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!
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).
Lita bit: WashingtonPost