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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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