CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2011 |
Inside the old mosaic-covered building housing Self Help Graphics & Art, the packing has begun ? of the angels and the devils, of the colorful skulls, of the masked lucha libre wrestlers. Thousands of prints collected over four decades are headed to a new home, as the East Los Angeles art center known for shaping the city's most successful Chicano artists ? Frank Romero, Patssi Valdez, Gronk ? prepares to leave its longtime home at East Cesar Chavez and North Gage avenues.
July 28, 2002 |
An elevated freeway cuts through the middle of a vivid downtown scene, a Los Angeles of a dozen skyscrapers and old buildings throwing bright red shadows across canary yellow city blocks. There are the old and the new, the present and the past all jumbled together, in Frank Romero's fanciful signature style. It's not exactly accurate, but it's all recognizable and it's the story of Romero's--and L.A.'s--life.
June 10, 1998 |
During the early years of the Chicano movement, in the '70s, Frank Romero established a reputation as one of its art heroes. He belonged to the first group of local contemporary Latino artists to crack the hallowed halls of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the 1974 exhibition "Los Four." Their breakthrough was greeted with accusations that they had sold out to the establishment. Sometimes nothing fails like success. Now Cal State L.A.
October 7, 1996 |
Frank Romero was mostly an afterthought on last year's Budweiser Jet Sports Tour. But after winning the last two races of the season on the heels of five consecutive second-place finishes on the national tour, he eagerly awaits this weekend's Super Bowl of jet skiing, the Skat-Trak World Finals at Lake Havasu, Ariz. Riding a Polaris Pro Runabout 1,200 for the second year, he has his team riding high. "I think we set the precedent for what you'll see at the world championships," Romero said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1993 |
An 11-year-old Carson boy shot in the head in a drive-by shooting remained on life-support systems Thursday as his weeping father asked: "Why did this happen?" "They've already told us his brain is dead," said Frank Romero, 43, standing in the apartment where hours earlier his son Francisco (Frankie) Romero lay bleeding. "What a waste of life." Frankie Romero was shot about 8:15 p.m.
October 1, 1992 |
The exclamation points flanking Frank Romero's name on the wall at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard are a quick tip-off. This is art that virtually throbs with color and humor. Walk in the front door and you find "Chicano Lowrider," an almost life-size sculpture of a curvaceous old car, framed by two large wooden palm trees.