawing, painting, printmaking and murals, is often concerned with racism, inequity and the structural violence inherent in the US immigration system and the militarized border. He uses popular imagery and readily recognizable symbols from bordeño culture to parody and critique the darker elements of border life, often highlighting clashes between classes, culture and values. His vision embodies a bit of the comic farce of Tin Tan, the cultural symbols of the uber kultur (elephants, donkeys, automobiles, etc.), and the rage of institutionally imposed second-class citizenship. The resulting vision places him squarely in the lineage of the great paseño artist Luis Jimenez, not as an imitator but as an artist who recognizes his forebears but who is following his own path of creation. The full range of Delgado’s artwork is exhibited in national and international art exhibitions as well as community institutions, published in a variety of books and is included in a number of highly respected personal collections. If you journey through Segundo Barrio between the downtown of El Paso and the Rio Grande, you’re sure to find his iconic murals on the walls of those historic streets. These murals are collaborations with the young people of the barrio. He thinks of himself as a citizen of Segundo, and he’s proud to give back to his community. This is his home, the roots of this important work.”
―Kerry Doyle, Director, Rubin Center for Contemporary Art