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Estampas de la Raza


    Raul Caracoza, ‘Young Frida (Pink)’, 2006




Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection
February 7 – May 23, 2015
Large Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 7, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Admission and events are free and open to the public. Guided tours can be arranged by appointment.

Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection is a traveling exhibition surveying an extensive collection of Chicana/o prints that will come to Los Angeles and be on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College click here. This impressive collection of serigraphs and lithographs is owned by McNay Museum in San Antonio, TX, and was donated to the McNay by Texas-based art collectors Drs. Ricardo and Harriet Romo. Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection opens on February 7, and continues
through May 23, 2015. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, February 7, 4:00-6:00 p.m., and is free to all. VPAM presents Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection, a survey of printmaking, including more than sixty works from 1984 to 2011 by forty-four artists, chronicling Latina/o and Chicana/o experience in the United States. Printmaking transformed across the boundaries of the contemporary art world and into the realm of social change and activism during the Chicano Movement of the 1970s, when prints became a recognizable political gesture. Exploring Chicano/Latino printmaking from the 1960s to the 2000s, the survey examines the intersections of culture through the lenses of “identity,” “struggle,” “tradition, culture, and memory,” “icons,” and “other voices.” Together, the Estampas collection functions as a composite representation of the complex narrative of the community’s political and creative movement for social, economic, and political equity. Artists represented in the survey include Sam Coronado, Richard Duardo, Gronk, Ester Hernández, Luis Jiménez, César Martínez, Alex Rubio, Patssi Valdez, and Vincent Valdez, among others whose work has been featured recently at VPAM like Sonia Romero and Jaime “Germs” Zacarias. A proverbial “visual feast,” the exhibition stimulates a critical awareness of a particular history and culture through the collection of work featuring a range of icons and voices. The collectors’ deep appreciation for the print medium positions each piece within the context of its history, while broadening and adding to the historical narrative of the culture. Chicana/o printmaking recontextualized the print medium and blended the influences of American pop art from the late 50s and early 60s with traditional Mexican culture. During the early 1970s, the accessibility to art and culture was revolutionized in the Chicana/o community through the manifestation of different local creative hubs. It was the simplicity of production through the use of minimal and inexpensive materials that motivated some of the community’s early printmaking endeavors. Organizations
such as East Los Angeles’s influential community-based printmaking atelier, Self Help Graphics & Art, as well as Richard Duardo’s Los Angeles print shop, Modern Multiples, provided a space for art to function as a mechanism for community building. Collectors began to acquire Chicana/o prints in the 1980s, when posters became more aestheticized and in dialogue with mainstream contemporary art movements.

The exhibition is a celebration of the recent gift given to the McNay Museum in San Antonio by Drs. Harriett and Ricardo Romo. Spanning more than four decades of art collecting, the Romos are among the most important collectors of Chicano art in the United States. As long-time educators, the Romos aim to share these works with others, especially students, in hope of providing viewers with a relational narrative and a personal feeling of
empowerment. “They have amassed one of the largest selections of Chicana/o art not because they were wealthy with disposable income, but because they saw its importance from the very beginning. They felt that art reflected their lives, that it was empowering; for this reason, they made it their commitment to share this work with others,” explains Carlos Francisco Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of Chicano/a Studies, UC Davis in the prologue of the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition.

Former Angelenos and UCLA alumni, the Romos have made great contributions to the field of Chicano Studies; they have both integrated arts education into their academic disciplines, history and sociology, respectively. Dr. Ricardo Romo currently holds the position of president at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Romo authored the 1983 publication, East Los Angeles: History of a Barrio after receiving his PhD in history from UCLA (1975). Dr. Harriet Romo is Professor of Sociology at University of Texas, San Antonio.

A beautifully illustrated exhibition catalogue featuring a prologue by Carlos Francisco Jackson, an introduction by
Harriett and Ricardo Romo, and essay by curator Lyle Williams, will be available for purchase at the Vincent Price
Art Museum.

Public Programming:
Saturday, February 7, 2 to 4 p.m. Join Chicano/a art collectors Drs. Harriet and Ricardo Romo for a conversation
with several of the artists from Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection.

Vincent Price Art Museum | East Los Angeles College
Hours: Tue. Wed. Fri. Sat. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Thu. 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tel: (323) 265-8841 | Fax: (323) 260-8173 | Email:
Web: click here

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Emmanuelle CHOUSSY



Emmanuelle CHOUSSY “ETRE & PARAITRE” photo exhibition published Modern Multiples at the Los Angeles, Pacific Design Center, September 2014. Three hundred people attended the French photographer‘s opening reception. The event had the chance to welcome fashion designer ADOLFO SANCHEZ, director PITOF, painter/model/actress ILONA SMET, producer FABRICE SOPOGLIAN…

#ModernMultiples #Photography #RichardDuardo #Studio #FinePrints#EmmanuelleChoussy #Model #France #September

Emmanuelle CHOUSSY is an ex-photo model who turned photographer, born and raised in FRANCE. She studied French comparative literature of the 18th Century, then obtained a Master Degree in « Audiovisual Communication », before establishing as a self-taught photographer in 2004.

