Guide to the Salvador Roberto Torres papers CEMA 38

Finding aid prepared by Principal processor Susana Castillo, 2002-2003 (papers) and Benjamin Wood, 2004-2006 (slides).
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-9010
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu; URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections
7/01/2014


Title: Salvador Roberto Torres papers
Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 38
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 12.0 linear feet (26 boxes, including 2 oversized flat boxes and 4 scrapbook albums, 6 slide albums, audio and video)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1962-2002
Date (inclusive): 1934-2002
Abstract: Salvador Roberto Torres is a Chicano artist who is a cultural activist, educator, and an influential figure in the Chicano art movement in California. Some of Torres' notable artistic contributions in the San Diego area include leadership in the creation of Chicano Park and the use of the Coronado Bridge for murals. His collection includes personal correspondences, photographs, slides, news clippings, reports, sketches, video and audio materials, and silkscreen prints. Materials are contained in 21 boxes and span from 1934-2002.
Physical Location: Del Norte
Language of Materials: The collection is in English.
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Service copies of audiovisual items may need to be made before viewing or listening. Please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Salvador Roberto Torres papers, CEMA 38. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Salvador Roberto Torres, Dec. 12, 1998.

Processing Information

Principal processor Susana Castillo, 2002-2003 (papers) and Benjamin Wood, 2004-2006 (slides). Supported by the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS). Adam Schnee and Lauren Cain helped migrate the guide into EAD format, 2014.

Biography

Salvador Roberto Torres is a Chicano (Mexican American) artist, born in El Paso Texas, on July 3, 1936. He is considered to be an important and influential figure in the Chicano art movement, owing as much to his art as to his civic work as a cultural activist. Torres' primary media are painting and mural painting. Selected exhibitions that have included his work are "Califas: Chicano Art and Culture in California" (University of California, Santa Cruz, 1981), "Salvador Roberto Torres" (Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, San Diego, 1988), the nationally touring "Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation: 1965-1985", (Wight Art Gallery, UCLA, 1990-1993), "International Chicano Art Exhibition" (San Diego, 1999), "Viva la Raza Art Exhibition" (San Diego Repertory Theater Gallery, 2000), and "Made in California: 1900-2000" (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2000).
Torres has married twice. He has three daughters from his former wife, Carolina Anne Moreno. The oldest daughter is Theresa Sarafina Navarro. She is married to Pablo Daniel Navarro. They have two sons, Ivan Efren Navarro and Blaise Paul Navarro. His second daughter was an identical twin, Dolores Carolina Boxell. Her twin brother Mario passed away in San Diego seven days after birth. Dolores is married to Ronald Boxell. They have a son, Michael Douglas Boxell. Torres' third daughter is Amapola Sabina Martin. She has two children, Saraphina Rose Eberhart and Alexander William Eberhart.
Torres' second former wife is Gloria Robelledo. Gloria has three children from former marriages. Torres and Robelledo's marriage lasted for about twenty three years. Robelledo developed into a Chicana artist and muralist who worked diligently with Torres on many murals and educational programs in San Diego, California.
Torres was born in "El Barrio del Diablo" in El Paso, Texas. At the age of three months, his mother Sabina Delgado Torres and father Salvador Torres moved to Los Baños, California. They joined Salvador Roberto Torres' grandmother, Dolores Aguilar Rios Delgado, and his uncle, Daniel Delgado, who recently had moved from El Paso, Texas to Los Baños, California to live at Faucet Ranch. Faucet Ranch was a cotton plantation as well as a cantaloupe, wheat, alfalfa, and dairy farm. Torres lived with Roberto's uncle and aunt, Pedro "Pete" Rios Delgado, and his aunt, Regina Rodriguez Delgado, and cousins Elizardo "Chalo" Delgado, Alexander "Alex" Delgado, Alfred "Freddy" Delgado, and Sofia Delgado. Torres' aunt Luz and Casimiro gave birth to Mario, Pepe, Arturo, and Dora Delgado that lived in Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s.
As a young child Torres moved with his family in 1942 to settle in Logan Heights, San Diego. It was there that Torres attended public schools, and later, San Diego City College where he earned a statewide art scholarship to the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California, where In 1964 Torres earned the B.A. Ed. in art. In 1973 he earned the M.A. in painting and drawing from San Diego State University. Some positions he has held have included artist, muralist, and Metro Gallery director. Since 1973 he has been a lecturer and tour guide for the Chicano Park Murals. He has taught painting, drawing and ceramics for Springfield College in San Diego. He has taught painting and drawing for the Adult Education Program, Coronado High School. From 1987-1991 he was Assistant Professor in policy studies in language and cross-cultural education at San Diego State University. From 1963-1967 he taught painting and drawing at various institutions, including Diablo Valley Junior College in Contra Costa, California and for the City of Oakland Recreation Department. From 1960 to the present Torres has also been Assistant to the Art Director at XETV Channel 6, in San Diego, in the field of video design. He taught five programs entitled "Arts in the Class" on KGO TV, Channel 7 in San Francisco for the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center in Walnut Creek, California.
As a painter, Torres is best known for his compelling 1969 "Viva La Raza", an oil on canvas painting depicting the transformation of the United Farm Workers' eagle into a rising phoenix. A former farm worker, Torres' vivid rendering of the rallying cry "Viva la Raza" was captured in bold strokes and slashes. These visual icons became enduring symbols of the farm worker and the Chicano art movements. Torres describes his work as Chicano art that is "based upon the creative Chicano lifestyle, whose Mexican and American interrelationships and cultural influences form its ideologies and themes." (Chicano art: resistance and affirmation, 1965-1985. Los Angeles: Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991). Torres, a lifelong artist and arts educator in California, is best known as the "architect of the dream" for his crucial role in the creation of San Diego's Chicano Park, the largest collection of Chicano murals in the world, and for being a founder of the Centro Cultural de la Raza, also in San Diego. He became its first director, and later helped form Las Toltecas en Aztlán, a Chicano artist group that was instrumental in eventually converting the Ford Building in Balboa Park into the present cultural arts museum and center, the Centro Cultural de la Raza.
Torres began his teaching career in 1963 at Berkeley Elementary School and at the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center, and went on to teach a wide variety of classes to all levels of students. He also participated in and conducted instructional television art classes for several stations in San Francisco. Torres worked and studied in the San Francisco Bay Area for six years. There he met other Chicano artists who were all exploring ways to integrate their Mexican American roots into their work as artists. After returning to San Diego in 1968, Torres began work on his Master of Fine Arts degree at San Diego State University, where he began bringing Chicano artists together to talk about cultural and artistic issues of the Chicano community.
It was also during this period that Torres became involved in the creation of Chicano Park and conceived of the idea of the Monumental Public Mural Project he later helped create. On April 22, 1970, local residents protesting the proposed use of the land for a new Highway Patrol parking lot occupied the land underneath the Coronado Bridge in the Logan Heights neighborhood of San Diego. Torres proclaimed that, "Chicano artists and sculptors would turn the great columns of the bridge approach into things of beauty, reflecting Mexican-American culture." In search of inspiration and guidance for this project, Torres traveled to Mexico City to videotape the dedication of Siquieros' mural at the Polyforum. Hearing Siquieros speak about the history of his murals and the Congress of Revolutionary Painters, of which Siquieros was a part, propelled Torres to create a similar statement for the people of Logan Heights. True to his word, in 1973, Torres began work on the mural project in the newly created Chicano Park. Inviting artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, and Tijuana to participate, Torres' vision became a reality as the giant pillars of Coronado Bridge were transformed from graffiti-covered eyesores into works of art.
More recently, Torres assisted in producing an award-winning documentary film on the History of Chicano Park and its Monumental Public Mural Concept. Torres' vision and his art have been described as "uplifting, lyrical, inventive, and often humorous." Recent mural projects have included "The Kelco Historical Community Mural", that Torres completed in 1993 with his former artist wife Robelledo. Situated in San Diego's Barrio Logan, the mural is an evocative historical account of the contributions of the people of Logan Heights and provides a glimpse of the future of the children of that community. In 2000, Torres was commissioned to design and create murals on simulated pillars for an NBC television pilot "Fortunate son" (Stu Segall Productions, San Diego) and also was commissioned by the La Joya Playhouse to create backdrops for the production “The Birth of Corn” based on a Mayan legend. In explaining his life's work, Torres states "I choose these creative experiences to create and discover a new horizon in the history of art, a horizon inspired by the spiritual ideals and realities of La Raza and by other Chicana/Chicano and international artists who are striving to achieve social justice and freedom of self-expression on all artistic levels" (Chicano art: resistance and affirmation, 1965-1985).

