Public Art: LA is Restoring 14 Significant Murals Across the City

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Of the funds, $300,000 was given to each of the 15 city council offices to commission new murals and conserve existing ones, and another $400,000 was allotted to the restoration of murals that are not city-sponsored. (The $50,000 leftover was set aside for administrative costs.)

The Social and Public Art Resource Center was awarded city money to preserve nine murals originally created during SPARC’s Neighborhood Pride mural program between 1988 and 2002. (They’ve already completed restoration work on two murals, “Not Somewhere Else, But Here” by Darryl Wells and “Love is for Everyone” by Mary-Linn Hughes and Reginald Larue Zachary.) Here’s a list of the 14 murals the city will be restoring according to the official release from the DCA and Los Angeles magazine.



“Not Somewhere Else, But Here” (1992-1993) by Darryl Wells via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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“Love is for Everyone” (1991) by Mary-Linn Hughes and Reginald Larue Zachary via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

SPARC has plans to restore seven additional murals:

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“Marc Chagall Comes to Venice Beach” (1991) via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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“Literacy” (1989) by Roderick Sykes via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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“To Protect and Serve” (1996) by Noni Olabisi via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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“Return to the Light” (1994) by Charles Freeman via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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“Calle de la Eternidad” (1992-1993) by Johanna Poethig via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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“La Ofrenda” (1988-1989) by Yreina Cervantez via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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“Mujer del Este de Los Angeles” (1989) by George Yepes via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles will be restoring two non-city sponsored murals:

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“Homenaje a Las Mujeres de Aztlan” (1977) by Judithe Hernández and Carlos Almaraz via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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“Moratorium: The Black and White Mural” (1973) by Willie Herrón III and Gronk via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

Part of the $300,000 given to the various City Council offices will go toward the restoration of three murals:

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Untitled Olympic Mural (1984) by Elliott Pinkney via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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Untitled Virgin of Guadalupe Mural (1973) by Steve Delgado via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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“Trucha! Vital Decisions Ahead” (1988) by David Botello, Rudy Calderon, and Wayne Healy via Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

—Jeff Wattenhofer

· See 14 Historic Murals Scheduled for Major Makeovers [LA Magazine]

·LA Creating and Saving Murals from the Eastside to Venice [Curbed LA]

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