Caltrans Unveils Replicas Of Original 1980s Murals Along 101 Freeway


LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Caltrans unveiled four murals along the 101 freeway Monday that it hopes will be vandal resistant.

KNX 1070 Reports

The murals are painted on fabric and are replicas of iconic freeway murals painted on the sides of the freeway in the 1980s. The murals  include Sportelli’s “Tony Curtis,” Ruben Soto’s “I Know Who I Am,” Romero’s “Going to the Olympics,” and John Werlee’s ” Galileo, Jupiter and Apollo.”

City officials say weather, time and graffiti took their toll on the originals.

  • Burr Ito

    Vandal resistant? If there is one thing that Latinos know how to do, it is destroy. Just look at their Barrios.

  • Mary Elizabeth

    Burr Ito – I have to agree with you on that one. It’s sad what these animals (regardless of race) do to our cities. If there is one thing that I dislike, graffiti would be it. I agree – if there is a way – they will find a way to destroy the new paintings.

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