Scope and Content

The Salvador Roberto Torres Papers consists of personal papers including correspondence, photographs, slides, news clippings, reports and other documents, sketches, one original silkscreen print titled “Viva la Raza”, mural concepts, films, and audiocassettes. Included is one oversize box containing artwork from children Torres worked with. The collection is divided into nine series described below. Each series is organized in alphabetical order while the contents found within each folder are arranged in chronological order. The collection is stored in 21 boxes including one oversize box. The collection spans ten and a half linear feet in linear length.
Series I Personal and Biographical Information, 1963-1996. This series is made up of five subseries. The first subseries is Education, 1968-1996. The items contained in this subseries are his Baccalaureate exam, his San Diego Graduate Program and his Master Thesis.
The second subseries is General Biographical Information, 1963-1995, with Torres’ teaching credentials, photographs, newspaper clippings, writings, and his résumés and vitae.
The third subseries is Legal Matters, 1970-1988, which contains two folders pertaining to court documents and a temporary restraining order by Torres against another artist.
The fith subsieries is Los Gallos, 1940s-1998, a youth social club that participated in community events such as competive sports with other youth clubs and had joint meetings with female social clubs from other areas of San Diego.
Series II Professional Activities, 1956-2002. This series is the largest and is housed in six archival boxes. All the information pertains to Torres’ involvement with different organizations in the Barrio Logan area of San Diego and the various projects he was a part of. It is here that information can be found related to the founding of Chicano Park. The series is made up of three subseries and one sub-sub series. The first subseries is Organizations and Associations, 1956-2002. Several organizations found within this subseries are Centro Cultural de la Raza, Barrio Logan, Congreso de Artistas Chicanos en Aztlán (CACA), Museo del Pueblo, and Chicano Park. Contents include minutes and agenda, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and budgets.Chicano Park is broken down into another sub-subseries Committees, 1974-1994. This sub-subseries contains committees such as The Chicano Park Arts Committee, Chicano Park Arts Council and The Chicano Park Mural Committee. The information found here includes their minutes, budget, correspondence, and proposals.
The second subseries is Other Projects, 1976-1994. This subseries contains Torres’ involvement with programs such as Young at Art, Young Audiences, Junior Achievement, Tierra Amarilla Youth Brigade and two film projects pertaining to Chicano Park and Barrio Logan.
The third subseries is Publications, 1975-1995. This subseries contains two folders pertaining to Torres’ published artwork. The first folder contains a publication from the Ilan Lael Foundation and the second folder is of miscellaneous published works.
Series III Teaching, 1970-1992. This series is made up of two subseries and two sub-subseries. The first subseries is Subject Files, 1978-1992, which contains Torres’ teaching materials such as Classroom Ideas, Fine Arts Curriculum Guide, and Disciplined Based Art Education.
The second subseries is San Diego State University (SDSU), 1988-1990. All files pertain to Torres’ teachings at San Diego State. Information that can be found here are his syllabi, course critique, and information about the College of Education. The first sub-subseries is Classes Taught, 1988-1990. This file contains classes such as Multicultural Education and Teaching Art in Elementary Schools. The second sub-subseries is Student Papers, 1988-1990. These are files pertaining to student work done in the classes taught by Torres. The subjects found within these papers are about Chicano Park, El Centro Cultural de la Raza, and Education.
Series IV Correspondence, 1955-1997. This series is made up of two subseries. The first subseries is General Correspondence, 1955-1997. The subseries is arranged in two groups: the outgoing correspondence from Torres is arranged chronologically; incoming letters to Torres are arranged alphabetically by sender and then chronologically. When envelopes accompany correspondence, they immediately follow the corresponding letter.
The second subseries is Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1965-1992. The correspondences included are miscellaneous letters that were not written by Torres nor addressed to him, but that relate to Torres. They are grouped as incoming and are arranged alphabetically by sender and then chronologically.
Series V Art Work, 1968-1994. This series is made up of two subseries. The first subseries is Mural Projects, 1972-1994. Within this series are the many mural projects Torres was involved in such as the Escondido Mural, Memorial Junior High Mural, South Chula Vista Library Mural and the Kelco Mural. Several other folders pertain to his mural restoration work.
The second subsereies is Sketches, n.d. This one folder contains various undated drawings and sketches of his artwork and ideas for mural work.
Series VI Exhibitions, 1967-2002. This series contains the subseries Exhibits Involved In, 1967-1995. Found within this subseries are exhibits such as Chicanarte, Governor Brown’s Exhibit, Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation or better known as CARA, and The International Art Show. One folder contains descriptions of the possible artwork he may have displayed in the various exhibits.
Series VII Research Files, 1934-1996. This series is the second largest of all the series and is housed in five archival boxes. The series is made up of nine subseries. The first of these subseries is Artists, 1971-1991. This subseries contains information about several Chicano artists such as Ramses Noriega, Mario Torero, and Manuel Cruz. Another folder contains information about other artists such as James Jacobs and Diego Rivera. Included are several résumés from artists.
The second subseries is Chicanos, 1966-1992. This subseries contains information related to Chicanos such as the history of Chicanos, published Chicano art, and writings on Chicano art.
The third subseries is General Exhibitions, 1968-1995. This subseries contains exhibits not related to Torres but that occurred throughout the years. They are arranged in two folders. The first folder covers 1968-1982 and the second folder covers 1983-1995. Other information found within this subseries is brochures of galleries and an art gallery price list.
The fourth subseries is Miscellaneous Subject Files, 1965-1995. This subseries contains general information Torres may have collected for future use. Some of the items found is a folder of information regarding copyrights, and a folder containing newsletters from other organizations.
The fifth subseries is Moya del Pino, José, 1934-1989. This subseries pertains to the Spanish artist José Moya del Pino. The two folders within this series contain information regarding the report from the San Diego Planning Department on preserving the murals of Del Pino but demolishing the San Diego Aztec Brewery Rathskeller once the artwork has been removed. The second folder contains the opposed proposal to turn the Brewery into a historical monument rather than removing the artwork and demolishing the building.
The sixth subseries is News Articles, 1972-1993. These are newspaper clippings about art, Chicano art, and miscellaneous topics.
The seventh subseries is Professional Organizations, 1973-1991. These are organizations that Torres took interest in but was not a part of, such as the African Arts Committee, Contemporary Arts Committee, and the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles.
The eight subseries is Resource Materials, 1972-1993. This subseries contains folders that Torres used as resources for his many art murals and projects. One such folder contains art resources in which there are booklets for ordering art supplies, another folder contains resources for mural painting.
The ninth subseries is San Diego, 1974-1996. This subseries contains information regarding the San Diego area where Torres resides. Information found here includes maps of San Diego, the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, San Diego Coast Regional, and the Unified Port of San Diego.
Series VIII Audio-Visual Recordings, 1967-1997. This series consists of four subseries. A listing of thetitle, content, and date, if applicable, is provided for each of the reels, audiocassettes, videos, and LP’s.This portion of the collection will be reformatted CD's and transcribed at a later date.
The first subseries is Audio Reels, 1967-1971, which contains information about such artists as Joe Montoya, Manuel Martinez, Steve Villa, and Malakias.
The second subseries is Audiocassettes, 1970-1997. Within this series is information pertaining to Chicano Park, Neighborhood House of San Diego and various television and radio programs.
The third subseries is Videos, undated, which contains information pertaining to Barrio Logan and Salvador “Queso” Torres.
The fourth subseries is LP Albums, 1967-1985, which contains two LP’s with information about DavidAlfaro Siqueros and the Royal Chicano Air Force. These LP’s can be found within the Pegasus Website: (http://pegasus.library.ucsb.edu/catalogs/pegasus/pegasus.html).
Series IX Slides, 1964-1995. This series consists of two subseries. The first subseries is the Catalog of Slides, 1964-1995. The slides are contained in two slide albums. There are 2,590 slides on various subjects such as Chicano Park, Barrio Logan, Murals of Los Angeles and San Francisco, and Mural Projects. An inventory of the slides is provided that gives an as-yet incomplete description of each slide.
The second series is Slide Lecture, 1971-2002. This collection of 267slides is what Torres used in his lecture “Evolution of Chicano Murals in Southern California”, on April 8, 2002 at the University of Santa Barbara. The slides are contained in one binder and are also housed in the CEMA office. An audiocassette is also available of his lecture along with the transcription of the audiocassette.
The Catalog of Slides, 1964-1995 contains 712 records that are organized first according to major categories of art medium, such as "Drawings", "Graphic Arts", or "Murals". Then, within each of these broader categories the individual slides are arranged in alphabetical order by name of the artist. "Artist Unknown" works are listed at the beginning of each section indicating that we do not have information on who created that work. For the sake of clarification the terms "Untitled" and "(title unknown)" are not interchangeable. "Untitled" is a legitimate title of a work given by the artist, while "title unknown" means that we do not have any information about the title. The records are as complete as possible; however, to a certain degree the catalog is a "work in progress." In time, information about the "Artist Unknowns" and "title unknowns" will become known and the catalog will be updated and re-issued.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Audiocassettes
Chicano Park (San Diego, Calif.)
Correspondence
Mexican American art -- 20th century
Mexican American artists
Photographs

