THE ARREST OF THE PALETEROS (ICE CREAM VENDORS) (2010)
Limited edition silkscreen by FRANK ROMERO.... signed and numbered. This is a high quality,
hand-pulled 36-color silkscreen. Strong image. Depicts the arrest of ice cream vendors in Echo Park
for failing to show proof of a vendor permit. Framed. In excellent condition.
Measures 30 1/2" x 45 12"
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
"Frank Romero was born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied art at Otis College of Art and Design and
California State College (now California State University, Los Angeles). In 1973, Romero, Roberto de la
Rocha, Gilbert Lujan and Carlos Almaráz formed an art collective called Los Four, whose collaborations
brought Chicano street art to the attention of the mainstream art community of Los Angeles. The University
of California at Irvine, presented an exhibition of the group in 1974, which subsequently was shown at the
Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Oakland Museum.
Romero worked as a designer for Charles Eames and A&M Records, and was the design director of the
community redevelopment agency when he designed the first section of the Broadway Sidewalk Project.
Set between Third and Eighth streets on one of the downtown LA’s densest pedestrian traffic areas, the
Broadway Sidewalk Project is a series of three murals that incorporate cultural images from many ethnic
groups that shop on Broadway. In 1981, he curated the highly regarded exhibition The Murals of Aztlan
at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Although he is known foremost as a muralist, Romero is now primarily
a studio artist. His work has been exhibited in many solo and group shows, including the national exhibitions
Contemporary Hispanic Art in the U.S. and Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation 1965-1985."