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Border Mezz-Teez-O
Ochoa, Victor, Artist
Ochoa, Victor, Artist
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California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Dept of Special Collections, Donald Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010,, (805) 893-8563, URL:
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UC Santa Barbara, Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Ochoa (Victor) papers
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California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Dept of Special Collections, Donald Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010; (805) 893-8563
Marker drawing is probably a study for the Chicano Park mural. An unfurled scroll ripped in half separates two faces that look away from each other to opposite sides of the print. The face on the left is indigenous, and words on his half of the scroll read, "La Frontera, Aztlán, Tragado de Libre Comerce Rico, Dompe, Rodillas, Justicia," and "Indio". The face on the right wears a helmet and a grate over the mouth with the words "English Only". Words on his half of the scroll read, "The Border, Acquired Land, Free Trade, Dump, Rodino Bill, Just U.S." and "Slave". On either side of the faces are words and images associated with the border.
The artist of any work retains all rights to that work. Copyright has not been assigned to the Regents of the University of California. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. No further reproduction is permitted without prior written permission by the artist or copyright holder. Any requests for permission to reproduce this piece must be directed to: Victor Ochoa c/o California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Library – CEMA, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106 Phone: (805) 893-8563 E-mail: Ochoa’s website: and E-mail:
35mm slide
Border art
Chicano art
Mexican American art
Mexican American Border Region
Mexican Americans
Free trade
San Diego (Calif.)

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