~ART for ASPIRING CHOLOS
CHOLOS: HISPANIC MALE that typically dresses in chinos (khaki pants) wifebeater sleeveless teeshirt or a flannel shirt with only the top button, buttoned – a hairnet (key) or a bandana around the forehead … CHOLOS often have black ink tattoos, commonly involving Catholic imagery, or calligraphy messages, or family names.
CHOLOS often drive LOWRIDERS.
source: URBAN DICTIONARY
in a word: MEXICAN GANGSTA STYLE.
while I was cruising that ANIMAL review on the 2013 NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR, I stumbled across a fun post that BUCKY TURCO put up, way back in MAY 2011.
titled: ‘COLORING BOOK for ASPIRING CHOLOS’ .. it brings to the table a high quality coloring book, on the legendary lowriders of America – titled, what else: ‘LOWRIDER COLORING BOOK’ by OSCAR NILSSON, published by DOKUMENT PRESS out of STOCKHOLM !!
where else !!
BUCKY WROTE: “Swedish illustrator OSCAR NILSSON is so fond of lowrider culture that he created a coloring book in homage … BIG BODY CADDYS, CHEVY IMPALAS, BUICK RIVIERAS, and other classics are all represented in the 64 page soft cover book.”
see: LOWRIDER COLORING BOOK – DOKUMENT PRESS
see: LOWRIDER COLORING BOOK reviewed in AUTOWEEK – DEC 12, 2012
“… the book is much heavier than you’d expect .. with a glossy perfect-bound cover and 32 different lowriders on thick hi-quality paper.”
OSCAR NILSSON, LOWRIDER COLORING BOOK – image via ANIMAL
OSCAR NILSSON, CADIILLAC ‘BIG BODY’ FLEETWOOD 1996, LOWRIDER COLORING BOOK – image via ANIMAL
OSCAR NILSSON, CHEVROLET IMPALA SPORT COUPE 1964, LOWRIDER COLORING BOOK – image via ANIMAL