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April 9   -   ArtsJournal: music

A Famous Los Angeles Mural, Once Whitewashed, Is Now Getting A Different Type Of Washing

Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros painted "América Tropical" in 1932. It was literally whitewashed - covered in white paint - for decades after. Now that it's fully visible again, there are other issues, says a conservator with the Getty Institute: "We look to to monitor for changes. And what we see is that the mural is filthy — just from all of the particulates in downtown Los Angeles.”

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