Bum ba ta - Painting by Carlos Luna:
CCG Art Collection, Miami, Florida, USA.
Complejo Cultural Universitario, Puebla, Mexico, August 18, 2009 - January 17, 2010.
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
USA, October 2, 2008 - February 23, 2009.
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, California, USA, June 12 - August
The Katzen, American University Museum, College of Arts and Sciences, Washington,
D.C., USA, January 29 - March 17, 2008.
Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida, USA, August 24 - November 24, 2007.
Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, January 11 - May 5, 2007.
Carlos Luna, Personal Histories, Susquehanna Art Museum, Polk Museum of Art & The
Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, p. 70 - 71, Published July 2006,
Illustrated in color.
Carlos Luna, El Gran Mambo, American University Museum, Museum of Latin American
Art (MOLAA), p. 27, Published 2008, Illustrated in color.
Pablo Picasso Ceramics, Carlos Luna Paintings, p. 96 - 97 (Cat. 16), Published 2008,
Bum ba ta
In the 1970s cockfighting, like many other traditional practices in country towns
in Cuba, was prohibited by the government. In Luna’s hometown cockfighting still
existed in a hidden manner. Occasionally on Sundays people traveled deep into the
forest to see their roosters fight and also to shout their frustrations against the
government. Luna remembers this as a free moment where everybody could express their
true ideas and the cockfight was the perfect excuse.
- Todd Behrens ©