 

Series I: Personal/Biographical 1963-1996

 

Education 1968-1996

Box 1, Folder 1

International Baccalaureate Exam 1991-1996

Box 1, Folder 2

San Diego State Graduate Program 1968-1973

Box 1, Folder 3

Thesis 1973

 

General Biographical Information 1963-1995

Box 1, Folder 4

Certificates and Teaching Credentials 1964-1993

Box 1, Folder 5

Employment Material 1968-1992

Box 1, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Personal/Biographical Information 1967-1990

Box 1, Folder 7

Newspaper Clippings 1968-1995

Box 2, Folder 1

Personal Logo 1968-1986

Box 2, Folder 2

Photographs 1963-1977

Box 2, Folder 3

Resumés/Vitae 1981-1993

Box 2, Folder 4

Writings, Stories, Poems 1964-1995

 

Legal Matters 1970-1988

Box 2, Folder 5

Court Documents 1970-1975

Box 2, Folder 6

Temporary Restraining Order 1986-1988

 

Rebolledo Torres, Gloria 1978-1994

Box 2, Folder 7

Certificates 1978-1993

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence, In-coming 1987-1989

Box 2, Folder 9

Exhibits 1990-1994

Box 2, Folder 10

Photographs 1990

Box 2, Folder 11

Resumés/Vitae Undated

Box 2, Folder 12

Writings 1981-1991

 

Los Gallos 1940's-1998

Box 22, Folder 12

Los Gallos

Box 22, Folder 13

Logan Heights

Box 22, Folder 14

Photos

Box 22, Folder 15

Reunion

Box 22, Folder 16

Reunion Photos

Box 22, Folder 17

Damaged Photos (saved for captions)

Box 23, Folder Box-Binder

Los Callos Club Scrapbook

Box 24, Folder Box-Binder

Club Negatives

Box 25, Folder Box-Binder

Reunion Pictures and damaged photos saved for captions

Box 26, Folder 1

Oversize

 

Series II: Professional Activities 1956-2002

 

Organizations and Associations 1956-2002

 

Barrio Logan 1974-1995

Box 3, Folder 1

Agenda/Minutes 1974-1977

Box 3, Folder 2

Barrio Logan-Harbor 101 Community Planning Association 1975-1980

Box 3, Folder 3

By-Laws Undated

Box 3, Folder 4

Miscellany 1974-1995

Box 3, Folder 5

Newspaper Clippings 1976-1990

Box 3, Folder 6

Proposal 1975

Box 3, Folder 7

Unpublished Story: "Miracle of the Barrio" 1977-1979

 

Centro Cultural de la Raza 1975-1995

Box 3, Folder 8

Agenda/Minutes 1991-1995

Box 3, Folder 9

Correspondence 1974-1995

Box 3, Folder 10

Miscellany 1975-1995

 

Chicano Park 1983-1990

Box 3, Folder 11

Activities 1983-1990

 

Committees 1974-1994

 

Chicano Park Arts Committee 1983-1985

Box 3, Folder 12

Agenda/Minutes 1983-1984

Box 3, Folder 13

Budget 1983-1984

 

Correspondence 1984

Box 3, Folder 15

Miscellany 1983-1985

 

Chicano Park Arts Council 1974-1994

Box 4, Folder 1

Agenda/Minutes 1985-1991

Box 4, Folder 2

Board of Directors 1987

Box 4, Folder 3

Budget 1985-1988

Box 4, Folder 4

By-Laws Undated

Box 4, Folder 5

Cal-Trans Environmental Permit 1979-1990

Box 4, Folder 6

Correspondence, Incoming 1984-1989

Box 4, Folder 7-8

Correspondence, Outgoing 1974-1991

Box 4, Folder 9

File Contents 1982-1984

Box 4, Folder 10

Funding 1984-1988

Box 5, Folder 1

Funding 1984-1992

Box 5, Folder 2

Miscellany 1984-1991

Box 5, Folder 3

Proposals 1988-1994

Box 5, Folder 4

Tax Forms 1984-1990

 

Chicano Park Mural Committee 1974-1991

Box 5, Folder 5

Agenda/Minutes 1989-1991

Box 5, Folder 6

Mural Restoration 1984-1991

Box 5, Folder 7

Colossus Mural 1974-1990

Box 6, Folder 1

Miscellany 1989-1991

 

Chicano Park Steering Committee 1975-1983

Box 6, Folder 2

Correspondence 1980-1983

Box 6, Folder 3

Newsletters 1975-1979

Box 6, Folder 4

Maps of Chicano Park 1988

Box 6, Folder 5

Miscellany 1990

Box 6, Folder 6

Newspaper Clippings 1970-1991

Box 6, Folder 7

Photographs 1974-1991

Box 6, Folder 8

Statistics 1986-1987

Box 6, Folder 9

Story of Chicano Park 1982

Box 6, Folder 10

Tours 1984-1987

Box 6, Folder 11

El Museo del Pueblo 1982-1984

Box 6, Folder 12

Combined Organization for the Visual Arts (COVA) 1984-1988

Box 7, Folder 1

Congreso de Artistas Chicano en Aztlán (CACA) 1974-1975

Box 7, Folder 2-3

Harbor View Community Council 1974-1989

Box 7, Folder 4

La Union del Barrio 1983-1991

Box 7, Folder 5

Los Gallos Teenage Club 1956

Box 7, Folder 6

Movimiento de Liberación Nacional (MLN) 1972-1990

Box 7, Folder 7

Nation of Aztlán 1993-1994

Box 7, Folder 8

State Coalition de Artistas 1975

Box 7, Folder 9

Toltecas en Aztlán 1974-1991

Box 7, Folder 10

Miscellaneous Professional Activities 1987-2002

 

Other Projects 1976-1994

Box 8, Folder 1

Highway Art Program 1976-1979

Box 8, Folder 2

Junior Achievement Program 1979-1987

Box 8, Folder 3

Multicultural Instructional Television Program 1988-1990

Box 8, Folder 4-5

Red Bird Films 1980-1989

Box 8, Folder 6

Tierra Amarilla Ceramics Exploration Project Proposal Undated

Box 8, Folder 7

Tierra Amarilla Youth Brigade 1991-1992

Box 8, Folder 8

Young at Art Program 1988-1990

Box 8, Folder 9

Young Audiences: Chicano Park Monumental Public Tours 1989-1994

Box 21, Folder 1

Oversize Art of Children's Response to Tours Undated

 

Publications 1975-1995

Box 8, Folder 10

Ilan Lael Foundation 1986-1990

Box 8, Folder 11

Miscellaneous Published Art Work 1975-1995

 

Series III: Teaching 1970-2009

Box 9, Folder 1

Miscellaneous Teaching Information 1970-1992

 

San Diego State University (SDSU) 1988-1990

 

Classes Taught 1988-1990

Box 9, Folder 2

Multicultural Education 1989-1990

Box 9, Folder 3

PLC 360: Student Teacher Seminar 1990

Box 9, Folder 4

TE 410: Teaching Art in Elementary Schools 1990

Box 9, Folder 5

College of Education 1988-1991

Box 9, Folder 6

Course Critique 1988-1990

Box 9, Folder 7

Student Portfolio Evaluation Sheets Undated

Box 9, Folder 8

Syllabi 1989-2009

 

Student Papers 1988-1990

Box 9, Folder 9

Centro Cultrual de la Raza 1990

Box 10, Folder 1

Chicano Park 1988-1989

Box 10, Folder 2-3

Chicano Park 1989-1990

Box 11, Folder 1-3

Chicano Park 1989-1990

Box 12, Folder 1

Education 1988

Box 12, Folder 2

Miscellany 1988-1990

 

Subject Files 1978-1992

Box 12, Folder 3

Art Prints Across the Curriculum 1988

Box 12, Folder 4

Classroom Ideas 1986-1987

Box 12, Folder 5

Collaborative Strategies for Arts Education in CA 1988

Box 12, Folder 6

Disciplined Based Art Education 1988

Box 12, Folder 7

Fine Arts Curriculum Guide 1986

Box 12, Folder 8

Institute for Arts in Education 1991-1992

Box 12, Folder 9

Miscellaneous Teaching Materials 1978-1996

 

Series IV: Correspondence 1955-1997

 

General Correspondence 1955-1997

 

