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‘Walls of
Passion: The Murals of Los Angeles’



A selection of
photos from the exhibit


Among the murals
featured in “Walls of Passion” project are the seven shown below
(click on links to go directly to image):




You are the Star

by Thomas Suriya




Dreams of Flight

by David Botello



Untitled (“Children of the Sun”)
by Francisco Letelier




La Pared Que Habla, Canta y Grita

(“The Wall that Speaks, Sings and Shouts”) by Paul Botello, assisted
by Adalberto Ortiz, Gerardo Herrera, and Gustavo Sanchez




Together: Working Towards a Flourishing Society

by Christina Miguel-Mullen & the East-West Community Partnership



Venice Reconstituted

by Rip Cronk




Cultural Identity Indicating Time in Perpetual Movement

by Eloy Torrez



To view a higher-resolution image

(which can be downloaded for news and non-commercial informational
purposes), click on an image below. To obtain higher-resolution
images of other murals featured in the exhibit, contact Cal State
L.A.’s Public Affairs Office at (323) 343-3050 or

paffairs@cslanet.calstatela.edu
.


Other links:


           
News
release
announcing project and exhibit:
/univ/ppa/newsrel/wallsofpassion-exhibit.htm


           


Map
with descriptions and locations of all 32 murals in the
exhibit:




/univ/ppa/publicat/today/archives/winter2009/mural.php




Article
in Cal State L.A. TODAY magazine:

/univ/ppa/publicat/today/archives/winter2009/la_murals_art.php



Mural photos

You are the Star

Thomas Suriya

Wilcox Ave. & Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

In Thomas Suriya's "You are the Star", the
theater is painted in reverse so that the viewer is the feature,
while the famous sit back and watch us. -- Laura Lesko

 

Dreams of Flight

David Botello

3241 E. Olympic Blvd. , Los Angeles

"Dreams of Flight" captures childhood in East
Los Angeles prior to the civil rights movement. It shows the
optimistic sensibility of a young David Botello, who narrates the
timeline of his culture and reflects on historical and social
concepts. -- Erik Altamirano

 

 


Untitled ("Children of the Sun")

Francisco Letelier

13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier

"Untitled" (Children of the Sun) was painted at
the invitation of Political Science professor Dr. D. Norden at
Whittier College to help increase understanding during Henry
Kissinger's visit to the campus in 2007. Disparate groups with
strong and distinct views of Kissinger's legacy came together on the
liberal arts campus and Norden felt that art could help bridge the
chasm between supporters and detractors. -- Isabel Rojas-Williams

 

 

La Pared Que Habla, Canta y Grita

Paul Botello, assisted by Adalberto Ortiz,
Gerardo Herrera, and Gustavo Sanchez

3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles

The killing of Los Angeles Times
Mexican-American journalist, Ruben Salazar, by a police officer
during The National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War
on August 29, 1970 in East Los Angeles has been immortalized in this
mural. -- Isabel Rojas-Willams

 

 

Together: Working Towards a Flourishing
Society

Christina Miguel-Mullen & the East-West
Community Partnership

300 W Cesar E Chavez Ave., Los Angeles

This mural, located near the Chinatown Annex in
downtown L.A., is a tribute to the Chinese immigrant experience in
the United States and the obstacles that this group had to overcome
to thrive in their new environment. -- Tiffany Kim

 

Venice Reconstituted

Rip Cronk

25 Windward Ave, Venice Beach

"Venice Reconstituted", a parody of
Botticelli's Birth of Venus from the 15th Century, playfully
captures and pays homage to the colorful lifestyle and culture of
Venice Beach. -- Jeanie Kim

 

Cultural Identity Indicating Time in
Perpetual Movement

Eloy Torrez

2380 Lancaster Ave., Los Angeles

"Cultural Identity Indicating Time in Perpetual
Movement" is a painting of several historic figures from Mexican and
Chicano cultures. The intention of the mural was to inspire people
in the community by giving them role models from the past. -- Leslie
Jacobo

 


 

 


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