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Richard Duardo and the McNay

The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX, recently paid tribute to Richard Duardo. In February, VPAM will be hosting the large group exhibition “Estampas de la Raza” that will include Richard’s work.

The contemporary art world and the McNay has lost a dear friend with the sudden death of master printmaker Richard Duardo. Often called “The West Coast Warhol,” a nickname that he was sometimes ambivalent about, Duardo was a mover and shaker in the Latino art community in Southern California for decades. He was also the founder of Modern Multiples, one of the most influential and prolific print shops in the country. – See more at: Click Here

Estampas de la Raza - VIP Special Reception
Duardo, center, poses with fans of his work at the members-only opening of Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection, an exhibition, organized by the McNay in 2012, where his work was featured.
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Sending Richard off in Unison

From the Modern Multiples Families,

Richard‘s cremation moment will be Monday, November 24th, at 11am. While a private family ceremony, we welcome that all of you, wherever you may be, share in sending Richard off in unison – light a candle, contemplate a piece of his art, reflect on a wonderful memory you have of him, eat a tamale!

Open to all friends and family, there will be an evening prayer/vigil on:

Date: Sunday, December 7th,

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Chapel on the Hill

Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills

Address: 6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

We as that you have a moment of silence, eat a tamale or turn the music up real loud so that we may all send him off in spirit together with love in our hearts and a smile on our beautiful faces.

As Richard had so often noted, ‘whether fame or famine, we make art!’. So we carry on Richard’s vision and make art we shall. Thank you for your love and support, Modern Multiples and the Duardo Family.”

We thank you all for posting your loving memories of Richard. – it has been of great comfort to all of us during this time.

If you’d like to pay your respects, share stories, and share photos of Richard Duardo, please email

With love,

The Modern Multiples Family
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“BOY GEORGE POP ART REMIX” Fine Art Exhibition & Reception

Join us Moderns Multiples as we kick off the CULTURE CLUB Fall US Tour by celebrating through the art of BOY GEORGE. To commemorate the long awaited Reunion Tour, a once in a lifetime Art Show will take place at SHAG the store (a Fine Art Gallery), in Palm Springs, CA, showcasing Boy George’s innovative style that has driven his success throughout his multifaceted career.

Few Musical Groups epitomized the sound and culture of the 80’s like CULTURE CLUB (and their ever provocative front man BOY GEORGE). Well, in just over a week, we’ll let you get up close and personal with Boy George’s art work and hope you’ll join us at SHAG the store for our exciting Pop-Up exhibition:

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BOY GEORGE Art Exhibition & Reception

with Limited Edition Prints & Merchandise for Sale
Featuring Art Collaboration
by BOY GEORGE, Richard Duardo & Germizm

Reception on Friday, November 14th, 2014
8:00pm until 11:00pm
(Boy George art will remain at SHAG the store through Sunday, December 14th)


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POPUP Marketplace at L.A. LIVE

Make your way to the first ever POPUP Marketplace at L.A. LIVE with Modern Multiples on November 12 from 5 – 10PM for an evening of shopping local and handmade. The district will transform into a night time craft fair showcasing over 60 of LA’s best and brightest indie makers, crafters and artists. DJs will be spinning tunes while you hop from booth to booth and participating L.A. LIVE restaurants will offer food and drink specials so you can relax and unwind with all of your new wares. With the holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect excuse to get some early shopping done whilst sneaking in a treat (or two) for yourself!  


Let us know you’re coming! RSVP

The Details:

  • Carefully Curated Marketplace with Over 60 Vendors
  • Food & Drink Specials at participating L.A. LIVE restaurants
  • Live Music & Entertainment
  • $5 Parking All Night – Lot W, Gate B only (Free for Downtown Preferred members)

Indie Makers, Crafters and Artists:

