The 1984 Olympics were produced on the cheap, with very few venues or showy infrastructure built, helping defray costs and turn a profit for the city and Olympic commission. A lasting remnant of the 30-year-old event does remain—freeway murals. Six pieces of art created for the event were recently restored, but, sadly, five Olympic Freeway Murals were painted over or destroyed. The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles recently worked with a publisher to produce a boxed set of photographs that includes both the restored murals, as well as those destroyed; the photos will be displayed at an event August 24, which will raise funds for more mural restoration throughout the city.
· Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles [Official Site]