One of Downtown's most recognizable murals is all set to get some overdue renovations. Called "The Pope of Broadway," the Eloy Torres painting on the Victor Clothing Company building at Second and Broadway depicts prolific actor Anthony Quinn, and it's seen better days. Thankfully, says the LA Times, $150,000-worth of restoration is on the way thanks to a donation from Greenland USA, the developer of South Park's massive Metropolis megaproject.
Torres painted the 70-foot-tall mural in 1985, but over the years it's become faded and has also been vandalized, says the Downtown News. The restoration work is being spearheaded by the LA Mural Conservancy, which also worked on the 1984 Olympics murals.
· Anthony Quinn 'Pope of Broadway' mural to get restored [LAT]
· Anthony Quinn Mural on Broadway to Be Restored [DN]
· The Pope of Broadway [Mural Conservancy]