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Twitchell’s Ed Ruscha Mural Returns to Arts District

For Immediate Release 

Tuesday, June 9, 2021
On Thursday, June 11, Los Angeles City Council Member Jose Huizar and artist

Image from Kent Twitchell’s MySpace page

will reveal where and when the muralist will paint an updated version of his portrait of Ed Ruscha. The announcement will be made around 6 pm at the Art District’s weekly farmers’ market at Traction and E. Third St.  The announcement will reveal the mural will be painted on the northwest facing side of the historic American Hotel, overlooking Joel Bloom Square, in LA’s downtown Arts District.

In 2006, Twitchell‘s original 70-foot-tall “Ed Ruscha Monument,” on a building at 1031 S. Hill St., was whitewashed in error by a work crew renovating the structure for a YWCA Job Corps Center.  The new portrait will be updated, showing an appropriately aged Ruscha.  The mural is sponsored by the All City Mural Endeavor (ACME) a project of  Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Space (LADADSpace), the non-profit that will open the Arts District Center for the Arts in December. Funding for the project is also supported by a generous grant from Council District 14.

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