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L.A. Greenhouse Premier

Artist: Leo Limón (April 14 1952 – ) Primary
Artist: Robert Franklin (aka "Bob") Printer
Artist: Brandywine Workshop and Archive Publisher
Date: 1990
Dimensions: 22 x 30 in. (558.8 x 762 mm)
Dimensions Extent: sheet
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Offset Lithograph on paper
Edition Size: 100
Credit Line: Partial gift of the Brandywine Workshop and Archives and Museum Purchase, 2022.
Accession Number: 2022.17.25
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"I reference a Living Native Cultural Legacy of Abya Yala and incorporate the modern world. I draw what I see, and change it with imagination by acting as a prism that reflects beautiful rainbow colors."
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

"Leo Limón's print L.A. Greenhouse Premiere comments on urban pollution as a contribution to the "Greenhouse Effect." The print's central motif is a figure with an Indian headdress (alluding to the artist's heritage, which is Native American and Mexican) and dressed in business clothes running across a blue sky holding a small red truck with a camper in the back. The boldness of Limón's lines and his use of bright colors suggest motion and chaos. Pollutants are symbolized by a camper truck, airplanes, cars, and large buildings. The disruption of human life and destruction of plant life are indicated by hearts and colorful plants tossed about in the sky."
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

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