Great Wall of Los Angeles: detail: 1522 Spanish Arrival
- Creation Date
- Summer, 1976 (first 1,000 feet); 1979 (photograph); 1976-1983 (entire mural); 2008-2011 (restoration)
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. Within a year after the arrival of the Spaniard, a large percentage of the Native American population died of diseases that the White men brought. For this reason, the San Fernando Mission became known to the Indians as the "House of Death".
- Physical Description
2,754 feet (entire mural)
- Personal Name
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.
Los Angeles Valley College
Tujunga Wash, Los Angeles (California)
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