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Frank Romero
Untitled
1984


Project Area: CT-Historic Core
Project: Broadway Streetscape Sidewalk Tile Designs
Project Location: 7th Street between Broadway and St. Vincent Court
Project Type: CRA/LA Initiated

Description:

Colored ceramic tile in-lays by Frank Romero activate the sidewalk. Vibrant and energetic, these geometrical patterns vary in size and colors. In 2003, sidewalks along Broadway were significantly reconstructed and the tile patterns removed. Patterns can be found on 7th Street.

For other projects, please see:

Homage to Downtown Movie Palaces

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Artist Profile

Frank Romero, a Los Angeles native, studied at the California State University, Los Angeles and the Otis College of Art and Design.  Using an emotionally charged and colorful palette, the artist’s paintings often reflect powerful political events.  Romero is a founding member of “Los Four,” a Chicano art collective, and has exhibited with this group extensively throughout southern California.  In addition to the “Los Four” exhibitions, the artist has been selected to show his work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; University of California, Los Angeles Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center; San Diego Museum of Art; San Antonio Museum of Art; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago; Corcoran Gallery and National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and the Brooklyn Museum.  The artist continues to live and work in Los Angeles.