“I’ve been around so long, I’ve been famous five or six times.” Frank Romero, quoted in “The Story of a City and a Life, ” Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2002 (online)
Frank Romero grew up in the culturally mixed, middle-class Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights and was well into his career by the time he developed a consciousness of being a Latino artist. During the height of the Chicano civil rights movement in the early 1970s, as a member of the Chicano artists' group "Los Four, " he attained a new, high-profile status in the larger art community. It was not until the mid-1980s, however, that Romero could give visual form to some of the emotionally charged political events he had witnessed, MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOLD RECENTLY??