Photos: He’s a real nowhere man lost in paletero land

by SOY CAPITAN on March 23, 2012 in Cultura, Las Fotos

The Mexican ice cream man, or paletero (he sells paletas)

Artist Ramiro Gomez, Jr. makes the invisible visible as he inserts cardboard images of hardworking Latinos into the landscape of Los Angeles and documents his installation art with photos. At half-past midnight he emailed POCHO:

I went up to Hollywood Blvd. this afternoon and put up my newest cardboard installation. It is on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Curson Ave. I went back tonight and it has not been taken down yet, hopefully, the location I chose allows it to ride for a while.

The big versions of Gomez’ photos are below.

Shoutout to Hollywood peeps: Is the paletero still there? Please share your updates in the Comments section below. Gracias!

Previously, Gomez sent in photos of a

And we’ve got paletero links, too!


Comic Saenz March 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Twitter update at 11:20 AM:
@RamiroGomezJr I drove by my piece and its still up this cloudy morning, wonder if it will rain?

Gabacho Borracho March 23, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Rain, rain went away. Stormy-lookin’ this weekend, but the longterm outlook is good.

Vive el paletero!

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