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L.A. from Every Angle
Posted April 01, 2010 to photo album "L.A. from Every Angle"
As Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg shows, there are many different L.A.s inside the city limits. Joel Bleifuss takes us on the tour of how artists imagine Los Angeles.
Slide 6: L.A. for the Muralists
David Alfaro Siqueriros (1896-1974). Siqueriros was a Mexican-born artist who was expelled from Mexico in 1932 for his radical politics (he was a Communist). During his time in exile, he lived for six months in Los Angeles, during which time he painted three murals, the most famous of which was La América Tropical, on the second floor wall of Italian Hall on Olvera St. His first mural, was Mitin Obrero (Worker’s Meeting), painted on the Chouinard School of Art (where he taught) is considered the first example of a muralist using a industrial spray gun to paint on cement.