New Mexico Art Tells its History

Border Crossing

Border Crossing, 1989
Luis A. Jiménez Jr. (American, 1940 - 2006)
polychrome fiberglass, 128 x 40 x 55 in. (325.1 x 101.6 x 139.7 cm)
Museum purchase with funds from the Los Trigos Fund, Herzstein Family Acquisition Endowment, Friends of Contemporary Art, Margot and Robert Linton and Rosina Yue Smith, 1994

Luis Jimenez was the son of Mexican immigrant parents. He is known for his large neon and polychromed fiberglass sculptures, which reinterpret national icons and regional stories. He studied art and architecture at the University of Texas in Austin and El Paso, and became a teacher at the University of Arizona. Jimenez’ works were often controversial and eminently recognizable because of their themes, and the colorful undulating surfaces he employed.


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