Art and Cultural Appropriation

"Good artists copy, great artists steal." - Pablo Picasso "If you pursue this theme, we're not comfortable being on your team this year. We'll have to decline." Dawn and I hung up the phone, confused and somewhat out to sea. We'd never had team members quit because of our art before. As PiƱas Lunchadores we mock-wrestled... Continue Reading →

Meet “Iris,” the Alebrije Bike

In November of 2018, Robert van de Walle and Peter Perez met to discuss the idea of creating a collaborative kinetic piece for Dia de los Muertos. After several months of fabricating a fantastic creature based on the artwork of Mexican artist Pedro Linares, Robert handed off the bike to Peter, who painted traditional and... Continue Reading →

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