"Crash in Phthalo Green," 1984, by Carlos Almaraz — on view at LACMA.

"Crash in Phthalo Green," 1984, oil on canvas. At LACMA, "Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz" looks at the late, L.A.-based Chicano artist whose theatrical images of blazing car crashes on freeway overpasses grabbed considerable attention in the early 1980s.
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