Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez


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Lawrence Weschler


Award-winning author Lawrence Weschler’s book on the young Mexican American artist Ramiro Gomez explores questions of social equity and the chasms between cultures and classes in America.

Gomez, born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California, to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents, bridges the divide between the affluent wealthy and their usually invisible domestic help – the nannies, gardeners, housecleaners, and others who make their lifestyles possible – by inserting images of these workers into sly pastiches of iconic David Hockney paintings, subtly doctoring glossy magazine ads, and subversively slotting life-size painted cardboard cutouts into real-life situations.

Domestic Scenes engages with Gomez and his work, offering an inspiring vision of the purposes and possibilities of art.

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Weight 1174 g
Dimensions 26.5 x 31.5 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 May 2016
Number of pages 128
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Ramiro Gomez
Dimensions 26.5 x 31.5 cm
Weight 1174 g


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LA-born Lawrence Weschler is the award-winning author of Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees (about Robert Irwin), True to Life (about David Hockney), Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonders, and Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences, among many others. He lives in New York City.