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  • ICAA Record ID
    840777
    AUTHOR
    Castellanos, Armando
    TITLE
    [Salta en estas piezas de Raoul Deal el doble y ambíguo papel que juegan...] / Armando Castellanos
    IN
    Las Esperanzas del Loro Verde: Raoul Deal. -- [Mexico] : Museo Universitario del Chopo, 1991.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Castellanos, Armando. Las Esperanzas del Loro Verde: Raoul Deal. Exh. cat., 1991.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Deal, Raoul; Museo Universitario del Chopo
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Synopsis

In his article, Armando Castellanos interprets Raoul Deal’s work featured in the exhibition Las Esperanzas del Loro Verde [The Hopes of the Green Parrot]. Castellanos argues that Deal’s work confronts the duality, ambiguity, and tension between high art and folk art. Castellanos contends that, in using popular icons in his installations, Deal questions art itself and its function, as well as the circulation of art and other symbolic goods in society. Regarding its relationship with contemporary Mexican art, Castellanos argues that Deal’s work operates in a space where his organic realism confronts a neo-academic tradition.

Annotations

The Mexican critic and curator Armando Castellanos wrote this essay on the work of Raoul Deal for the exhibition Las Esperanzas del Loro Verde at the Museo Universitario del Chopo in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1991.Deal was born in Topeka, Kansas, and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned a BFA in painting. He received an MFA from Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and lived for a time there, in the states of Veracruz and Tabasco, before returning to the United States to live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The title of the exhibition is inspired by a Panamanian saying, “¿Acaso porque el loro cague verde, es pintor?”[“So just because the parrot shits green, he’s a painter?”] that Deal read in a book while traveling in Argentina in 1979. (In this regard, see doc. no. 840722.)

Researcher
Olga Herrera; Harper Montgomery, collaborator
Team
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA
Credit
Armando Castellanos for Museo Universitario del Chopo, Veracruz, Mexico, 1991