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Mayor John Cook and City Council

Keep "Los Lagartos" in the Plazita de los Lagartos! (El Paso, Texas)

Luis Jimenez' "Los Lagartos" (Alligators) sculpture in the Plazita de los Lagartos (San Jacinto Plaza) in El Paso, Texas, is in danger of being removed due to redevelopment plans by the city. Installed as a site specific piece in 1993, the sculpture reflects the history of the plaza and has become an iconic symbol for the city. At the time of his death in 2006, Jimenez was the most important contemporary Chicano artists in the United States.

 


Letter to
Mayor, City of El Paso Mayor John Cook and City Council
Keep "Los Lagartos" in the Plazita de los Lagartos! (El Paso, Texas)

Luis Jimenez' "Los Lagartos" (Alligators) sculpture in the Plazita de los Lagartos (San Jacinto Plaza) in El Paso, Texas, is in danger of being removed due to redevelopment plans by the city. Installed as a site specific piece in 1993, the sculpture reflects the history of the plaza and has become an iconic symbol for the city. At the time of his death in 2006, Jimenez was the most important contemporary Chicano artists in the United States.

We, the undersigned, request that Mayor and City Council revisit the issue by scheduling further input and discussion on the "Los Lagartos" sculpture in a future City Council meeting and give citizens ample notification to attend so we can offer further input to proposed plans.

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Sincerely,

Miguel Juarez, Historian
"Keep "Los Lagartos" at the Plazita de los Lagartos!
migueljuarez.soha@gmail.com