Great Wall of Los Angeles: detail: 1522 Spanish Arrival
Narrative mural depicting California history from prehistory thru the 1920s. Father Junipero Serra arrives in California on a mule. Founder of missions throughout California, he is depicted with the San Fernando mission behind him. It is commonly believed that the founders of Los Angeles were Spanish. In fact, of the 22 adult members of the expedition that founded the city in 1781, only one was Spanish. The rest were Mulatto, Black, Mestizo or Indian, as they are in this representation.
- Creation Date
- Summer, 1976 (first 1,000 feet); 1979 (photograph); 1976-1983 (entire mural); 2008-2011 (restoration)
Los Angeles Valley College
Tujunga Wash, Los Angeles (California)
- Physical Description
2,754 feet (entire mural)
A collaborative project by Judith Baca and over 400 employed youths and artists. The first one thousand feet were painted during the first summer of work in 1976. Additionally the first one thousand feet were divided into sections of 100 feet each. Although the content is highly integrated, each section was designed by a different artist under the general supervision of Judith Baca.
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