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Art February, 8 2010

Contemporary Chican@ Art: Color & Culture for a New America

George Vargas offers a primer on Chicano art in Contemporary Chican@ Art: Color & Culture for an New America. Tracing the movement from the 1960s to the present, Vargas outlines the evolution of Chicano art from a fiercely political (engaging directly with duel cultural association) endeavor to production of more universal tone. Given its often underground nature, or status as protest art, Chicano art has only recently began to carry favor in the mainstream art world. Vargas concludes his volume with a discussion of Chicano artistic enterprise.

From University of Texas Press.

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