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Los Lagartos

Luis Jiménez's Los Lagartos

Luis Jiménez (1940-2006)
Painted fiberglass

As a boy in El Paso, TX, Jiménez frequented a city park with a pond where docile alligators (“lagartos”) lived. Over time, the park deteriorated and the alligators moved to the zoo. When the park was revitalized in the 1980s, Jiménez brought the alligators back with this vivid and fanciful sculpture.

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