Pat Villeneuve, curator of education at the Spencer Museum
of Art, University of Kansas, appreciates that the museum
has two- and three-dimensional works by Jiménez in
its collection. "His works have a contemporary appeal
for many audiences, and it's fascinating to see how his distinctive
style translates from sculpture to printmaking."
Mary Erickson is Professor of Art in the School of Art at
Arizona State University Like Joe Segura, she first became
fascinated with the work of Luis Jiménez when his work
appeared on the cover of Art in America in the mid 1970s.
Erickson and Gary Keller-Cárdenas, with the support
from the J. Paul Getty Trust, have developed an online art
education resource called Chicana and Chicano Space. When
she and Gary Keller-Cárdenas began to develop their
online art education resource, they visited Segura Publishing.
The Southwest Pieta was the first work they selected
to incorporate. At that time Keller Cárdenas purchased
the last print of the Southwest Pieta edition and Erickson
purchased the 39th printout of an edition of 80, called Chula.
Chula, or Sweetie, was the name of Jiménez pet raven.
As a long-time admirer of Jiménez' work and someone
who lives with two pet birds, she was particularly attracted
to the subject matter.
to visit Chicana and Chicano Space