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Frank Romero
Homage to Downtown Movie Palaces

Project Area:  CT-Historic Core
Project:  Eastside / Main Street Parking Facility
Project Location:  545 S. Main Street
Project Type:  Developer Initiated


Activating a swath of dead space on the wall of Eastside Parking garage is the lively mural, "Homage to Downtown Movie Palaces," by Frank Romero. The mural depicts a Downtown landscape spotlighting some of the historic old theaters on Broadway, the largest historic theater district in the national registry of historical districts.

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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.