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Cesar Vive

ID Number: 3422
Maker: Ofelia Esparza; Self Help Graphics and Art
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 1994
Place Made: United States: California, East Los Angeles
Measurements: 66 cm x 50.7 cm; 26 in x 19 15/16 in
Main Subject: Chicano/Latino; Labor; United Farm Workers
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Cesar [artist's signature] 34/60 Cesar Vive Ofelia Esparza 94

Acquisition Number: 1995-074

Artist's statement: "Cesar Vive (sic.) - is an allegorical composition which signifies what it states. Cesar Chavez lives in the symbolic Corn (Maiz) plant - nurtured by the new workers (new sprouts) who will carry on his work - they are nurtured by the ones who have gone before them (the skulls in the earth) who continue the cycle - as in the corn plant - to keep not only Cesar's memory alive - but his struggle for farmworkers and other poor laborers continues - reseeding itself to begin again with new seedlings - thus the red circle - the Aztec Eagle, of course, stands for the Farm Workers Union. The skull kernals signify the cycle of life and death - Cesar's death awakens the new and old people to bring the struggle to life again and again." O.Esparza

Copyright Status:
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