Candle Stash | Detroit Trash | Downtown Muse Photography | Few Bits | Fox Force Three | Marley & Alfie Modern Multiples Fine Art Editions | Roots Revival | A Blonde and Her Bag | Agapantha Jewelry | Amy’s Reclaimed | Anvil Handcrafted | Barney & Clyde Mercantile | Big Squeeze Press | Btwn Wind & Water | Claudia Rossini Handbags | Clocks in Books |  Cowpunk Leather Products | CullquipumaJewelry&Handbags | Curmudgeon Cards | DesignsByDex | Arts District Flea | Sour Girls | Soulful Essence | Chop Siouxy | Chrysalis Natural Theraputics | BlackbrainLA | Goat & Kettle | Industrial Vintage | Indica Design ISIMO Co. | Late Sunday Afternoon | Lindall Leather Works | London Manori | MarkBrunner/ HumanTreeRobot | Mezachica | Micha Design | Minabea Jewelry | Minion Me | MiyaSakiCanShoppe | Mochie Couture | objects with purpose | Omeyocan | Perfect Reject | Phraseology | Pocket Square Clothing | Pop&Timber | Pretty for Peanuts | RadUncle | Rico Adair | Sara Horne Jewelry | Smithy Jewelry | Sorenity Rocks | StainGlass Car-toons | Studio DGH | Succulent Heaven | Zanna Girl Scrubs | The Exiled Elite | The Fenix | The Glass Studio | The Tin Man | Urban Star Organics | Quetzal Boutique | MexCo Collective | Wilcox Art | Paula Carlotto Jewelry | MTNT Mutante Leathers | African Baskets

Live Music: 

KCRW’s DJ Anthony Valadez | DJ Panamami | Willow Willow | Waterparx

Participating Restaurants Specials: 

Katsuya | Lawry’s Carvery | Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill |
Red Mango | The Farm of Beverly Hills | Rosa Mexicano Tom’s Urban | Smashburger | Live Basil Pizza

Stop by our info booth on the way in and be one of the first 300 early birds to receive a complimentary POPUP tote bag!

POPUP Marketplace at L.A. LIVE is curated by Melissa Richardson Banks aka Downtown Muse and Edgar Varela aka EVFA; collectively of WeAreDTLA


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Red Bull Latagrafica II + Modern Multiples Artist Showcase

Modern Multiples and Red Bull are teaming up this weekend for an awesome event! There will be art exhibition and sale, live painting, music, food and drink. Entrance is FREE and Street Parking is FREE as well. We’d love to see you there.

(Celebrating 10 Red Bull Artists + Friends)

Red Bull Latagrafica II

  • Plaza De La Raza
  • 3540 N. Mission Rd. Los Angeles, CA. 90031
  • Friday, October 24
  • 8:30pm – 10:30pm


Modern Multiples Artist Showcase

  • Modern Multiples 
  • 1735 N. Main St. Los Angeles, CA. 90031
  • Saturday, October 25
  • 1:00pm – 8:00pm


Sponsors: Red Bull, Modern Multiples, Tito’s Vodka, Jarritos

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BOTART III: International Barrel Art Exhibit

Modern Multiples will be in BOTART this year!

2014 marks the 3rd exhibition and transcontinental expansion of BOTART! Since 2008, BOTART has been promoting local and international artists to art collectors worldwide by showcasing artists creative abilities on wooden wine barrels. Each artist will display a painted wine barrel and a wall-hung work of art. WestEDGE is a four-day curated fair showcasing the best in modern design for architects, the design trade, and discerning design aficionados. The exciting Open Night Party, a special event to benefit Heal the Bay, will include a silent auction of the barrels. The winning bidders will receive their own specially commissioned barrels created by the artists. For more information please  click HERE!

Location | Date | Time

  • 3021 Airport Ave #203, Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014
  • 6:30pm – 10:30pm


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Artisanal LA

Modern Multiples will be showcasing fine art prints at the Artisanal LA this weekend. Taste, shop, sample and learn while supporting the local economy and local artisanal vendors at their seasonal shows and pop-up shops. Artisanal LA is a pop-up community event with weekend long seasonal shows and shops celebrating the city’s finest local, sustainable and handmade edibles.

Ticket Prices

  • $12 online
  • $15 at the door

Buy Tickets Here!

Location | Date | Time

  • The Reef 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, Ca. 90007
  • Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 11-12
  • 11am – 6pm
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The Beverly Hills artSHOW

Modern Multiples is heading to Beverly Hills to displaying original work and prints of Richard Duardo, “the Andy Warhol of the West Coast.” The 40 year old Beverly Hills artSHOW is produced by the City of Beverly Hills each May and October. Spanning over four blocks of Beverly Gardens Park in the heart of Beverly Hills, the artSHOW features more than 250 fine artists and draws crowds of 40,000. Come enjoy fine art, beer and wine gardens, fine food, food trucks, family activities and live music all weekend long, all for FREE. Even the parking is free!
Location | Date | Time
  • Beverly Gardens Park, Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • Saturday & Sunday Oct. 18-19, 2014
  • 10am – 5pm