Wednesday, October 7, 2015

L.A. delivery man amassed one of the world’s largest Chicano art collections

ARTSY
By Emily Rappaport
Photo of Enrique Serrato by Emily Johnston for Artsy.
CALIFORNIA---In the fall of 2000, the Santa Monica Museum of Art hosted “East of the River: Chicano Art Collectors Anonymous,” an exhibition surfacing several sprawling collections of Chicano-made ceramics, paintings, and works on paper. It is hard to imagine that there is someone who brings this theory to life more vividly than Enrique Serrato, a 74-year-old Los Angeles county native whose 6,600-object collection currently lives in his modest two bedroom apartment in the city of Whittier, 12 miles southeast of Downtown L.A. [link]