Robert Legorreta, a.k.a. "Cyclona," Collection Showcased in OCMA Triennial

The CSRC has lent items from "The Fire of Life: The Robert Legorreta - Cyclona Collection, 1962-2002" to this year's Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) California-Pacific Triennial. Legorreta is one of 32 artists featured in this exhibition devoted to art from the Pacific Rim. Formerly known as the California Biennial, this first iteration of the new exhibition format includes artists from 15 countries that border the Pacific Ocean, placing California art within a Pacific Rim context. The exhibition runs June 30 through November 17, 2013.

Robert Legorreta (b. 1952, El Paso), also known as "Cyclona," is a a performance artist and provocateur. Although he is widely known as a performer, Legorreta is first and foremost an artist-collector. He has collected the artifacts of daily life and artistic expression in East Los Angeles since the 1960s, amassing an extensive and significant collection of Latino-themed materials that have circulated within popular culture, including printed ephemera, LP records, toys, and collectibles. This collection is now housed at and managed by the CSRC.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit OCMA.

For more information about the "Fire of Life" collection, please visit the Online Archive of California (OAC).

A companion book to the Legorreta collection was published by the CSRC in 2009. It can be found here.