Mural restoration and graffiti removal in downtown Los Angeles will begin Tues. This will be the first 101 freeway mural of 4 that are covered with graffiti. Then, after these 4 are looking good, another 8 murals that are part of this 1984 Olympic Freeway Murals series will undergo gray overpaint removal to reveal the artwork in all their glory.
The first mural to get the “face lift” will be the “Jim Morphesis Monument”, a mural by Kent Twitchell painted in 1984. The freeway art is located at the N. Hope St and W. Temple St overpass of the 101 Freeway and one of two murals that make up the “7th St. Altarpiece.”
Scott M. Haskins, conservator of fine art at FACL, Inc. (Fine Art Conservation Laboratories 805 564 3438) will be doing the art conservation work and mural restoration treatments. The project will be coordinated and organized by The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, Isabel Rojas-Williams, Executive Director (213 291 6900). Kent Twitchell, the original artist, will be collaborating on the project (310 709 2037).
Here’s a cool video about what is going to happen: http://www.fineartconservationlab.com/save-los-angeles-freeway-murals/
Next Tues at 8 am in the morning think of us, with ear plugs in, working on the side of the 101 freeway in downtown LA!
This is a very big thing! Downtown LA will be talking. Do you know a media person? Would you please forward them the link to this page?
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