El Muertorider, 2006
1968 Chevrolet Impala
Created in 2006 by artists John Jota Leaños and Artemio Rodriguez, El Muertorider is an art installation that addresses complex themes related to the culture of lowriding. The artwork employs evocative imagery taken from Western art history and Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”). While its exterior addresses themes of death, war, and policing, El Muertorider’s radio is tuned to ¡Radio Muerto!, a program created for broadcasting content that attempts to “decolonize” the airwaves and imagines a bright future where the culture is again allowed to flourish.
1968 Chevrolet Impala, El Muertorider, 2006, Artemio Rodriguez and John Jota Leaños, From the Richard Harris Art Collection