Past exhibitions: Bridge over chaos (Spring 2016): ‘TO ROSIE JOHNSON’

Unidentified Chicano inmate-artistGrouping of 3 Paños Envelopes*Graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink on stamped, franked envelopesFramed size:  54,5 x 74,5 cm1.  Woman with sombrero, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches) 2.  Couple in heart, approx. 18,5 x 12,5 cm (73 x 49 inches 3.  “I love you” with handcuffs, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches)*Chicano inmates use hand-decorated envelopes in color or black and white to mail letters and paños (prisoner folk art made on a handkerchief). Demand for these envelopes can provide a profitable business for a convict skilled in drawing.Please click here for a comprehensive essay on paños by Martha V. Henry.
‘TO ROSIE JOHNSON’, 1994

 

Unidentified Chicano inmate-artist 

Grouping of 3 Paños Envelopes* 

Graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink on stamped, franked envelopes 

Framed size: 54,5 x 74,5 cm 

1. Woman with sombrero, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches)  

2. Couple in heart, approx. 18,5 x 12,5 cm (73 x 49 inches  

3. “I love you” with handcuffs, approx. 24,2 x 10,5 cm (95 x 41 inches) 

*Chicano inmates use hand-decorated envelopes in color or black and white to mail letters and paños (prisoner folk art made on a handkerchief). Demand for these envelopes can provide a profitable business for a convict skilled in drawing. 

Please click here for a comprehensive essay on paños by Martha V. Henry.