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4 The América Tropical Mural

The América Tropical Mural

The América Tropical Mural
Up on the rooftops here, we can see a big sunshade that's been designed to protect a very old mural that dates all the way back to 1932. And it was designed by David Siqueiros. He made the work in about two months. Mostly, under cover of darkness. When it was finally revealed, it caused a bit of a stir. Because right there in the center of the mural we see a native South American crucified on a cross and being watched over by an American eagle. A clear allusion to the oppression of South America by the Imperialist United States. Locals didn't like it very much, and after a year it was all white-washed over. But that wasn't the end of the story. It was in the 1960s, the white-wash started to peel off, revealing bits of the mural underneath. And it became a big inspiration for the mural movement in the Mexican movement in Los Angeles. Today, of course, Los Angeles in known as the mural capital of the world. There're 1500 of them all around the place here. And if we go to the rooftop on the little balcony, we can still enjoy one of the earliest and most influential.
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