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Mapping 10 Major Richard Wyatt Murals All Over Los Angeles

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The muralist Richard Wyatt was born in Lynwood, raised in Compton, and attended UCLA—a confirmed Angeleno, you could say. Over at KCET, poet/blogger/exuberant tour guide Mike Sonksen recently wrote an LA Letters piece about Wyatt's prolific work, spread throughout our far-reaching city. With an 80-foot mural at Union Station, two works in the Purple Line's Wilshire/Western station, and one on the 110 Freeway, chances are good that you're already familiar with the artist's work. With help from the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles's website, we've mapped out 10 of the murals you've probably already seen but didn't know were Wyatt's.

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1. Cecil

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1727 East 107th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90002

This mural in the line of sight of the Watts Towers pays tribute to Black Arts Council co-founder Cecil Furgerson.

2. Untitled at the Alma Reaves Woods Branch Public Library

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10205 Compton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90002

A diverse representation of the various cultures that have put down roots in Watts, "including Italians, Japanese, Jews, African Americans, and Latinos," says the Mural Conservancy of LA.

3. The Inglewood Project

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231 South Grevillea Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301

The side of the Inglewood HIgh School Auditorium is home to this Wyatt of an unnamed Native American with a mixture of past and present settings in the background.

4. James and Spectators

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464 W Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Right at the 110 and Adams, there's this Wyatt piece slapped against the overpass.

5. City of Dreams/River of History

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Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

This mural depicting Native American, early settlers, and today's LA residents welcomes you as you enter Union Station from the bus bay of Patsaourus Plaza.

6. The White Memorial Project

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1720 E Cesar E Chavez Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 268-5000
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This two-panel painting inside the White Memorial Medical Center depicts diverse families in a serene, mountainous landscape.

7. The Insurance Man

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1999 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018

This mural inside the Golden State Life Mutual Life Insurance Building depicting a lone agent was painted to celebrate the company's 60th anniversary.

8. People Coming / People Going

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3775 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(800) 266-6883
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There are two 52-foot murals designed by Wyatt inside the Purple Line Station--one of people coming toward the viewer, one of people moving away. In the background of the murals is the Wiltern Building.

9. The Muralists

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6542 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

This playful mural(actually on the Hudson Avenue-side of the building) depicts Laurel and Hardy painting a mural of Golden Age greats Laurence Olivier, Lauren Bacall, Vivian Leigh, and James Cagney.

10. Hollywood Jazz: 1945-1972

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1750 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-6252
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The outside of the Capitol Records building is a fitting location for this mural featuring Chet Baker, Tito Puente, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and several other jazz greats.

1. Cecil

1727 East 107th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90002

This mural in the line of sight of the Watts Towers pays tribute to Black Arts Council co-founder Cecil Furgerson.

1727 East 107th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90002

2. Untitled at the Alma Reaves Woods Branch Public Library

10205 Compton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90002

A diverse representation of the various cultures that have put down roots in Watts, "including Italians, Japanese, Jews, African Americans, and Latinos," says the Mural Conservancy of LA.

10205 Compton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90002

3. The Inglewood Project

231 South Grevillea Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301

The side of the Inglewood HIgh School Auditorium is home to this Wyatt of an unnamed Native American with a mixture of past and present settings in the background.

231 South Grevillea Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301

4. James and Spectators

464 W Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Right at the 110 and Adams, there's this Wyatt piece slapped against the overpass.

464 W Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

5. City of Dreams/River of History

Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

This mural depicting Native American, early settlers, and today's LA residents welcomes you as you enter Union Station from the bus bay of Patsaourus Plaza.

Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

6. The White Memorial Project

1720 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033

This two-panel painting inside the White Memorial Medical Center depicts diverse families in a serene, mountainous landscape.

1720 E Cesar E Chavez Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90033

7. The Insurance Man

1999 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018

This mural inside the Golden State Life Mutual Life Insurance Building depicting a lone agent was painted to celebrate the company's 60th anniversary.

1999 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018

8. People Coming / People Going

3775 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

There are two 52-foot murals designed by Wyatt inside the Purple Line Station--one of people coming toward the viewer, one of people moving away. In the background of the murals is the Wiltern Building.

3775 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

9. The Muralists

6542 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

This playful mural(actually on the Hudson Avenue-side of the building) depicts Laurel and Hardy painting a mural of Golden Age greats Laurence Olivier, Lauren Bacall, Vivian Leigh, and James Cagney.

6542 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

10. Hollywood Jazz: 1945-1972

1750 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The outside of the Capitol Records building is a fitting location for this mural featuring Chet Baker, Tito Puente, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and several other jazz greats.

1750 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028