Rupert Garcia is well known for his politically-charged silkscreen posters created during the 1960′s and 1970′s. Garcia’s first efforts in the monotype medium combine the strength of his graphic imagery with the hand-worked quality of his paintings and pastels. Painting directly on large plexiglas plates, Garcia reintroduced his strong iconic symbols of his earlier activist works on paper. While deceptively simple, these monotypes are loaded with historic and emotional impact, triggering associations deeply rooted in late 20th Century history.
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Art In Embassies, Washington, DC; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; Danish National Poster Collection, Museum of Industrial Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark; M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA; Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Institute of Culture and Communication, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI; Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, IL; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Norton Collection, Los Angeles, CA; The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA