Contemporary Mission Muralismo was immensely influenced by the works of such Mexican artists as Diego Rivera, Jose Clement Orozco, and David Siqueros, each of whom are memorialized in Escarraman’s Icons (above). Also included are Frida Kahlo (far right), actress Maria Felix and composer Augustin Lara, muralist David Siqueiros and others. A second Balmy tribute to Kahlo (below) lies hidden behind the bushes as an old, unused garage door (the owner’s new garage door is now replaced with Jesus meditating at Mt. Shasta) at the opposite end of the alley. In the far right of the piece, the artist includes a self-portrait of himself as a child, suggesting these Mexican artists are not only icons but fathers of the contemporary Mission Muralismo movement.
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