In Celebration of César Chávez, the murals of Boris Deutsch
It appears odd to celebrate the Latino Chávez’s birth with the work of a Teuton, but such is the logic of Babylon.
Having recently visited for the first time the Terminal Annex Post Office quite close to my home, I was struck by the WPA murals by the painter Boris Deutsch. His panels set into architectural lunettes are painted in the odd Colonial-Latino-Indiginous-Deco sensibilities of the architecture; it is strange, not exactly beautiful, and thoroughly LA.
I thought they were a fitting tribute to man loved by so many here in the City of Angels.
Please pardon the quality, they were taken with my phone.
I really love the mask motif.
b. 31st of March 1927
d. 23rd of April 1993
Happy Birthday Mr. Chávez.
Wishing all a pleasant day,