Correspondence, Outgoing

Box 13, Folder 1

1962-1971

Box 13, Folder 2

1972-1986

Box 13, Folder 3

1987-1991

Box 13, Folder 4

1992-1993

Box 13, Folder 5

1994-1997

Box 13, Folder 6

Undated

 

Correspondence, Incoming

Box 14, Folder 1

(A-L) 1965-1992

Box 14, Folder 2

(M-Z) 1968-1992

Box 14, Folder 3

Miscellany 1974-1987

 

Series V: Artwork 1968-1994

Box 14, Folder 4

List of Mural Work 1968-1982

 

Mural Projects (Salvador Torres) 1972-1994

Box 14, Folder 5

Audobon School Mural 1991

Box 14, Folder 6

Aztec Center Undated

Box 14, Folder 7

Baja Lobster Mural 1994

Box 14, Folder 8

Children's Mural 1985

Box 14, Folder 9

Chula Vista Student/Artist Mural 1989-1991

Box 14, Folder 10

Escondido Mural Project 1980-1990

Box 14, Folder 11

Graffiti Prevention Systems 1972-1994

Box 15, Folder 1

Kelco Mural 1991-1994

Box 15, Folder 2

Memorial Junior High Mural 1986-1987

Box 15, Folder 3

Ocean Beach People's Natural Foods Market Mural 1991

Box 15, Folder 4

San Diego Refrigerated Services Mural Project 1993

Box 15, Folder 5

San Diego State Mural 1990-1991

Box 15, Folder 6

Santa Fe Railroad Community Mural 1994

Box 15, Folder 7

South Chula Vista Library Mural 1992-1995

Box 15, Folder 8

Mural Restoration 1980-1987

Box 15, Folder 9

Mural Wall Preperation Undated

Box 15, Folder 10

Proposals 1989-1994

Box 15, Folder 11

Sketches Undated

 

Series VI: Exhibitions 1967-1997

 

Exhibits Involved In 1967-1993

Box 16, Folder 1

Acevedo Art Gallery International 1976-1989

Box 16, Folder 2

Califas: Chicano Art and Culture in California 1980-1981

Box 16, Folder 3

Chicanarte Exhibit 1975

Box 16, Folder 4

Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation (CARA) 1989-1993

Box 16, Folder 5

Chicano Art Show 1989-1990

Box 16, Folder 6

Governor Brown's Exhibit 1975

Box 16, Folder 7

International Art Show 1977

Box 16, Folder 8

Miscellany 1967-1991

Box 16, Folder 9

Work Displayed in Exhibits 1974-2002

 

Series VII: Research Files 1934-1996

 

Artists 1971-1991

 

Chicano Artists 1973-1991

Box 16, Folder 10

Cervantes, José 1973-1986

Box 16, Folder 11

Cruz, Manuel 1981

Box 16, Folder 12

Diaz, Jacinto 1989-1991

Box 16, Folder 13

Montoya, José and Malaquias 1977-1978

Box 16, Folder 14

Noriega, Ramses 1977-1985

Box 16, Folder 15

Torero, Mario Undated

 

Other Artists 1971-1991

Box 16, Folder 16

Jacobs, James 1986

Box 16, Folder 17

Miscellany 1971-1991

Box 17, Folder 1

Résumés/Vitae 1976-1991

 

Chicanos 1966-1992

Box 17, Folder 2

Chicano Events 1966-1992

Box 17, Folder 3

Chicano History 1970-1989

Box 17, Folder 4

Published Chicano Art 1977-1985

Box 17, Folder 5

Writings on Chicano Art 1980-1985

 

General Exhibitions 1968-1995

Box 17, Folder 6

1968-1982

Box 17, Folder 7

1983-1995

Box 17, Folder 8

Galleries 1984-1991

Box 17, Folder 9

Gallery Art Price List 1975-1985

Box 17, Folder 10

Miscellaneous Exhibition Information 1974-1991

 

Miscellaneous Research Files 1965-1991

Box 17, Folder 11

Art Collection Archives 1980-1985

Box 17, Folder 12

Art Market 1973-1981

Box 18, Folder 1

Copyrights 1973-1986

Box 18, Folder 2

Miscellany 1965-1989

Box 18, Folder 3

Music Undated

Box 18, Folder 4

Newsletters 1975-1991

Box 18, Folder 5

Photographs Undated

 

Moya del Pino, José 1934-1989

Box 18, Folder 6

San Diego Aztec Brewery 1984-1989

Box 18, Folder 7

San Diego Aztec Brewery Murals 1934-1989

Box 22, Folder 1-2

Aztec Brewery Art Ensemble

Box 22, Folder 3

Aztec Brewery Mural Photos

Box 22, Folder 4

Aztec Brewery Mural Preservation

Box 22, Folder 5

Aztec Brewery Murals

Box 22, Folder 6

"Mail and Travel by Stage Coach"

Box 22, Folder 7-8

Research on José Moya del Pino

Box 22, Folder 9

Reasearch and Restoration Project - Part 1

Box 22, Folder 10

Research and Restoration Project - Part 2

 

News Articles 1972-1993

Box 19, Folder 1

Art News Clippings 1972-1992

Box 19, Folder 2

Chicano Art News Clippings 1976-1991

Box 19, Folder 3

Miscellaneous News Clippings 1972-1993

 

Professional Organizations 1973-1991

Box 19, Folder 4

African Arts Committee 1987-1989

Box 19, Folder 5

Centro de Artistas Chicanos 1973

Box 19, Folder 6

Contemporary Arts Committee 1984

Box 19, Folder 7

Chicano Pinto Union Organizing Committee Undated

Box 19, Folder 8

International Association of Colour-Consultants 1991

Box 19, Folder 9

Movimento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) 1991

Box 19, Folder 10

Mechicano Art Center Undated

Box 19, Folder 11

Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles 1990-1991

Box 19, Folder 12

Raza Rights Coalition 1990

 

Resource Materials 1949-1993

Box 19, Folder 13

Art Resources 1972-1985

Box 20, Folder 1

Mural Picture Resources 1949-1981

Box 20, Folder 2

Mural Resources 1973-1993

Box 20, Folder 3

Pottery 1982

Box 20, Folder 4

Printing Undated

Box 20, Folder 5

Sculpture 1985

 

San Diego 1974-1996

Box 20, Folder 6

Coronado Bay Bridge 1984

Box 20, Folder 7

Maps of San Diego 1985

Box 20, Folder 8

Miscellany 1974-1985

Box 20, Folder 9

San Diego Coast Regional 1974-1975

Box 20, Folder 10

San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture 1988-1991

Box 20, Folder 11

San Diego Park and Recreation Department 1984

Box 20, Folder 12

San Diego Safety Committee Minutes 1992

Box 20, Folder 13

Unified Port of San Diego 1976-1996

Box 21, Folder 1

Oversize Art of Children's Response to Tours Undated

 

Series VIII: Audio-Visual Recordings 1964-1997

 

Audio Reels 1967-1971

tape A4998/R7

Life in Barrio by Salvador Torres, 7" audio reel, 111 Standard Length Undated

tape A4999/R7

Side 1-Description of work, 3 3/4 IPS, 7" audo reel, 111 Standard Length Undated

tape A5000/R7

Side II-Martinez X, Toma D. Alva, 7 1/2 IPS, 5 TRK Tape #1 of 2, 7" audio reel, 201 Dynarange Series Undated

tape A5001/R7

X Martinez, 7 1/2 IPS 2 TRK, Tape 2 of 2, Dynarange Series Undated

tape A5002/R7

Side 1 - (blank), Side 2 - Ramsis, 3 3/4 IPS, 2 TRK, 7" audio reel, 111 Standard Length Undated

tape A5003/R7

Side 1-Lecture at San Diego State College, 3 3/4 IPS, 7" audio reel, 202 Dynarange Series December 9, 1970

tape A5004/R7

Side 1-Jose Montoya, Estaban Villa, Side 2-Estaban Villa, 3 3/4 IPS 2 TRK, 7" audio reel, 111 Standard Length Undated

tape A5005/R7

Side 1-Chicano Art, Manuel Hernandez 3 3/4 IPS 2 TRK, 7" audio reel, 111 Standard Length 1967

tape A5006/R7

Side 1-Manuel Martinez, Side 2-Manuel Martinez, 3 3/4 IPS 2 TRK, 7" audio reel

tape A5007/R7

Side 1 "Malakias", 3 3/4 IPS 2 TRK, 7" audio reel, 111 Standard Length Undated

tape A5008/R7

Ramses Noriega, 3 3/4 IPS 2 TRK, 7" audio reel, Standard Length Undated

tape A5009/R7

Side 1-Lecture at University San Diego College for Women, 3 3/4 IPS 2 TRK, 7" audio reel, 111 Standard Length January 14, 1970

tape A5010/R7

Side 1-David Alfaro Siqueros y El Presidente de la Republica Luis Echeverria, Folklorico, Side 2-High Lights of Anthony Quinn Mural Presentation, 3 3/4 IPS 2 TRK, 7" audio reel, 111 Standard Length Undated

tape A5011/R7

Side 1-G. Aranada, Side 2-Denver Artist, Rene, Pancho, 3 3/4 IPS 2 TRK, 7" audio reel, 111 Standard Length Undated

tape A5012/R7

Untitled, 7" audio reel, 1.0 mil x 1800' Undated

tape A5013/R7

Side 1-Hi Lites of Mural Presentation, Mexico City 1971, Cantinflas; Side 2-Mexico City 1971, Cantinflas, 12" LP, 33 1/3 December 16, 1971

