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Chicano-Latino mural The Mexican artist Diego de la Cruz is known for his “chicos and roaches” mural in Mexico City.
He is also a muralist who has worked with the city of New York, the Smithsonian Institute, and a number of prominent artists.
The mural, which depicts a roach, appears in New York’s Javits Center, as well as in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. For a closer look at the mural, click here.
Here’s the full mural:The mural is part of a collection of Mexican mural art that has been commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution and is available for viewing through a special exhibit that is open to the public beginning this fall.
The exhibition, entitled Mexican Mural Art: Contemporary Mexican Masks and Artifacts, explores the evolution of Mexican art from a relatively new art form in the early 1900s to the most important Mexican artist of the 20th century.