The Date Farmers, Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma of Coachella Valley (after meeting each other, they learned that both their fathers farmed dates, hence their name), often collaborate in their art, collage, drawings and words on discarded signs.
Reminiscent of Mexican Revolutionary posters a la Pancho Villa, it's as if Cesar Chavez is knocking on our door. Ramirez and Lerma explore the essential reality of the roots of California culture, past and present. Their art depicts Mexican-American religious icons, and their style resembles prison art--their lettering strong, in a low rider tradition of bold sign painting. SUPER LOCOS is The Date Farmer's first book.
Hardcover : 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches : 96 pages, color
Published by Upper Playground/Fifty24SF Gallery, 2007.