 

Audio-Cassettes 1970-1991

 

Chicano Park

tape A4449/CS

Chicano Park Tour with Mr. Gibbs October 5, 1985

tape A4450/CS

Chicano Park

tape A4451/CS

Side 1: Chicano Park Plan (Advisors), Side 2: Chicano Park Bid Plan August 31

tape A4452/CS

Side 1: Chicano Park Bid, Side 2: Magic Chicano Park Bid

tape A4453/CS

Salas & Brailsford, City Gates/Chicano Park Mural, Interview by Salvador Torres January 19, 1990

tape A4454/CS

Chicano Park

tape A4455/CS

Side 1: Chicano Park, Side 2: Barrio & La Placa-Chicano Park, Ben Livin in the Barrio La Placa 1970

tape A4456/CS

Zavala-Dick Herman, Abram-Chicano Park Master Plan

tape A4457/CS

Chicano Park Arts Committee Press Conference March 27, 1984

tape A4458/CS

S.D. City Council, Chicano Park, Centro (First talk Scott Benjamin) July 20, 1970

tape A4459/CS

Centro Cultural, Chicano Park July 20, 1970

 

Lectures

tape A4460/CS

Side 1: Alurista Poetry, Side 2: Lecture at S.D. State College, Tomas de Alva December 9, 1970

tape A4461/CS

Lectures

tape A4462/CS

San Diego High Lecture, Pele 1971

tape A4463/CS

Lecture at University of San Diego College for Women January 14, 1970

tape A4464/CS

Lecture at Mexican American Art Class, San Diego State University

tape A4465/CS

Lecture at University of San Diego

tape A4466/CS

Carlos Velez Class Lecture on My Work

tape A4467/CS

Lecture at San Diego State College April 13, 1970

tape A4468/CS

Lecture

tape A4469/CS

Lecture

tape A4470/CS

Lecture at University of San Diego, to Catholic Nuns

tape A4471/CS

Barrio Art Lecture

 

Mrs. Nissley's Lectures on Art and Architecture

tape A4472/CS

Architecture and Painting, Nissley

tape A4473/CS

North America, Nissley

tape A4474/CS

Spanish Colonial, Nissley

tape A4475/CS

Pablo Arch, Nissley

tape A4476/CS

Southwest, Nissley

tape A4477/CS

Pre-Columbian, Nissley

tape A4478/CS-A4480/CS

Mexican American Art, Nissley

tape A4481/CS

Barrio Arte Project, Nissley September 10, 1991

tape A4603/CS

Barrio Senior Villas, Awards Presentation June 5, 1997

 

Neigborhood House

tape A4482/CS

Neighborhood House

tape A4483/CS

Jose Gomez, El Chile, Salvador Torres (Neighborhood House) Goya Titles

tape A4484/CS

First Building Patio

tape A4485/CS

Side 1: "No Te Escapas" Building in Balboa, Side 2: City Manager, New Ford Building

tape A4486/CS

Brief Description of Work in Ford Building

tape A4487/CS

Copy- Brief Description of Work in Ford Building

tape A4488/CS

Side 1: Salvador Torres, Discussion on Preservation of Artwork in Building, Side 2: Telephone Conversation

tape A4489/CS

Telephone Conversation

tape A4490/CS

Side 2: Theresa

tape A4491/CS

Interview with Carlos Negrete, re: Urban Cone Mural Project June, 1997

tape A4492/CS

Interview with Don Luis Hernandez Espinosa July 20, 1997

tape A4493/CS

Tape Counter 890 for Tom

tape A4494/CS

Jose Gomez: Readings of El Chicano and other Chicano Art Commentary

tape A4495/CS

Perros, Gallos

tape A4496/CS

Terry Clark

tape A4497/CS

Start of conversations about Ford Building article in San Diego Review

tape A4498/CS

New Tape

tape A4499/CS

Side 1: Victor Andy, Side 2: Tati Barbara

tape A4500/CS

Gilbert Lugan, Pocho Art

tape A5001/CS

Sal Abram Joe Viva

tape A4502/CS

CEVES Interview 1973

tape A4503/CS

Diego Rivera

tape A4504/CS

Side 1: Mercedes Sosa, Side 2: Dolores Pradera

tape A4505/CS

Cal Trans July 1984

tape A4506/CS

Hermans, Latinos, Parr, Diza, Torres

tape A4507/CS

Van Gogh

tape A4508/CS

Nicolas Frances de la Banesa, 14th and 15th century art in Europe

tape A4509/CS

Side 1: Lupe and Salvador, Side 2: Family, Dad, Amapola, Theresa, Daleroy

tape A4510/CS

De Anda, Urista, Mario, Jamie, Aranda

tape A4511/CS

Beth-Party Abram Queso

tape A4512/CS

Bob Dale and Salvador

tape A4513/CS

Salvador

tape A4514/CS

Salvador Tape 2

tape A4515/CS

Salvador Torres 234-6008

tape A4516/CS

Chino, Chicano Printmaker, Salvador Torres

tape A4517/CS

Side 1: Ron Ramsis, Side 2: Robert Chanley

tape A4518/CS

Ramses

tape A4519/CS

Ramses

tape A4520/CS

Side 1: Davíd Alfaro Siquieros, El Nuevo Realisimo Mexicano, Side 2: Davíd Alfaro Siquieros, Integración Plastica 1966

tape A4521/CS

Davíd Alfaro Siquieros y el Presidente de la Republica Luis Echeverria

tape A4522/CS

Side 1: José Montoya (sleeping) and Music, Side 2: Telephone Conversations

tape A4523/CS

José Montoya reading his poems

tape A4524/CS

Side 1: José Montoya and Steve Villa, Side 2: Steve Villa

tape A4525/CS

Side 1: La Lida, Side 2: Chica y Logan

tape A4526/CS

Side 1: Perez Prado, Side 2: Dansones Silvia Mariachi Dareas

tape A4427/CS

Interview with Beth Coffer

tape A4428/CS

Malcolm X

tape A4429/CS

Lupe Gomez 1971

tape A4530/CS

Proposal for Chicano Park Aid

tape A4531/CS

Manuel Martinez

tape A4532/CS

Side 1: Ginerro Aranda, Francisco Camplis, Rene Angers, Side 2: Denver Artist: Rene, Poncho

tape A4533/CS

Letter to Victoria Hamilton

tape A4534/CS

Dr. Bensusan, Late January 1973, Centro Cultural

tape A4545/CS

Malaquias

tape A4536/CS

Manuel Parsons, Children's Art Movement November 11, 1986

tape A4537/CS

Segovia-Granada

tape A4538/CS

Side 1: Channel 8, Side 2: City Council Communication

tape A4539/CS

RCAF

tape A4540/CS

COBA, Mesca

tape A4541/CS

Slide Missing 1972

tape A4542/CS

Story

tape A4543/CS

El Sarape 239-9959

tape A4544/CS

Mechicano Los Angeles March 29, 1972

tape A4545/CS

Chicano Art, Manuel Hernandez 1969

tape A4546/CS

Side 1: San Diego City College, Side 2: Chicano Music October 22, 1970

tape A4547/CS

Chicano Mass

 

Television and Radio Programs

tape A4548/CS

KSDO Talk on Muralist Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueros

tape A4549/CS

Music

tape A4550/CS

Radio Program

tape A4551/CS

Channel 2 TV Chicano Art

tape A4552/CS

El Barrio de la Logan

tape A4553/CS

Program (documentation of San Diego Barrio)

 

