This striking portrait, on 6th and Spring Street in Downtown LA, is by Robert Vargas. He is known for his massive public art murals and, particularly, for his fast, live portrait-painting on the street, where he frequently persuades people to be volunteer models for his work.
When interviewed about his work, he commented “Our Lady of DTLA rises from the ground painted in values of black and white as a nod to the historic architecture. She welcomes people into the neighborhood.”
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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 10 March 2016