All my friends know the lowrider
The lowrider has become an icon of many cultures in the Southwest of America, especially the Chicana/o community. In the Petersen Automotive Museum’s new exhibit, The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración, 50 artists present their visions of what the lowrider represents to them and their communities. From customised cars with elaborate paintwork, ranging from a 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe to a 1968 Chevy Impala, to vibrant paintings, sculptures, and installations, the exhibition demonstrates how influential the lowrider has been in many peoples’ lives, and how it can be used as a canvas for self-expression and creativity — suspension kit and all.
Photos: Petersen Automotive Museum