The Pope of Broadway
(A tribute to Anthony Quinn)

Eloy Torrez, 1985

Victor Clothing Company, 242 South Broadway. South wall, acrylic on masonry. 70'x60'

According to Eloy Torrez, Quinn's outstreched arms present a warm gesture to the homeless in the area. Quinn grew up in East Los Angeles. The nearby Bradbury Building inspired the background arches and floor tile work. (from Brenda Rees, "Talking Walls; A guide to L.A.'s vast collection of murals, where artists paint snapshots of history and hope," Los Angeles Times Weekend Calendar, April 16, 1998, p.8)

This photograph taken in early 2012:


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