Today's young Hispanic muralists are in many ways a continuation of the generation of Hispanic artists who contributed to the development of the Chicano movement in the early 70s when Los Angeles was the capital of American muralists.
. A mural titled "Decolonize" by artist Kristy Sandoval decorates a wall in the Pacoima section of Los Angeles on June 11. Sandoval's mural took advantage of the existing barred window and parasol to show a woman freeing Monarch butterflies and parrots from a cage.
. Sandoval works on a painting at the Pacoima Community Youth Culture Center on June 11. She is one of the Hispanic muralists who began to emerge after the end of a regulation prohibiting murals on private properties three years ago.
. A woman pushes a shopping cart past a Ponce's mural of late Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, on June 6. Ponce is an American artist noted for his public murals throughout Southern California's San Fernando Valley.
. DJ's play music near a mural of Salvador Dali, painted by Ponce, at a community event of muralists and Hip Hop artists on June 6. Levi Ponce is the son of Hector Ponce, a Salvadoran sign maker who has also painted murals.
. Levi Ponce poses next to his mural, an adaptation of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, on June 2.
. Workers walk past Ponce's "The Day the Music Died" on June 6. The mural pays tribute to Pacoima's residents Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly, who were killed in a plane accident on Feb. 3, 1959.
. Ponce paints a portrait of Mexican artist Diego Rivera on June 6.
. A pedestrian walks past Ponce's mural of actor Danny Trejo on June 6.