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Guide to the Luis C. Gonzalez papers CEMA 74
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Box 1, Folder 1

Biographical Materials

creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.
 

Silkscreen Prints

Physical Location: Del Norte map case
 

16 de Septiembre Celebration, Announcement poster for circa 1985

General Physical Description note: image size: 19 x 23 in.; paper size: 20 x 24 in.
creator: [Artist Unknown]

General note

Announcement poster for Mexican Independence Day reads: “Sacramento Concilio and\ La Raza Bookstore Present\ 16 de Septiembre \Celebration\ Sunday, September 15, 1985\ 12 noon – 6 p.m.\ Southside Park\ 7th and T Streets\ Sacramento, CA\ Music by CALIFAS and LOS\ ELEGANTES, Mariachi,\ Ballet Folkloricos,\ Breaksancers, Food\ Booths, Arts and Crafts\ “Desfile de Colores”\ at 14 and I Streets, 11 a.m.\ A Mexican American Community Endeavor supported by\ Marksetin Beverage Co. of Sacramento, CA.\ CALIFAS also appearing at ORTAA;S WEST,\ Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14.” On viewer’s right is portrait of Ignacio de Allende along with a brief description of Mexican Independence Day. Poster is red and light blue. unsigned.
 

Cinco de Mayo Celebración, Announcement poster for circa 1980

General Physical Description note: image size: 15.5 x 22 in.; paper size: 17.5 x 23 in.
creator: [Artist Unknown]

General note

Image of a stylized young male dancer wearing a red, orange, yellow and green headdress. He is holding two yellow and black hand instruments. Colors are: gold, green, red, yellow, blue, black and white. Blue background. Figure is surrounded by multicolored floral designs. [addendum: information given by Ricardo Favela 2/97. Designed by Louie's uncle Gil and printed by Louie 'The Foot' Gonzalez]. unsigned. Inscription in black located in the white area near the figure's foot reads: "copyright (c) 1980, gil y RCAFoot, c/s. " Announcement poster for, “1980 Cinco de Mayo Celebracion/ May 2- May 5 – May 6 Cerritos College/ Dance, musica, arte, films, comida, y mucho mas/ Chicano Studies/ MEChA/ Spanish Club.”
 

Dia de la Primavera, Announcement poster for circa 1982

General Physical Description note: image size: 27 x 21.5 in.; paper size: 28.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: [Artist Unknown]

General note

On viewer’s right poster reads: “Dia de la\ Primavera\ Thursday\ April 29, 1982\ 10 am-5pm\ C.S.U.S\ South Union Lawn\ Music by Sueno, [sic.]\ Lalo Guerrero\ Ballet de Sol\ Arts and Crafts\ Speakers,\ Cosas for Kids\ (Chu-Chu the Clown,\ Balloons and more)\ La Raza Unisa Estudiantil\ Activities Finance Council.” On viewer’s left is a blue and white image of covered boats on a river; the boats are named (Conchita, Elizabeth, Adelita, Rosita). unsigned.
 

Foothold in Aztlán, Announcement poster for circa 1990

General Physical Description note: image size: 16 x 24 in.; paper size: 20 x 26 in.
creator: [Artist Unknown]

General note

Announcement poster for an exhibition, poster reads: “Foothold in Aztlán/ Louie the Foot Conzalez/ Nov 12-Nov 30, 1990, Sac State/ Sponsored by C/SUS M.E.Ch.A.” unsigned.
 

Tenth Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration, Announcement poster for circa 1985

General Physical Description note: image size: 22 x 34 in.; paper size: 23 x 35 in.
creator: [Artist Unknown]

General note

Top: image of skull in a sun; underneath image poster reads: “Tenth Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration…” (poster contains more information on workshops, programs and procession). Background is pink. Two copies; one copy has gold sun rays, in the other copy the rays are blue. unsigned.
Box 1, Folder 2

(title unknown) undated

General Physical Description note: image size: 4.5 x 6 in.; paper size: 7 x 10 in.
creator: [Artist Unknown]

General note

Item is a holiday card with a Posada image on the front. Image shows two skeletons in white and dark purple. One is holding a sickle and threatening the other. The background is three horizontal stripes of red, white and green. The opposite side is printed, "FELIZ NAVIDAD/ and a/ HAPPY NEW YEAR" in red. unsigned.
Box 1, Folder 2

(title unknown) undated

General Physical Description note: image size: 4.5 x 6 in.; paper size: 7 x 10 in.
creator: [Artist Unknown]

General note

Item is a holiday card with a Posada image on the front. Image shows two skeletons in white and dark purple, one is holding a sickle and threatening the other. The background is a green and orange gradation. The opposite side is printed, "FELIZ NAVIDAD/ and a/ HAPPY NEW YEAR" in the same dark purple as the skeletons. unsigned.
Box 1, Folder 2

(title unknown) undated

General Physical Description note: image size: 4.5 x 6 in.; paper size: 7 x 10 in.
creator: [Artist Unknown]

General note

Item is a holiday card with a Posada image on the front. Image shows two skeletons in white and dark purple, one is holding a sickle and threatening the other. The background is a teal and purple gradation. The opposite side is printed, "FELIZ NAVIDAD/ and a/ HAPPY NEW YEAR" in the same dark purple as the skeletons. unsigned.
 

