Edited by Hal Glicksman and Constance Cortez
Contributions by Karen Mary Davalos, Maxine Borowsky Junge
Preface by Rhea Anastas and Kevin Appel
The first monograph on the work of California born artist, Gilbert “Magu” Luján, this book reveals how Magu’s iconic Chicano art influenced contemporary art and culture. The work of this important sculptor, spokesperson, and teacher is seen from a variety of cultural perspectives in this book, which draws upon the artist’s entire oeuvre and places well-known works alongside unpublished drawings, paintings, sculptures, notebooks, and statements. Designed in a large format to complement Magu’s bold use of color, the book includes essays addressing such topics as the concept of emplacement, gender and the imagery of lowriders, and Magu as a social artist.
Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu“ Luján will be published in tandem with the University Art Galleries opening reception. This event will represent a poignant homecoming for Luján’s works, as the gallery hosted the first major exhibition of Los Four in 1973. For more information on the exhibition click here.
Published University Art Galleries, University of California, Irvine in association with DelMonico Books
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Hard Cover/ 176 pp color
9 x 11.5 in. / 23 x 29.2 cm
September 2017 / English