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Gilbert ‘Magú' Luján | 1940 - 2011

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Gilbert “Magú" Luján in 1989 with his hand-painted lowrider “Our Family Car,” part of an exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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“Heart-Flamed Blue Carrito,” 1987, by Magú is displayed at LACMA in 2008.
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In 1990, Magú was commissioned to design lowrider-shaped benches and movie-themed wall tiles for the new subway station at Hollywood and Vine.
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A lowrider motion simulator designed by Magú as part of a traveling exhibit called Chicano Now.
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A mural by Magú adorns the side of a bus.
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A Hollywood-themed tile by Magú in the Hollywood and Vine subway station.
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Magú, shown in his Pomona art studio in 2001, was seen as instrumental in expanding the framework of Chicano art beyond mainly political concerns to aesthetic ones as well.
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