Ian Frazier’s On The Rez is a first-person view of one’s life as an Indian. He spends this chapter talking about his good friend Le War Lance, and their many adventures spanning over 20 years. It gives just a little bit of insight as to the life of an Indian without watering it down. Starting Chapter 2 of On The Rez, Ian Frazier begins by telling the story of how him and Le War Lance had met.
Romero has the right to sue them because a year before destroying Romero's mural, Kent Twitchell's portrait was destroyed which was painted on a federally owned building in downtown L.A. and won $1.1 million against the U.S government. Romero was not notified that the government will be erasing one of his most famous morals, which is not allowed to do because the artist should have been given a notice that provides for the artist to save or relocate works of public artwork before the building's owner can remove it. In 2007, Frank Romeor's mural "Going to the Olympics,1984" was restored and painted over with gray paint, the painting process was said to be placed on November 26, but was delayed due to the weather, and the restoration would take about 10 weeks. The murals "L.A. Freeway Kids" and "Luchas del Mundo" was also restored after Romero's mural. After years of graffiti and tagging on the murals of Los Angeles it has been said that this is the end of hundreds and thousands of murals in Los Angeles.
In my opinion, Frank Romero's artwork shows love to the city of Los Angeles car culture, he perhaps drew what he likes to see out in the city of Los Angeles
He created along the Hollywood Freeway downtown in conjunction with the 1984 Olympics. He was part of a collective called "Los Four" whose 1974 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is considered a landmark in Chicano art. The people in the city loved he's art work because they express their feelings towards the mural. It makes them happy and peaceful
In Frank Romero’s mural “Going to the Olympics,1984” he captures the audience attention by painting a mural on a highway wall with powerful symbols that represent the community and the artist itself. Romero includes symbols such as hearts, palm trees, cars, a blimp, flying iron, post stamps, a horse, and two man wrestling. Each of these symbols have a purpose have a significant meaning such that they are valuable to the community and Romero himself. The cars and hearts represent the love we have for cars in LA since many la residents use this as transportation to get to one around for others this can have a different meaning. The flying iron presented in the the top left represents a special honor to Buster Crabbe an olympices that later
Barbara Carrasco is an artist and muralist based in Los Angeles. Her works range from pen and ink drawings, to paintings, to posters and countless murals. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Barbara Carrasco is considered to be a renegade feminist. Her art is known for critiquing, dominant cultural stereotypes involving socioeconomic, race, gender and sexuality.(Revision history statistics "Barbara Carrasco" 2017)She is known for bringing awareness to the Chicano art movement and their sexist attitudes sometimes seen in Chicano art.
Introduction In the middle of the California coast is Monterey County, Monterey County is made up of many wonderful sites described as “must-see” places in California websites, travelling websites, and even National Geographic. The drive down Highway 1, the Monterey Aquarium, the Mission in Carmel, and so many other places that define much of California’s beauty and history. Inside Monterey County, more inland, is the town of Salinas. Salinas may not be so popular next to one of the major tourist attractions in California; however, it is a very important example of democracy in local government, especially in California.
On July 21, 2015, I had the opportunity to take a trip down to “The Great Wall of Los Angeles”. I was amazed to see the creativity and the empowerment of the art. The wall is a mural designed by Judith Baca, and a group of community youth from diverse ethnical backgrounds. The mural paints the history of California through different eras; it starts with colonialism and makes its way to the Chicano Movement of the 1960s.
Everyone will see a piece of art differently and people will come to the terms that not every citizen will appreciate or have the same perspective on the sculpture that your are about to put in the center of town. According to an editorial Art for Art’s Sake: The case for government funding against art, the unemployment rate in the nation is high, which not only does other cities account for the increasing rate of unemployment but so does our very own. Therefore, using the city should be using their funds to help people’s lives transforming it for the good. I believe so because what good is a city if their aesthetics increases but the citizens lives slowly crumbles away from the lack of a job or even a home to live in. Furthermore, the editorial states that “Art is, by its very nature, expressive and controversial.
The Great Wall of Los Angles consists of pictures of Pre-Historic California, The Spanish Arrival, 1848 Bandaide, Sojourners, 1890 Los Angeles Mountains to the Shore, World War I, A New Perspective on Edison, Illusion of Prosperity, Cash and Depression, Dustbowl Refugees, World War II, Charles Drew, Zoot Suit Riots, Jewish Refugees, Farewell to Rosie the Riveter, Red Score and McCarthyism, Chavez Ravine and the division of the Chicano Community, the Birth of Rock and Roll, Origins of the Gay Rights Movement, The Beats, Jewish Achievements in Arts and Science, Indian Assimilation, Asians Gain Citizenship and Property, and Olympic Champions of 1948-1964 Breaking Barriers (The Great Wall of Los Angeles: The History and Art of the Great Wall, 2012 p.1). All of these were a part of a large span of history and accomplishments that meant a lot to the people of
The Los Angeles native is still inspired by his surrounding influences and continues to create art that reflects his surrounding environments. With his old days as a Chicano muralist and artist now behind him, Romero is immersed in a peaceful life filled with joy, inspiration, and motivation. As a member of Los Four and as a solo artist, some of his most famous works can still be seen throughout the bustling streets of Los Angeles, while others are immortalized in museums and art institutions worldwide, including some held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and several others on the campuses of universities renowned for their art such as the University of California-Irvine and Los Angeles and California State University. One of his most popular works, the “Going to the Olympics” mural located near a Los Angeles freeway cemented his place in history as one of the greats. Romero, a great, is an immortal and highly inspirational figure that has left behind a massive impact on his surroundings and has contributed much to the world of art.
In Frank Romero's painting "Going to the Olympics, 1984" it shows what L.A. is really is about. Frank Romero's focus is to show others how Los Angeles is being represented, showing the automobiles, hearts, palm trees & etc. He has little images that depict L.A. but they mean much to those who live in the city. My opinion on his mural is he shows what passion for your city really is about.
Artist Andy Warhol once declared, “Art is anything you can get away with.” Street art has had a rough history with lots of controversy over the topic of being considered an art in the art world. Most people think graffiti is just silly and has little meaning. The style graffiti portrays makes it stick out from the rest of the art styles because it has creative lettering and abstract images that are painted on walls around the globe. Graffiti should be considered art because it has lots of popularity, it has a message, and it is very creative.
To compare you can even say it is a form of social media in a real world, if it was to be legal then they would have the freedom to draw or leave a viewpoint on certain matters. Art in general should be shown to everyone and it’s just how a persons viewpoint on something differ compared to others. The controversies surrounding graffiti art has led to its downfall and I certainly disagree to the fact that it should be illegal to posses a talent. Yes, there is the idea that the wall or that the property belongs to someone but there has to be a way to let the anger out on certain matters and art is the most peaceful way of doing it compared to mobs and riots. Throughout doing the research for this presentation I loved it to bits, as I always wanted to look at the insights of graffiti art.