The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: Painted Desert Project

Though Jetsonorama was inspired by graffiti and hip-hop culture in the 1980s, he didn't begin his street art career until he was in his 50s working as a doctor on a Navajo reservation in the Southwestern desert. The artist shoots portraits of people in his community and blows them up to fill the walls of abandoned buildings. In addition to adding his own work to the desert landscape, he curates the Painted Desert Project, an annual festival that invites street artists, many of whom are Native American, to create large-scale outdoor work in the Navajo Nation.

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