(title unknown) undated

General Physical Description note: image size: 18.5 x 24.5 in.; paper size: 22 x 28 in.
creator: [Artist Unknown]

General note

Full portrait of Emiliano Zapata; background is green, white and red vertical stripes. unsigned.
 

Cinco de Mayo, Announcement poster for 1985

General Physical Description note: image size: 13 x 21 in.; paper size: 14 x 22 in.
creator: Cuellar, Rodolfo

General note

Inscription in the lower right corner in white reads: "Printed and designed by Cuellar, Gonzalez and Assoc." Announcement poster for "Cinco de Mayo." Green, white and red background. Black type in green area reads: "Cinco de Mayo." Image of a brown eagle holding a white banner in its beak. The banner reads: "Chicanismo lives todavia, C/S." White type in the red area reads: "1862, 5 de Mayo, parade...5:00-6:00 Ascencion." unsigned. (two copies)
 

(title unknown) 1995

General Physical Description note: image size: 14 x 20 in.; paper size: 16 x 22 in.
creator: Garcia, Max

General note

Image is an encircled Eagle’s head on yellow background on pink poster paper (head is red, background is blue). Text that reads, "RCAF/ Royal Chicano Air Force" is below the eagle. unsigned.
 

(title unknown) circa 1995

General Physical Description note: image size: 20 x 30 in.; paper size: 22 x 32.5 in.
creator: Garcia, Max

General note

Image of three human figures beneath an eagle. One is dressed as a pilot with paintbrushes in his front pocket. They are printed in dark red on blue paper. Text in pink immediately below the figures reads: "Piloto of Aztlan MG 95" and beneath that in red is, "Royal Chicano Air Force." unsigned.
 

A Color Barrio in Harmony 1993

General Physical Description note: image size: 19 x 11 in.; paper size: 20 x 12 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Abstract image of rectilinear and curvilinear shapes in blues, pink, red, orange, yellow, greens, brown, and purple on a white background. 10/35 ed.; signed.
 

La Despedida del Revolucionario undated

General Physical Description note: image size: 23.25 x 37.25 in.; paper size: 26 x 40 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Based on a print by Jose Guadalupe Posada of a Mexican revolutionary kissing a woman. Their two forms fill most of the composition. Text on the bottom left reads: "LA DESPEDIDA DEL REVOLUCIONARIO" and on the bottom right, "Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913)." The colors red, orange, yellow, gold, brown, gree, black, gray, blue, and lilac were used. The background is a gradient from red to orange to yellow. The other colors used are brown, gold, blue, dark turquoise, gray, brown, white, green, and a gradient of purple to lilac. 27/40 ed; print: Silkscreened by Louie the Foot; signed.
 

Dia de los Muertos undated

General Physical Description note: image size: 14.75 x 30.25 in.; paper size: 23 x 35 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Black and white image of an Indigenous god statue; background is red. Underneath image poster reads: “Dia de los Muertos.” unsigned.
 

Dia de los Muertos undated

General Physical Description note: image size: 14.75 x 31.25 in.; paper size: 16.75 x 33 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Black and white image of an Indigenous god statue; background is gold. Underneath image poster reads: “Dia de los Muertos.” unsigned.
 

Día de los Muertos - Mask Exhibit, Announcement poster for undated

General Physical Description note: image size: 14.75 x 34.25 in.; paper size: 15.75 x 35 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Announcement poster for "Día de los Muertos - Mask Exhibit." Black and white image of an Aztec god statue. White type on a black background reads: "Día de los Muertos Oct. 3-Nov. 15 Mon. - Sat. 12-5 PM 'Caras y Mascaras' Mask Exhibit by El Zarco Guerrero. Galeria Posada, 1223 F Street Oct. 23 11-4PM Community Mask-making Workshop Washington Neighborhood Center, 16th & D Street Nov. 1 4-7PM Procession from Hiram Johnson High School (14th Ave. and 65 St. to St. MKary's Cemetary. Mass and Indigenous Ceremony." unsigned; chopmark: "RCAF, c/s" in white located vertically on the lower left side at the bottom.
 

