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Central Los Angeles : MURAL MONEY

The City Council approved using $40,000 of Cultural Affairs Department money to partly fund construction of a platform viewing area and canopy for David Alfaro Siqueiros’ “America Tropical” mural at Olvera Street in Downtown.

The 18-foot-by-80-foot mural depicts a Native American on a crucifix with an American eagle above him and two revolutionaries, one pointing a rifle at the eagle.

The mural outraged city officials when it was unveiled in 1932, and was covered over. It now is undergoing restoration, which is expected to be completed by the end of 1996.


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