Other

tape A4554/CS

20 Cent-#140

tape A4555/CS

Side 1: Sculpture-Contemporary, Side 2: Optical Art & Sculpture

tape A4556/CS

British Sculptors, Moore contemporary crafts

tape A4557/CS

Side 1: Solar Sculpture, Side 2: Solar Work, Gabbie, Pelo, Beth, Sal

tape A4562/CS

20th century Contemporary Art

tape A4563/CS

Pop Warhol

tape A4564/CS

Lecture on Figurative Art, San Francisco

tape A4565/CS

Constructivism

tape A4566/CS

Side 1: Fig Bischoff, Side 2: Pop Warhol

tape A4567/CS

Kinetic Sculpture

tape A4568/CS

Abstract Expressionism

tape A4569/CS

Expressionist Art

tape A4570/CS

Abstract/Express

tape A4571/CS

Contemporary Art History

tape A4572/CS

2 Talk Dot Bing

tape A4573/CS

Modern Art History, Duchamps

tape A4574/CS

Arte Chicano Symposium w/ A. Mesa-Baines and Thomas Ybarra-Frausto, UC Santa Cruz Spring 1988

tape A4575/CS

Tomas, Victor, Dave, Salvador, Interview Art in SD 1984

tape A4576/CS

Side 1: Protecting the Arts Pricing, Side 2: Marketing Planning

tape A4577/CS

Side 1: Sales Exhibiting Price, Side 2: Sales Closing; Commissions and Projects

tape A4587/CS

Semantics-New Langsm Arts (First Night) April 17, 1987

tape A4579/CS

Side 1: Introduction, Side 2: Collectors in the Market

tape A4580/CS

Barrio Senior Villas, Sketch for "Louie and the Small Change"

tape A4581/CS

Panel Discussion, Mesa College

tape A4582/CS

Panel Discussion on (Preperation) for Salvador Torres

tape A4583/CS

Discussion

tape A4584/CS

Side 1: Folklorico, Side 2: Highlights of Mural Presentation, Anthony Quinn

tape A4585/CS

Chicano Art Projects

tape A4586/CS

Side 1: Coastal Commission, Side 2: Coastal Commission Right Power

tape A4587/CS

California Coastal Zone Conservative Commission

tape A4588/CS

San Diego State University, Restoration of Mural by Hilberto Ramirez 1991

tape A4589/CS

Classroom Mural Presentation & Music June 26, 1990

tape A4590/CS

San Diego PG&E Move, go around or underground

tape A4591/CS

Mexico City 1971, Cantinflas December 16, 1971

tape A4592/CS

Mexico Truck - walking birds

tape A4593/CS

APA

tape A4594/CS

Meeting of Mayor and City Manager of San Diego August 19, 1970

tape A4595/CS

Mural Presentation, Aranda Ramirez 1970

tape A4596/CS

"trial"

tape A4597/CS

Court Room

tape A4598/CS

Trial/start

tape A4599/CS

Marketing/Planning

tape A4600/CS

Side 1: Interview with Michaela, Daughter of Javier Martinez, San Francisco, Side 2: Conversation Re: Mexican/Chicano Artists, San Francisco

tape A4601/CS

Music

tape A4602/CS

Telephone Conversations

 

LP Albums (78's reformatting to cd's) 1971-1985

Item LP239

David Alfaro Siqueiros: Voz Viva de Mexico, Side 1-El Nuevo Realismo Mexicano, Side 2-Integraión plástica, 12" LP, 33 1/3-tp-6 1967

Item LP240

El Trio Casindio and the Royal Chicano Air Force: Chicano Music All Day, 12" LP 1985

 

Videos Undated

tape V815

Marilyn Mulford, "Barrio Logan", Queso's (Salvador Torres) Film" (Master Reversal Pos) Heads 16" film reel, Color 1600' (Magnetic Sound) Undated

tape V816

Queso Cepillazon (notes included) 16 mm film reel, CLR 1600' (Magnetic Sound) Undated

tape V817

Queso Cepillazon, 16 mm, 400', Etkachrome film reel, CLR 1600', No Sound Undated

tape V818

Untitled (notes included), 16 mm film reel, B/W 1600', No Sound Undated

tape V819

ECC-Tom Badua, Center City-C.K. Hery, Video Reel 1/2" x 2400'

tape V820

Comm. 007, Video Undated

tape V821

Untitled (not in a case), (Super 8) Undated

tape V3408

ART Cine Go My Trip in a 52 Ford

tape V3409

The Glorious ABC Mural 1988

tape V3410

UCSD Guestbook: Salvador Torres

tape V3411

City Council Ch9-Ch10

tape V3412

Tradition of Masters-The Chicano Mural

tape V3413

Aztec Brewery Murals 1988-TV, September 2

 

Series IX: Slides 1964-1995

Other Descriptive Information

All slides by Salvador Torres unless noted otherwise
 

Drawings

Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 001

Drawing study of their [sic] first wall painted in Chicano Park March 1984

creator: Castañeda, Tomás

Other Descriptive Information

Tomas Castaneda and his son Adrian Castaneda. "Mural Drawing was made for the first Chpac Inc. restoration and Continuation project funded by COMBO of San Diego." Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 002

Master Plan March 1984

Other Descriptive Information

Tomas Castaneda holds up the 'master plan' for a Chicano Park mural. "New image added of Mestiza to new work[.] The mestiza was worked on and improved by Jose "Crazy Lion" Cervantes, on wall paper at ST studio on Logan Avenue" Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 003

(title unknown) 1988

Other Descriptive Information

Drawing is of two elephants, one adult and one juvenile, both bathing themselves with their trunks.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 004

Actriz del Circo Circus Peformer 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

"The 'Retired Circus Lady' trained wild birds of many kinds. She sits in Salazar's restaurant, with one of her faithful companions sitting on her finger. The lady and her bird appear melancholy, while the table stand sprouts "Huelga" wings under the table. A reminder of the farm workers' struggle boycotting grapes, that there is no retirement in the Labor Movement."--Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 005

Beko 1968

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Charcoal drawing is a portrait of a young man.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 006

Boya

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Charcoal drawing is a portrait of a woman.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 007

Cachetes de TJ December 11, 1967

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Ink drawing is a portrait of a man with large cheeks.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 008

Canto 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Pencil drawing depicts a stylized Mayan in contemplation before a stylized Virgin of Guadalupe. The sky is filled with stars.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 009

El Carnal de Boya 1968

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Charcoal drawing is a portrait of a young man. He may be named Manuel.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 010

Chanate 1968

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Charcoal drawing is a portrait of an African-American man.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 011

Compositional Designs for Kelco Mural late 1991

General Physical Description note: "This series of slides show preliminary drawings for the Kelco Historical Mural."--Salvador Torres. 1. A kelp leaf, a fish's head, and blue squares. 2. A conchero and the Chicano Park kiosco. 3. The Chicano Park kiosco and musicians, a cannery worker, and a kelp leaf. 4. A kelp forest. 5. Part of a kelp forest and dockworkers. 6. Dolphins, bluefins, and turtles. 7. Cannery workers, a ship, and marine life. "The original drawing for this portion of the Kelco Mural was censored by the City of San Diego as advertising, ‘any sign advertising is subject to billboard license yearly fees.’ The kelp ship is substituted for California [otter] male, female, and pup. Otters prey on kelp creatures including the Sea Urchin. This portion of the composition contrasts the artificial and natural ecological balance. Man kills sea urchins because they eat the roots of the kelp, disrupting capital gain. Otters are the sea urchin's natural predator. Man almost sent otters into extinction. The California otter is making a comeback."--Salvador Torres. 8. A maguey, a ship, and part of bus. 9. A long kelp leaf. 10. A conchero. 11. The right side of Chicano Park kiosco with a three-piece band and a cannery worker. 12. A California sheephead fish (Semicossyphus pulcher). 13. A harbor seal. 14. A perspectival arch of the Chicano Park kiosco. 15. Female cannery workers. 16. Dolphins and bluefin tuna. 17. Bluefins. 18. A Great White shark and SCUBA diver/photographer. 19. A mother and child. 20. An elderly woman. 21. A maguey cactus and a dock. 22. Quetzalcoatl and a bus. 23. The headdress of an Aztec danzante. 24. Passengers on a bus. 25. The Chicano Park kiosco with faces. 26. Two large faces and three smaller ones. 27. A woman holding a child and watching a kelp ship bring in its haul. "The kelp ship is substituted for the California sea otter male, female and pup."--Salvador Torres. 28. A kelp boat (later expunged). 29. Two blue fish, a mother, and a child. 30. Angelfish and kelp. 31. The Chicano Park kiosco and dancers. 32. A bus and Quetzalcoatl. 33. A California sheephead and a SCUBA diver. 34. A cannery worker holding tuna by the tail. 35. A conchero. 36. A person speaking into someone's ear, an African-American girl's face, and an elderly bus passenger. 37. A shark that is about to bite a SCUBA diver. 38. A seal and a Garibaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus) in an underwater scene.
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 012

Chicano Park Expansion Under Coronoado Bay Bridge Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Ink (?) drawing colored with color pencil is a rendition of Chicano Park.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 013

