Wednesday, October 14, 2009

'M' is for Missing Mural by Millard Sheets

The black section of the facade on what was originally Home Savings, then Washington Mutual, now Chase (on Hawthorne Blvd) used to have a wonderful mural by Millard Sheets (whom I recently learned about from Pasadena Adjacent). The mural was covered up for about 2 years and has now been removed for restoration (sigh of relief). A 1970's photo of the mural can be found here: Claremont Colleges Digital Library - Mural by Millard Sheets.

See more M's around the world at abc wednesday.

13 comments:

Lois said...

That's great! I love it when things like that get restored.

Sylvia K said...

Yes, it is great when things are restored and it's a fabulous mural!

Have a great day!

Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting, it's important to preserve beautiful spots!
Léia

marley said...

What a wonderful night shot. Nice job!

Thanks for the link too.

marley said...

I've got a challenge for you over at my blog!

Dusty Lens said...

cool long exposure shot

pasadenaadjacent said...

Thats interesting how they stuck the dolphins on the mosaic wave. I wonder if the Millard Sheets estate approved of it.

This is kind of interesting. There's a Millard Sheets exhibition Hall on the Pomiona Fair grounds with a Sheets sculpture out front that looks a lot like "Horse with no name" who now has a name (or at least an author) thanks to your cracker jack detective work.....

FA said...

I remember Home Savings and their murals. Thanks for jogging my childhood memories.

Bibi said...

A very original M. I am glad the mural is missing for a good reason.

Roger Owen Green said...

Mystery SOLVED! Yay!

Lori Lynn said...

Glad to know they did not destroy it.
LL

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful that there's a restoration coming...

Vogon Poet said...

Hope to see soon again the restored mural.