Surprisingly, some of the biggest artists during the Great Depression all knew each other: David Alfaro Jackson Pollock, Siqueiros, and Philip Guston. They actually all worked together. Guston and Pollack were originally school friends and later met Siqueiros and assisted him for the América Tropical. During this time, there was a gripping struggle between opponents of capitalism and capitalists. Unemployment was at an all time low of 25 percent while radical racist groups were rapid. Unfortunately, these ideals influenced the government and started a intense raid near Olvera Street. This lead to Mexican Americans and Mexicans deported. Escaping this volatile time, Siqueiros taught fresco painting at the Chouinard Institute. He worked on the famous América Tropical but his visa was not extended. His frescos were not typical. Instead, there were quite controversial and were typically whitewashed. Guston, Pollack, and Alfaro all assisted Siqueiros, and perhaps, Siqueiros helped to revolutionize not… read more →
On Thursday, March 21, 2013, a Q+A and mixer was held at the América Tropical Interpretive Center in downtown Los Angeles. Check out the photos from the evening on our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151530108963584.1073741829.241046303583&type=3
Olson Visual Invites You to a Q+A and Mixer at the América Tropical this Thursday, March 21st. Q+A and Mixer Thursday, March 21st 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Q+A with the designers 7:15 – 7:45 p.m América Tropical Interpretive Center 622 North Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90021
Olson Visual Invites You to a Q+A and Mixer at the América Tropical Interpretive Center this Thursday, March 21st. Q+A and Mixer Thursday, March 21st 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Q+A with the designers 7:15 – 7:45 p.m América Tropical Interpretive Center 622 North Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90021
Olson Visual recently finished the historical project-Siqueiros Mural Protective Shelter Viewing Platform and Interpretive Center. This building was dedicated to the conservation of the mural América Tropical, by the well know Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros. The mural itself, is located in downtown Los Angeles, across from its new Protective Shelter. It can be found on top of the second story of the Italian Hall. It stands as one of the only murals that the artist finished in the United States. The projects’ main goal was to restore this masterpiece that took two years to complete.