anthony quinn

anthony quinn

Jose Huizar - Anthony Quinn Mural Restoration Kick-off 2014

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The mural was created in 1985 by famed artist Eloy Torrez using multiple artistic methods to depict Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn on the building known as the Victor Clothing Company building at 242 S. Broadway. According to Eloy Torrez, Quinn’s outstreched arms present a warm gesture to the homeless in the area. Quinn grew up in East Los Angeles. The nearby Bradbury Building inspired the background arches and floor tile work.* Over the years the mural has chipped, lost color and suffered moisture damage, graffiti, and other deterioration. Now, through Councilmember Huizar’s efforts, $150,000 has been secured for the effort, and the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles to lead the long-awaited restoration work on this iconic mural. * Sourced from publicartinla.com: (from Brenda Rees, “Talking Walls; A guide to L.A.’s vast collection of murals, where artists paint snapshots of history and hope,” Los Angeles Times Weekend Calendar, April 16, 1998, p.8: )