Great Wall of Los Angeles: detail: 1822 Mexican Rule
Narrative mural depicting California history from prehistory thru the 1920s. Designed by Judith Hernandez, this scene is dominated by the figure of a Spanish land baron, illustrating the "hacendados" who dominated early California. His serape is formed by the land and labor of the Indians which he has taken and used to build the hacienda toward which he looks and where an elegant wedding is taking place.
- 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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