- Exhibition Label
- Wilting flowers, glistening aluminum foil holding half-eaten breakfast tacos, cups of coffee, and two local and national beer standards – Lone Star (the “national” beer of Texas) and Miller Lite – all populate Ramirez’s contemporary still life. Ramirez magnified the stuff of everyday life to reveal the history often embedded in popular icons. The Lone Star flag transitioned from national flag (of the Republic of Texas) to beloved state symbol. Miller Beer’s German roots are now little known, yet Mexican-derived foods like tacos are marketed as coming from across the border, despite being staples of the American diet.
- Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013
- Data Source
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Chuck Ramirez, born San Antonio, TX 1962-died San Antonio, TX 2010
- 2003, printed 2012
- Credit Line
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
- © 2003, Estate of Charles Ramirez
- inkjet print
- sheet and image: 48 x 60 in. (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
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