the life sentence and mistrial of Bobby Castaneda
"The greatest painter alive."

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John Singer Sargent’s palette, oil paints and brushes Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

Art/tools

"Like Kj dumpin on the Dream"
alt title “Paxon from the corner dream over.”
36”x 36” mixed media on canvas 2014 Castañeda #greatestpainteralive #phx #phoenix #suns #kj #phoenixsuns #nba #basketball #painting #art #westerncontmporaryart #contemporaryart #mixmedia #kevinjohnson #johnpaxon

"Suns next year always" #suns #seasonfinally #thankyou #nba #drawing #sharpie #woodgrain #phx #phoenix #greatestpainteralive #castañeda #castaneda #penandink #yellownotepad

Lower Left panel on street fighter vs. x-men arcade - mixed media 2013 #streetfighter #xmen #wolverine #arcade #classicarcade #greatestpainteralive #castaneda #castañeda #phx #phoenix #zapcon #cupholder #gaming

"Militarized border" mixed media on board part of the Bracamonte collection 2013 #castaneda #castañeda #greatestpainteralive #phx #phoenix #painting #mixedmedia #bcastañeda #bcastaneda #art #contemporaryart #westerncontemporaryart #militarizedborder #immigration #immigrationart #arizona #robotech #scorpion

Section of a painting part of the Gonzales collection 2013 “el pollo bravo” #castaneda #castañeda #greatestpainteralive #painting #mixedmedia #phx #phoenix #pollo #botas #art #contemporaryart #westerncontemporaryart

Section of a painting #greatestpainteralive #phx #phoenix #bcastaneda #bcastañeda #castañeda #castaneda #mixedmedia #westerncontemporaryart #contemporaryart #art #painting #oil #street #malcolmx #x

Section of a painting #greatestpainteralive #phx #phoenix #bcastaneda #bcastañeda #castañeda #castaneda #mixedmedia #westerncontemporaryart #contemporaryart #art #painting #oil #street

Section of a painting #greatestpainteralive #phx #phoenix #bcastaneda #bcastañeda #castañeda #castaneda #mixedmedia #westerncontemporaryart #contemporaryart #art #painting #oil #street

Vice.com made me a smile #vice #greatestpainteralive #castañeda #phx #phoenix #wheatpaste #joearpio #westerncontemporaryart #art

"She’s heavily twisted" mixed media 2014 B.Castañeda #greatestpainteralive #phx #phoenix #painting #mixedmedia #montana #krink #onfoundobject #art #westerncontemporaryart #nude #woman

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Erin Hanson

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Scott Lickstein

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Gaming / art

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Narco-Saints Are Melding Catholicism with the Drug Trade in Mexico

Since the 1970s, Mexico has been plagued with high-volume drug traffickers attempting to satiate the United States’ demand for low-cost narcotics, resulting in country-wide violence and guerrilla warfare in the streets. In Mexico, a rapidly adopted narco-culture built on the back of folk Catholicism has transformed from back-alley prayers to narco-saint Jesús Malverde into public altars for Santa Muerte, Lady of the Holy Death.

Patrick Polk is a professor at the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures, as well as a curator of Latin American and Caribbean Arts. His current exhibit at UCLA’s Fowler Museum takes on representations of narco-culture, along with marginalized religious icons and unrecognized sacred figures from Latin America and the United States. Called Sinful Saints and Saintly Sinners, the collection plays on folk legends and the drug traffickers and impoverished who rely on them as nonjudgmental sources of strength and protection. I sat down with the bespectacled, bearded professor, who has an upside-down tattoo of St. Expedite on his right arm.

Marcos López (b. Santa Fe, Argentina, 1958): Santos Populares,  2013

VICE: Where does your interest in narco-saints start?
Patrick Polk: Well, I got my MA and PhD in folklore here at UCLA, so my interests have fundamentally been religions and ritual traditions of the African diaspora and also popular religion and religious art in the United States. A lot of my work has been where Europe and Native America and Latin America and Africa sort of collide in Los Angeles, particularly with the way in which religion, material culture, and visual spirituality mix and mingle and reshape in LA.

Not a lot of saints here.
I’m from an even more sinful place: Las Vegas. But I love to drive around LA and just look and see what kind of things pop out. I’ve done exhibitions on storefront murals, muffler sculptures, little rider bicycles. A lot of folk art in general and religious art in the sense of the vernacular.

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Art / saints and drugs

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