Chaz Bojorquez Titled " 'RAZA COSMICA' (Cosmic Race)". Zolatone paint and Acrylic paint on canvas. Custom stretcher frame to create a L.A. style concrete-like wall. Measures 47" x 62" x 4".
RAZA COSMICA (Cosmic Race) is a quote from the 1940's. It speaks about "The future will bring together all races into one new world culture, it will be called the 'Cosmic Race". That time has come!. We are all connected through our phones, Web, TV, fashion food and travel. Everyone in the world can see, hear, wear, eat and go to the same places. I have included a list of my friends who I believe are contributing something special toward this union, we 'ALL' have become the RAZA COSMICA.
Chaz Bojorquez was exposed to the uses, values and craft of East Los Angeles graffiti, a tradition since WWII. In 1969, he created a tag that represented him and the streets – a stylized skull called “Señor Suerte” (Mr. Lucky), which became a gangster street image of protection from death. Bojorquez is acknowledged as a pioneer and “Godfather” of East Los Angeles “Cholo” style graffiti for more than 45 years.
Bojorquez is represented in numerous permanent museum collections: The Smithsonian Institute, LACMA, MOCA and Laguna Art Museum. Bojorquez exhibits and lectures internationally, and performs “live” art performance demonstrating his unique letter styles and pursuing commercial/cultural assignments.