Did you know that L.A. has its own Great Wall, reputed to be the longest one of its kind in the world?
The brainchild of muralist/educator and socio-political activist Judy Baca, this sprawling display of public art was accomplished by student artists representing minority communities in L.A. One of the most spectacular murals in a city famous for its murals, the Wall portrays the history of California from pre-colonial times to now.
The mural stretches for over 1/2 mile in a flood control channel. Oddly, most people born and raised here or even media pros who cover the arts don’t know it exists.
Excerpt from the new book, “L.A. Made Easy: From Iconic to Eclectic,” by Terry Braverman ©2013 All Rights Reserved
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