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Late Chicano Art Icon Carlos Almaraz Was the Ultimate Shapeshifter

In a number of presumed self-portraits, Carlos Almaraz paints himself as a sort of half-man, half-jaguar figure. It's an icon straight out of Mesoamerican mythology, explains Howard Fox, who has spent the past several years curating LACMA's current Almaraz retrospective, "Playing With Fire." "The jaguar was able to pass freely...
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