The 1970s Chicano art group Asco, which is the subject of a fine retrospective exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is known for its wry take on the 20th century tradition of Mexican murals. Asco’s distinctive versions were at once celebratory and critical of the genre, committed to the public posture of mural art but skeptical of its institutionalized status.
Photo: Willie Herrón III’s “The Wall That Crack’d Open,” 1972. Credit: Christopher Knight / Los Angeles Times
Boooored af. Summer finals week. Then once it’s all over I’m gonna have my house all to myself for a week! But it’s bullshit because no one lives close to me and I have no friends to come over and hotbox my room.