Benton Murdoch Spruance (American, 1904-1967); Last Stop-Beach Haven, 1941; lithograph. Sigmund R. Balka Collection. x1200
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December 1 Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day

Teddy Sandoval (American, 1949–1995), Angel Baby, 1995, serigraph, Williams College Museum of Art, Gift of Paul Polubinskas. (TL.2011.33)_x345Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day is an occasion to mourn and remember the innumerable artists who were lost to the disease before they could leave their mark on the world. This year WCMA will highlight the recent acquisition of the serigraph print—Angel Baby, 1995 by Teddy Sandoval.

As one of the many Latino artists living with AIDS during a time of great loss, Teddy Sandoval depicts himself here as a tattooed winged boxer in a scene that combines popular imagery with religious iconography. Sandoval said of this work, “My print Angel Baby is about the concerns I have regarding the state of well being. There is plenty to pull from; violence, AIDS, war, and discrimination of all kinds. We as individuals must begin to change our thoughts within our hearts and our souls. We must do this if we want to live in peace and harmony. Angel Baby is a guardian angel and he is here to help you accomplish this.”

Teddy Sandoval will be featured as part of the broader network of collaborators of the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco in the exhibition, Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987curated by Williams College Professor C. Ondine Chavoya and Los Angeles County Museum of Art Curator Rita Gonzalez. Asco: Elite of the Obscure will open at WCMA on February 4, 2012.

Angel Baby will be on display December 1, 2011–January 2, 2012

Press Release

Above: Teddy Sandoval (American, 1949–1995), Angel Baby, 1995, serigraph, Williams College Museum of Art, Gift of Paul Polubinskas. (TL.2011.33)

One Response to December 1 Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day

  1. Ariel says:

    Thank you for posting this beautiful piece by Teddy Sandoval. I love his work. Peace & blessings.

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