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Three new L.A. murals celebrate Special Olympics World Games 2015

Three new L.A. murals celebrate Special Olympics World Games 2015

Public murals and the Olympic Games seem to go hand in hand. The epic drama of athletic competition and global participation inspires concrete canvases that linger for years on buildings in host cities. Kent Twitchell’s “Jim Morphesis Monument” and “Lita Albuquerque Monument,” both created for the 1984 Olympic mural series, still reside along the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles. On Tuesday, another Twitchell mural will be unveiled, this one commemorating the 2015 Special Olympics World Games that take place this month at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The new Twitchell work will be dedicated Tuesday along with murals by David Flores and Cryptik. All adorn...

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