Frank Romero’s iconic painting comes to LA Plaza
November 18, 2021 - September 4, 2022
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely
Going to the 1984 Olympics, the original painting by Frank Romero which served as the basis for his iconic mural overlooking the Hollywood Freeway, will be on display at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes from November 18 through September 2022.
In 2007, the mural sparked controversy and a necessary conversation about the loss of valuable murals of Los Angeles after it was painted over by Caltrans. The painting will be in display in the second-floor foyer wall of LA Plaza’s Vickery-Brunswig Building.
Artist Frank Romero is one of Los Angeles’ most iconic contemporary artists and a leader during the height of the Chicana/o Art Movement. His bold and expressionistic painting styles are instinctual, experimental, and unrestrained, sourcing from his bi-cultural perspectives, social-political activism, and observance of popular culture in L.A.