Great Wall of Los Angeles: detail: 1890 Los Angeles Mountains to the Shore; world ward I
Narrative mural depicting California history from prehistory thru the 1920s. The concluding 100 feet of first first summer's work. It pays homage to the new wave of immigrants and their labor, important in the development of this region. The segment continues with the invention of the car and airplane, which shaped the development of 20th century California.
- 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 Judy Baca and over 400 employed youths and artists. The Great Wall was initially a beautification project proposed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1974. Under the direction of Baca, the mural transformed into a bold illustration of the history of California from the state's prehistoric past to the struggles of its ethnic minorities for civil rights and equality.
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