The Virgin of Guadalupe is frequently evoked in Chicano/a/x imagery, whether painted on cars, emblazoned on walls, or silkscreened on posters. In her silkscreen 𝘓𝘢 𝘖𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘢 (𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨), Ester Hernandez pictures the Virgin tattooed on the body of a queer woman, a stark departure from the macho men who typically have tattoos of her. Learn more about this work and the exhibition by visiting MCASD.digital at the link below.
Ester Hernandez, 𝘓𝘢 𝘖𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘢 (𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨), from the National Chicano Screenprint Taller 1988–89 portfolio, 1988. Screenprint, 39 x 25 in. (99.1 x 63.5 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Gift of the Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991.14.5 © Ester Hernandez