Paintings by Xavier Viramontes seen at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington - Boycott Grapes, Support the United Farm Workers Union

Boycott Grapes, Support the United Farm Workers Union

Boycott Grapes, Support the United Farm Workers Union is an offset lithograph on paper found at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It was created by Xavier Viramontes to remind people that the Mexican farmworkers who work so hard in the fields come from a rich cultural background and ought to be treated fairly and with respect. It depicts a dark brown Aztec/god-like figure as the main focal point squeezing the grapes to symbolize the blood and sweat of the farmworkers.