Don't Hate the Bait 2003

General Physical Description note: image size: 13 x 9 in.; paper size: 15 x 11 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Image contains three stylized faces, question marks, and overlapping geometric and abstract shapes. The image is composed of red, yellow, green, white, purples, orange, blue, black, silver, and gold with varied shades created by the overlap. Text in the upper right reads: "A FAILURE TO/ EXCOMMUNICATE/ CAN ERADICATE/ A POTENTATE/ IN ANY STATE/ JUST WAIT." 6/22 ed.; signed.
 

En Estos Ojos undated

General Physical Description note: image size: 11.5 x 8 in.; paper size: 15 x 13 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Image of Suzie Montoya's face on a yellow, green and red background. Gray type in her hair reads: "En estos ojos / del pasado y el futuro / de pirámides y promesas / sonrie el alma / de una Chicana / y sobre alas de la Raza / vuela el viento de esos ojos / fixing spirits del Movimiento / con la sonrisa / de un pensamiento. c/s." signed; inscription in the lower left corner reads: "Foto: J. López."
 

La Guerra Continua 1982

General Physical Description note: image size: 12 x 18 in.; paper size: 23 x 29 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Image of a person in blue-gray and brown (male or female is unclear); background is purple. 2/20 ed; signed.
 

El Jarabe Tapatío de José G. Posada 1995

General Physical Description note: image size: 17.5 x 11 in.; paper size: 19.5 x 13 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

A Posada image with seven skeletal images on an orange/yellow gradated background. 17/44 ed.; prnt: silkscreened by Louie The Foot c/s; signed.
 

José Guadalupe Posada’s “En El Puente Blanco (Baile Popular)” December 1980

General Physical Description note: image size: 20 x 14 in.; paper size: 24 x 18 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Inscription located on the lower border of the image reads: "Jose Guadalupe Posada's ' original lithograph is by José Guadalupe Posada, this image was screened by Louie “the Foot” Gonzalez." Image is of a lively, polychromatic group of figures on a gold background including a band and three couples dancing. The other colors used are black, red, burgundy, blue, sky blue, yellow, pink, green, and mauve. 6/30 ed. and 25/30 ed.; prnt: Louie the Foot; signed. (two copies)
 

Marcha de la Reconquista undated

General Physical Description note: image size: 18.5 x 16 in.; paper size: 19 x 18 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

Other Descriptive Information

The image is blue, pink, orange, green and black. The subject of the poster is a protest crowd and several authority figures wearing helmets printed in pink. The only text is a sign held up by a figure toward the top of the poster that reads, "Viva La Causa." A/P; signed.
 

Mexican Folk Toys, Announcement poster for circa 1993

General Physical Description note: image size: 18 x 24 in.; paper size: 18 x 24 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Announcement poster for exhibition of Mexican folk toys. Poster reads: "Mexican Folk Toys\ Nov. 7- Dec. 12, 1993\ C.S.U.S Museum of Anthropology\ Mendocino Hall – Main Flooer\ Sponsors: C.S.U.S, Cross Cultural Resource Center, Dept. of Anthropology,\ C.S.U.S. Library, Office of University Affairs, Hornet Foundation,\ Mexican Consulate, Centro Cultural Mexicano\ For more information call: 278-3708 Hecho En Aztlan [sic]/Gonzalez.” Poster includes la loteria cards with pictures of La Matraca, El Trompe and El Balero. 2 copies. unsigned.
 

One More Canto, Announcement poster for circa 1983

General Physical Description note: image size: 13 x 33.25 in.; paper size: 15 x 35 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Announcement poster for "One More Canto." Photo silkscreen image of a stone carving of Xochipilli, ancient Indigenous god of poetry, on a black background. Black type on an green background reads: "Ancient Indigenous God of Poetry, (flor y canto), flower and song, c/s, RCAF, One More Canto, Joint Reading of Chicano and Native American Poets...Donation $3.00." unsigned;
 

Poema al Che 1978

General Physical Description note: image size: 32 x 20 in.; paper size: 35 x 23 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Image of Che Guevara on viewer’s left. On viewer’s right: “Que se apague la guitarra que la patria está de duelo nuestra tierra se oscurece mataron al guerrillero C/S Pablo Neruda.” Translated as, "The guitars are kept silent/ because the homeland is in mourning/ Our land grows dark. They killed the guerilla." The background of the print is black with dotted gold markings throughout. The text of the poem is a loose gradient of green, blue, yellow, orange and red. A circle comprised of rings of yellow, red and orange/brown shapes fills the top right corner. 35/35 ed; signed.
 

Posada's Taller, D.F. 1990

General Physical Description note: image size: 16 x 22 in.; paper size: 22 x 28 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Eight colors. Three men leaning against the front of Posada's workshop. 61/100 ed; signed.
 