La Confesión-The Confession 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Pencil drawing depicts a vato kneeling in a church holding a rosary. A priest is behind the altar, behind which two horns are also visible. Two winged figures fly overhead. Three human-like figures are in a box behind the altar. 2. Detail of the vato. 3. Detail of the three stylized human figures in a box. 4. Detail of a hooded figure with bird's feet standing beside the priest.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 014

Coraje-Courage (detail) 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Pencil drawing depicts two elderly women pointing into the distance. In the sky is a sun with the United Farm Workers huelga eagle.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 015

Cuervito 1982

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Ink drawing on paper depicts a calavera with its arm around a nude woman. The calavera holds its hand to its head, as if pensive. The pair stands before a crow on a perch. A Chicano Park freeway support column is visible in the background.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 016

Dancing Figurines Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Ink drawing depicts two nude women kicking a ball while a horned, feathered figure with a long nose looks on.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 017

Dream Bear 1981

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Charcoal drawing depicts a bear at the edge of a body of water. The bear's reflection is visible in the water.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 018

La Elizabeth 1968

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Charcoal drawing is a portrait of a woman. She wears a headband in her hair and a v-necked blouse.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 019

El Gabacho Taylor 1968

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Charcoal drawing is a portrait of a man with a goatee.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 020

Homage to Motherhood 2 1987

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Pounce drawing on paper depicts a woman surrounded by three children, one of which wails.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 021

Homage to the Young Father 1987

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Pounce drawing on paper depicts a man's face surrounded by three smiling children.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 022

Masqueraders Teatro Mascarones 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Pencil drawing depicting performers in calavera garb. A shaded UFW huelga eagle forms the backdrop. 2-5 Details.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 023

Memo 1968

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a man.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 024

Mi Jefito 1968

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal line drawing of a man's facial features.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 025

Mujer con Ollas Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing on brown paper depicts a nude woman leaning slightly away from the viewer. There are ceramic jars before her.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 026

Mural Study Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Slide photos are of a charcoal drawing of a mural study. 1. Two open hands is possibly a mural study. 2. A row of people including students and workers.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 027

Mural Study CP 1982

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Ink and watercolor drawing depicts a nude reclining woman and four faces, one of which appears to be of a policeman.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 028

Músicas Calacas 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Pencil drawing depicts three calaveras playing music. One plays a stand-up bass, one plays the xylophone, and the third plays an elaborate horn.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 029

Ocean Beach Mural Design (detail) 1991

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Color pencil (?) drawing is a study for the (never-executed) Ocean Beach Mural. It depicts the faces of four people on a background of an agricultural landscape where workers labor.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 030

Phase I Environment (detail) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Detail of a color pencil drawing depicts frogs on lily pads, a wading waterfowl, morning glories, the skulls of elephants, a child, monarch butterflies, and the felling of a tree. This drawing was later made into the print Urban Corps & Testing Services & Inspection, Inc. Mural Project -Phase I Environment.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 031

Phase II Education (detail) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Color pencil drawing study for a print. This drawing was later made into the print Urban Corps & Testing Services & Inspection, Inc. Mural Project -Phase II Education. 1. Detail depicts a man sitting at a computer and another man adjusting lights. 2. Detail depicts a woman teaching children science.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 032

Pura Cura (detail) 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Detail is of a huelga eagle with two mouths and "X"-es on its wings.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 033

Questions of Love and Hate? Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a seated nude woman with a pensive look on her face. She rests her head in her hand and has her legs crossed. A snake with three forked tongues spirals upward out of a basket before her to meet her at eye level. Two other snakes slither on the ground. A bird (possibly a dove) is perched on the back of her chair. The woman holds a piece of paper with the words "Love" and "Hate". There is another piece of paper with the words "War" and "Peace". There is a question mark above the woman's head and an open human eye in the sky. "Meek as a dove and wise as a serpent."-- Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 034

El Rukito Mr. Johnston Que Tiro la Vuelta 1968

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Charcoal drawing depicts an elderly bald man.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 035

Santa Fe A New Generation of Youth Mural Study Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Color pencil drawing is a study for the Santa Fe A New Generation of Youth Mural. 1-2. Four children reading a book. In the book, pieces of fruit play musical instruments on a shore. 3. Crystallized minerals. 4. It depicts a girl leaning on a wall looking at an egret and butterflies in flight. The foreground is filled with fruit and vegetables. 5-7. An egret in flight. "A slide photo of a design Salvador Torres creates from the San Diego River."--Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 036

Sculpture Study 1980

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink and charcoal drawing depicts a nude man with his back to the viewer. He leans forward slightly and rests his hand on something. Freeway support columns are visible in the background.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 037

Teatro Mascarón 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Pen drawing on sketchbook paper depicts a performer in calavera attire on a stage. He or she rests his or her hand on a large white sphere or circle. The backdrop for the scene looks to be a Native American weaving, with rows of differently-colored designs.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 038

Teatro Mestizo 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Pen drawing on sketchbook paper depicts a performer in calavera attire on a stage. He or she rests his or her hand on a large white sphere or circle. The backdrop for the scene looks to be a Native American weaving, with rows of differently-colored designs.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 039

Teatro Mono 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Pencil drawing depicts a performer in calavera garb holding the wire of a light that shines down on him or her. Beside the performer is a performer in a costume of the United Farm Workers huelga eagle. Behind the eagle are rows of cabbages. Two small figures peer out from behind the backdrop.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 040

Teatro Mono Series 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

"Salvador Torres begins a series of "Teatro Mono" drawings. These drawings are inspired by the many Teatros (Teatro Campesino, Teatro Mestizo, Teatro Chicano, etc.) Salvador Torres' idea is to portray comedy, tragicomedy, drama, and romance. See the Salvador Torres collection on thesis. In this drawing a figure sits in the "Dominguez Restaurant" while imaginary figurines sit like puppets taunting and laughing. Even the saltshaker sprouts wings. One figurine seems to ask ‘What is a Pachco's sham?’-- Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 041

Tecolote Philosophers 1980

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Image is of a crowing cock and a nude woman. "Salvador Torres experiments with charcoal and pastel chalks."--Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 042

Tecolote Philosophers 1982

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Charcoal drawing depicts a nude man on his knees. His elbows rest on a stone where an owl perches. "Salvador Torres has created a series of imaginary 'Tecolote' (owl) artworks."--Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 043

Los Tecolotes Series 1980-1983

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Charcoal drawing depicts a nude female seated beside an owl on a perch. Another owl flies overhead. "Salvador Torres needs to study the nude figure for accuracy and understanding for painting and mural works. Salvador Torres combines a series of drawings of owls with the nude figures. In Salvador Torres' childhood, stories of ‘Lechusas’ (Barn Owls) were both frightening and curious. Live models are used and the imaginary owls are used as compositional elements of humor, tragicomedy & romance. The charcoal works are spontaneously created and each bird figure composed according to the spatial relationships in harmony with the figures' poses. ‘Los Tecolotes’ series are statements of Folk Tales heard in the grape picking camp of W.A. Taylor Winery of La Cieniga, in Hollister CA. (Now the Almadin winery)."--Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 044

Los Tecolotes Series 1980-1983

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing of a nude woman crouching beside a one-legged owl on a perch.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 045

Los Tecolotes Series 1980-1983

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a nude woman and two owls.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 046

(title unknown) 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Marker drawing depicts a seated woman holding a pole, as if on a bus.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 047

(title unknown) April 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing on white paper depicts two birds flying above an abstract design.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 048

(title unknown) April 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract ink drawing features a square containing three dots. It is accompanied by other abstract figures.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 049

(title unknown) April 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Pen drawing on white paper depicts a United Farm Workers huelga eagle with the head of a buffalo. A landscape fills the background.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 050

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing depicts a winged figure and a horned figure.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 051

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing depicts an owl on the back of a horned beast.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 052

(title unknown) April 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing depicts a stylized chicken or rooster and another animal, which walks upright.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 053

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink or black paint drawing depicts a stylized huelga eagle. A semicircle encloses the head. Text along the bottom reads "RazaRazaRazaRazaRaza".
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 054

(title unknown) 1980

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Pencil drawing of a recumbent nude woman. Another woman in the same position, but with less-defined features, is beneath her.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 055

(title unknown) 1980

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts two art students in conference as they draw a model.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 056

(title unknown) 1980

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a nude seated woman modeling for a bearded artist. His canvas features some blue coloration.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 057

(title unknown) 1980

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing depicts a nude man. He appears to be in motion. His body has been shaded with ink wash. There are artworks in the background, including an image of a calavera holding a stringed instrument.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 058

(title unknown) 1982

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing colored with color pencil depicts a koala on a branch.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 059

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a fish and a bucket.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 060

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Color pencil drawing depicts a nude woman. She partially sits on a table which also has a mirror on it. She holds the upper part of the mirror with her right hand. Behind the mirror are five ghoulish faces or masks. The background is yellow.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 061

