Tortilla Art

Joe Bravo uses corn tortillas as canvas for his paintings.  His work is popular and he is soon due to display 20 tortillas at a huge Hong Kong mall.  The buzz has seen Bravo get media coverage in the LA Times and an entry in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

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Bravo says that actor Cheech Marin, who is also an astute collector of Chicano art, is angling for a piece. Recently, Michael “Flea” Balzary, the bassist of the rock band (and interesting food pairing) Red Hot Chili Peppers, bought a large-format tortilla. Bravo’s larger flour works are now selling for $3,200 (though a minor work on corn would go for $800, and a poster for $10). 

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Lita bit: WashingtonPost

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One response to “Tortilla Art

  1. As an artist, I would have to say that my work on pink tacos is far more satisfying…

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