Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Justin Favela: "Puente Nuevo"
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art commissioned contemporary artist Justin Favela to create an immersive installation exclusively for the museum. Based in Las Vegas, Favela draws on his own Mexican and Guatemalan heritage to reinterpret art work from the past using massive amounts of cut tissue paper – the same material used to construct piñatas.
Favela will cover the walls of the gallery with his own murals inspired by works in our collection, including 19th-century color lithographs of Mexico, and will create a sculptural tissue-paper tribute to the museum’s mobile Untitled (ca. 1942) by Alexander Calder. His work bridges past and present and creates connections across cultures, bringing dynamic color, energy and fun to the museum experience.