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Exhibit explores Mexican impact on L.A.

By Adolfo Guzman-Lopez for KPCC on September 19, 2011

During the 1930s, two well-known Mexican painters, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jose Clemente Orozco, created public murals in downtown L.A. and Pomona. Jesse Lerner, curator of "Mex-LA" at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, says the artists’ work had a ripple effect in the Southland..."We were interested in using their presence in Southern California as a point of departure in thinking of the impact of Mexican modernism on the art world of Southern California and other exchanges back and forth between the arts communities of Mexico and Southern California"

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Image Credit:
José Clemente Orozco, "Prometheus," 1930.
Credit: Jeffrey Nintezel © 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City.
Photo courtesy of Pomona College and the LA Times.

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