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October 9, 2012
It has taken 80 years, but Los Angeles today does honor to its history. After a painstaking rehabilitation, a long-hidden mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros will be unveiled. The mural has a rollicking history. It was once the center of controversy, and then it was shrouded for decades. Siqueiros was one of Mexico's great muralists - ranked with Jose Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera. His radical politics and his bold use of color and arresting imagery won him renown. An ardent Stalinist, he conspired to murder Leon Trotsky after Trotsky settled in Mexico City.
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OPINION
October 9, 2012
It has taken 80 years, but Los Angeles today does honor to its history. After a painstaking rehabilitation, a long-hidden mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros will be unveiled. The mural has a rollicking history. It was once the center of controversy, and then it was shrouded for decades. Siqueiros was one of Mexico's great muralists - ranked with Jose Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera. His radical politics and his bold use of color and arresting imagery won him renown. An ardent Stalinist, he conspired to murder Leon Trotsky after Trotsky settled in Mexico City.
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NEWS
November 27, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The people of New Hampshire are frugal and proud of it. Take Cornish, population 1,400. At the last annual town meeting residents voted to spend $10,000 to paint the Town Hall. Before the meeting was over they had second thoughts and decided to do the work themselves, saving $10,000. "So, 82 volunteers gave the Town Hall two coats of paint one weekend. That's what you call community spirit. I know. I was one of them," said Bob Maslan, 67.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2002 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Along with Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco is known the world over as one of the Big Three leaders of the Mexican mural movement. But back in 1927, he was a frustrated artist whose ambitions were not satisfied by hometown opportunities. Leaving a wife and three daughters behind in Mexico City, he moved to New York to jump-start his career.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1985 | WILLIAM WILSON
Much is made these days of politics and art. A few painters and sculptors feel pretty set up about themselves for having the courage to make pictures that express indignation over, say, violations of human rights. It is laudable to let conscience guide one's art but our chaps are going to have to get cracking if they hope to equal the intransigence of the hemisphere's leading social-rebel artist, David Alfaro Siqueiros, the great Mexican muralist.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2002 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Along with Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco is known the world over as one of the Big Three leaders of the Mexican mural movement. But back in 1927, he was a frustrated artist whose ambitions were not satisfied by hometown opportunities. Leaving a wife and three daughters behind in Mexico City, he moved to New York to jump-start his career.
TRAVEL
December 28, 1997
Regarding "Town and Campus" (Weekend Escape, Dec. 14), author Edward Wright mentions Jose Clemente Orozco's "Prometheus" mural at Pomona College, but there is no mention of Rico Lebrun, whose "Genesis" mural is shown in the photo accompanying the article. I hope the Travel section will identify Lebrun's work. He was a major presence in Los Angeles' art world: renowned artist, teacher and humanitarian. PATTI LAURSEN Los Angeles
NEWS
December 10, 1997
Stanton L. Catlin, 82, expert on modern Mexican muralists. Educated at Oberlin College and the New York University Institute of Fine Arts, Catlin worked at the Minneapolis Art Institute, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of the Americas Society in New York City and at Syracuse University. He made his first study trip to Mexico in 1939 and soon met artists Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Jose Clemente Orozco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1995
A Park La Brea art collector has offered to donate his collection of paintings, which he estimates is worth $8 million, to Culver City, including originals by Norman Rockwell, John Singer Sargent, Aguste Rodin and Jose Clemente Orozco. But 1930s tennis star Gene Mako, 79, has attached a couple of conditions.
NEWS
December 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Maria Esther Zuno, former first lady of Mexico known for championing women's rights and social causes, died Saturday in Mexico City of complications of diabetes. She was 74. For 54 years, Zuno was the wife of Luis Echeverria, who was president of Mexico from 1970 to 1976. The couple met at the home of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, and Zuno also befriended artists David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco and Isidro Fabela.
NEWS
November 27, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The people of New Hampshire are frugal and proud of it. Take Cornish, population 1,400. At the last annual town meeting residents voted to spend $10,000 to paint the Town Hall. Before the meeting was over they had second thoughts and decided to do the work themselves, saving $10,000. "So, 82 volunteers gave the Town Hall two coats of paint one weekend. That's what you call community spirit. I know. I was one of them," said Bob Maslan, 67.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1985 | WILLIAM WILSON
Much is made these days of politics and art. A few painters and sculptors feel pretty set up about themselves for having the courage to make pictures that express indignation over, say, violations of human rights. It is laudable to let conscience guide one's art but our chaps are going to have to get cracking if they hope to equal the intransigence of the hemisphere's leading social-rebel artist, David Alfaro Siqueiros, the great Mexican muralist.
NEWS
June 18, 1994
Gertrude Ross Marks, 78, who won a Golden Globe award for her documentary on Mexican muralists. Born in Chicago, she grew up in Los Angeles and studied theater arts at UCLA. At 23, she became executive director of the Hollywood Theater Alliance, which produced a topical musical and political revue called "Meet the People." After a year in Los Angeles, the revue moved successfully to Broadway. Ms. Marks produced a second revue for the Hollywood Playhouse.
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