De Tollan 1990

General Physical Description note: image size: 3.5 x 5.5 in.; paper size: 7 x 10 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

The image on the left side of the card has several irregular round shapes of different colors that look like balloons or lollipops. The image is divided horizontally providing a gradation of blues for the sky and a pastel tan color for the ground. Underneath it is the title in gray. A/P ed.; signed.
 

Undecimo Dia de los Muertos circa 1986

General Physical Description note: image size: 29.5 x 39 in.; paper size: 30 x 40 in., mounted on foam core.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Posada image of a skeleton playing a guitar. Text reads: “Sabado 1ro. de Noviembre 1986\ Procesion: 4:00pm Excuela Joseph Bonnheim 7300 Marin Ave to St. Mary’s Cemetary 65th and 21st Ave\ Misa a las 4:30pm\ LA Raza Bookstore\ Galeria Posada Presentara una Exhibicion del Sr Linares Llame a 446-5133 Para Informacion C/S." The background is aquamarine and the skeleton is gray and white with a red flower. The text is in the same red and aquamarine colors. unsigned.
 

Why is Love Such a Mystery? 2003

General Physical Description note: image size: 11 x 14 in.; paper size: 13 x 16.5 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Polychromatic image of a surreal head on orange-green gradation. The head is a teal-white-purple gradation covered with question marks and abstract shapes in gold, orange, green, white, blue, yellow, red, and silver. The image is on a black poster and framed by white block letters that read: "are you the one?/ who will? complete me? or/ just an illusive fantasy?" 1/20 ed.; signed.
 

Xilonen Rifa 1996

General Physical Description note: image size: 8.75 x 7 in.; paper size: 10 x 8 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Image is of a face in green and black on a multicolored abstract background made by geometric shapes which overlap in red, pink, orange, yellow, and green to create varied shades. In addition there are smaller shapes in magenta, black, gold, and blue that cover the image but are concentrated around the border. 17/46 ed.; signed.
 

(title unknown) 2003

General Physical Description note: image size: 17.5 x 13.5 in.; paper size: 18 x 14 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

The image is comprised of two abstract figures in muted gray, red and yellow. signed.
 

(title unknown) 2003

General Physical Description note: image size: 20 x 13 in.; paper size: 22 x 15 in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Image of six skulls in black, light orange, gold and white which overlap in pairs. The background is orange, green, purple and aquamarine. signed.
 

(title unknown) undated

General Physical Description note: image size: 13 x 19 in.; paper size: 15 x 21in.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Image of a nude female, large face in lower left corner, gray on yellow, 2 copies. signed.
 

(title unknown) circa 2000

General Physical Description note: image size: 16.5 x 22 in.; paper size 17.5 x 23 in.
creator: Lerma, Ruben

General note

Image is the figure of a child sitting on the floor with his head down and arms wrapped around his knees. The figure and background are created by varied patterns of black lines on the white background. Bold text above in yellow says, "DO NOT HURT THE CHILDREN!! VOTE "NO" ON PROP. 227." unsigned. Inscription on the back reads: "painted by a 2nd generation RCAF one of the Independent Young Pilots."
 

United Farm Workers (UFW) Flags

Physical Location: Del Norte flat files (map cases)
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.
 

UFW Flag April 1993

General Physical Description note: Image size: 10.25 x 11.5 in.; paper size: 22.5 x 18 in. Silkscreened on a cloth flag.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Image of the UFW logo, a black eagle, on white background. "Huelga" is printed above the eagle and "UFW AFL-CIO" is below, also in black. Silkscreen on cloth flag of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO.The commemorative flag was used for the funeral of Cesar Chavez upon his death in April 1993. This marks the only time a white flag was used by the UFW.
 

UFW Flag April 1993

General Physical Description note: image size: 13.5 x 13.5 in.; paper size: 22.75 x 18.75 in. Silkscreened on a cloth flag.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Image of the UFW logo in a white circle on red background. "Huelga" is printed above the eagle and "UFW AFL-CIO" is below in black. Silkscreen on cloth flag of the United Farmworkers of America, AFL-CIO.
 

UFW Flag April 1993

General Physical Description note: image size: 10.25 x 11.5 in.; paper size: 24.5 x 17 in. Silkscreened on a brown paper bag.
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.

General note

Image of a black UFW symbol, an eagle and "HUELGA" printed in bold above and "AFL-CIO" below.
 

UFW AFL-CIO Flag

General Physical Description note: image size: 10.25 x 11.5 in.; paper size: 21.75 x 20.5 in. Silkscreened on a cloth flag.

Other Descriptive Information

Image of the UFW logo in black on red background. "Huelga" is printed above the eagle and "UFW AFL-CIO" is below in black. Silkscreen on cloth flag of the United Farmworkers of America, AFL-CIO.
 

Flag for Huelga - photo print