Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Siqueiros Mural Conservation Project Groundbreaking

Jose-Huizar-David-Alfaro-Siqueiros-El Pueblo

I joined the Mayor’s Office, Getty Conservation Institute officials and the Friends of Siqueiros this morning for a groundbreaking for David Alfaro Siqueiros' Tropical America conservation project. This project, which will be open to the public in March 2012, was a long time coming after Siqueiros' mural was painted over not long after he completed it in 1932. It's important to honor Siqueiros, a man who inspired a generation of eastside muralists, which led to Los Angeles becoming the mural capital of the world. I hope that we can do more work to continue preserving murals Citywide.