Luis Jiménez, Border Crossing [Cruzando el Río Bravo] (detail), 1989, painted fiberglass, 126 x 40 x 51 in., Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Jeanne and Michael Klein, 2013
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Luis Jiménez lived most of his life in the American Southwest. Born in 1940 and raised in El Paso, Texas, he later settled in New Mexico. This area of the U.S., so near the border with Mexico, helped shape Jiménez’s artistic vision and his unique rasquache – or “underdog”– flair. Border Vision: Luis Jiménez’s Southwest explores his insightful and critical perspective on this region. This show seeks to celebrate the prominent Mexican American artist and recognize the enduring relevance of his artistic legacy.