Todays Candy: Date Farmers Video Art

8/2/11

My hunch is you might not have heard about The Date Farmers yet.  I didn't either until I went to Art Basil last year in Miami and found out about this very awesome art collective of Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez.  Check out this crazy video from a 2009 track from N.A.S.A. featuing Sizzla, Amanda Blank & Lovefoxxx (p.s. just because a track and video is 2 years old don't mean it ain't fah-resh! 

In The Date Farmers own words on what they are about: 

"The Date Farmers echoes Mexican-American heritage rooted in California pop culture. Their paintings, collages and three-dimensional sculptures contain elements influenced by graffiti, Mexican street murals, traditional revolutionary posters, sign painting, prison art and tattoos. Living in the peaceful seclusion of the desert, the artists often travel across the border, into Mexicali and Oaxaca to scavenge for materials"

For more on The Date Farmers check out www.thedatefarmers.com