Borderless: The Art of Luis Tapia delves deeper into Tapia’s artistic legacy from the early 1970s to today as a celebrated and influential figure in Chicano art and New Mexican art.
In this first full-length study of Tapia’s career, leading art historians, curators and literary figures consider Tapia’s refined craftsmanship and insightful commentary as visual and social touchstones for a tradition in transition. Writing from different critical and scholarly perspectives, the authors celebrate Tapia’s impact as a visionary contemporary realist whose example is now being embraced by other artists following his lead. Contributors to Borderless include:
Borderless highlights more than 100 color photographs of works spanning the colorful spectrum of Tapia’s expression, including pieces from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Denver Art Museum, Autry Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Museum of International Folk Art, and elsewhere. Borderless will be in full release by the University of Oklahoma Press in fall 2017.
Borderless is edited by Carmella Padilla, a Santa Fe journalist, author, and editor who recently co-edited and contributed to the 2015 book, A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World, winner of the College Art Association’s 2017 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for distinguished scholarship in art history.
Foreword by Dana Gioia
Introduction by Charlene Villaseñor Black
Essays by Lucy R. Lippard, Tey Marianna Nunn, Denise Chávez, and Edward Hayes
Edited by Carmella Padilla
216 Pages, 10 X 12 IN.
101 color 1 b&W photos (with 2 6-page gatefolds)
Published in Partnership with the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California. Distributed by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma
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