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing depicts a seated man wearing a loincloth and a necklace. He is surrounded by baskets and jars. Mountains are visible in the background.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 062

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing on white paper depicts a seated nude woman. An owl sits on a perch before her. Two masks hang from the perch, and the woman holds another mask in her hand.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 063

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a number of fish in two buckets.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 064

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing depicts a nude man standing beside a table bearing a sculpted bust.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 065

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Marker or pen drawing depicts two animals face to face. The one on the left has on its back a bird with a heart. The one on the right has a sign with the United Farm Workers huelga eagle on its back. Clouds are in the sky.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 066

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a nude female leaning into a mirror. She is surrounded by masks.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 067

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Pencil drawing depicts a nude man with his hand on his hip. His skin has been shaded by ink wash. Designs form the background.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 068

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink and ink wash drawing depicts three stylized birds.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 069

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Line drawing shaded with ink wash depicts a seated nude man. A human figure is visible in silhouette in the rear corner. There are two faces on the right side.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 070

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts four nude female figures in various poses standing on a base with a face in front.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 071

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing of a nude seated man in 1/4 profile.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 072

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Color pencil drawing depicts a nude woman reclining beside an enormous owl.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 073

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing is a full-length portrait of a woman in a fur coat.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 074

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing of a man drawing a woman. Another woman models in the background.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 075

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing is of students in an art class. Ink wash has been used for shading.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 076

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing is of a nude female model in a figure drawing class.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 077

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing of a woman drawing a nude model, who is also visible in the background. There are drawings of monsters and beasts on her canvas.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 078

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink wash drawing is of two artists drawing a nude, seated, female model. There are many portraits on the ground and in the background.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 079

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a nude male standing on one foot. Pastel shadings in yellow and purple fill the background.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 080

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a woman and several other people sitting at a bar.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 081

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts three nude female figures wearing masks. One is seated and they are all on a square base.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 082

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts two full-length female figures, neither of whose face is visible.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 083

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a woman with long straight hair. To the right of her are preliminary sketches of other heads.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 084

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink line drawing of a recumbent nude woman.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 085

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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An indigenous design is mapped out on the squares of the graph paper support.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 086

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Work in unknown media is a line drawing of a horned huelga eagle on the back of an indeterminate animal with swollen teats.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 087

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing shaded with ink wash depicts two heads on pedestals. The head on the left is a cow skull and the one on the right is a man's head with horns and a mustache. Birds fly overhead in the background.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 088

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts two nude women. One lies down and rests on her elbows; the other is seated and leans toward the first. There is a large urn in the background.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 089

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a woman wearing a floral print dress posing for an artist. In the background, another model poses.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 090

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a nude seated woman leaning toward an owl seated on a perch. The background is shaded with light blue.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 091

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing depicts an artist drawing a model. The model, masked, is visible in the background with another nude female.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 092

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing shaded with ink wash depicts a young girl looking upward.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 093

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a man posing for a female artist.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 094

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a kneeling model who rests his or her arm on a jar. The model poses for a female artist, who sketches in the background.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 095

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing depicts three stylized beasts and their shadows.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 096

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing depicts a nude female standing on a dais posing for an artist. A poster on the wall in the background shows an artist painting a Chicano Park mural with the text "U.S. Out of El Salvador".
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 097

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a seated nude man posing in a contorted position. A seated woman is using him as a figure model. There is some shading in white or light blue.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 098

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Pencil drawing depicts the freeway and the columns that support it. One of the columns bears a design. Notes surrounding the drawing describe the bureaucracy pertaining to the creation and maintenance of Chicano Park.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 099

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a nude man standing on one foot. He holds a spear with both hands, with which he has stabbed a coiled snake through the head.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 100

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing on brown paper depicts a nude man with his hands on the head and shoulder of a man or an image of a man. The background is filled in in chalk.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 101

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing is a portrait of a nude woman. She is seated and her back is toward the viewer, although her head is turned to reveal half of her face. Her hair hangs in a long braid down her back. Strange figures occupy the background and a mask rests on the floor in the foreground.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 102

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing depicts a standing nude woman in 1/4 profile. Her arm is wrapped around her face, obscuring the bottom portion of it. Her body has been shaded with ink wash. An owl sits on a perch before her.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 103

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a nude woman seated next to a bear.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 104

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing depicts a nude woman standing on a circular dais. From her hands dangle two human-like figurines on strings. A ladder is behind her and balls rest on the ground beside her.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 105

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Pen drawings are two courtroom scenes. In the superior, the magistrate and the witness are visible behind the audience. One member of the audience holds a piece of paper with the words, "Not Guilty". In the inferior, the court reporter and the jury are depicted.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 106

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Drawing in unknown media depicts a square anthropomorphic figure with concentric circles for eyes. It stands beside a stylized United Farm Workers huelga eagle.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 107

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing depicts a tuna cannery or processing plant.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 108

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawings colored with color pencil are renditions of Chicano Park and the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 109

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Pastel (?) drawing depicts a woman holding an infant child. The background is red.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 110

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Marker drawing depicts a seated woman reading a newspaper.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 111

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing is of a seated artist drawing a male model with his back to her.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 112

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing on brown paper depicts a nude seated woman. Her arm is partially raised, obscuring the lower part of her face. There are ceramic jars and vases in the background.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 113

La Tomiko 1968

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Charcoal drawing is a portrait of a woman.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 114

Tree of Life (study) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Charcoal drawing appears to be a preliminary sketch for a mural and depicts a woman reading to a child, who sits in her lap.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 115

Uyeda 1968

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Charcoal drawing is a self-portrait.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 116

Perkins Burn Institute Mural (study) March 1997

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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A child cries out in anguish and is being comforted by another.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 117

Perkins Elementary School Sketch April 1989

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

"Pen and ink mother & child waiting in the school office. Salvador and Gloria Torres go to the office of (Lowell) Perkins Elementary to discuss their Young At Art program. A young mother and child are waiting to be seen. Salvador Torres sketches this scene."-- Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 118

Perkins Elementary School Sketch April 1989

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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"Pen and ink of mother and child sitting on an outside bench."--Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 119

Perkins Elementary School Sketch April 24, 1989

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

"Salvador and Gloria Torres select Lowell [Perkins] Elementary School as part of the Young At Art program Salvador and Gloria Torres organize. Salvador and Gloria Torres go to the kindergarten class to make life studies for their mural designs they wish to make at Lowell [Perkins] School."--Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 120

Perkins Elementary School Wall April 1989

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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"This preliminary ink drawing is a study for the Salvador and Gloria Torres abstract color mural located on the wall as of today. See Salvador Torres video "Urban Corps/Summer Service Youth Core Graffiti Abatement 8/11/93."--Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 122

The Tree of Life 1991

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

"This is a good example of Salvador Torres' freehand charcoal drawing. The drawing feels free and expressive. The pounce drawing becomes somewhat rigid requiring Salvador Torres to calculate expressive emotions within and around the pounce perimeters."--Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 4 123

The Tree of Life 1991

creator: San Diego State University professors and students.
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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A drawing study for San Diego State University College of Education mural. "Detail of a young mother and a reading child is a drawing for the traditional pounce technique. The drawing is perforated with an electric needle, then a pumice powder is wrapped in cloth and pounced over the perforated drawing leaving a powder dot making a line that is followed by a paint brush outlining the design pattern."--Salvador Torres.
 

Graphic Arts

Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 001

Inauguracion Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros 1971-1972

creator: [Artist Unknown]

Other Descriptive Information

The front of the program for the inauguration of the David Alfaro Siqueiros Cultural Polyforum.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 002

Buffalo Bill in Credulilandia, Announcement Poster for 1974

creator: Cuellar, Rodolfo

Other Descriptive Information

Silkscreen announcement poster for a theatrical presentation features a mustachioed mask split vertically. The left side is red and the right side is yellow. Text reads, "Buffalo Bill en Credulilandia from Venezuela Teatro Triangulo ASCUS Cultural Programs Oct. 30 Wed 74 12 pm Free Little Theater CSUS".
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 003

Flor Verde de los Montes 1974

creator: Cuellar, Rodolfo

Other Descriptive Information

Image of a gray monochromatic mountain whose outline turns into a green monochromatic circular shape. 20 dots descend from the center to the gray mountain shape.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 004

Mascarones 1973

creator: Cuellar, Rodolfo

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Woodcut print depicts two people holding a mask in front of their faces. A United Farm Workers huelga eagle sets in the background behind an agricultural landscape.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 005

Menudo Benefit, Announcement Poster for 1975

creator: Cuellar, Rodolfo

Other Descriptive Information

Silkscreen poster announcing a benefit dinner depicts a rooster on the rim of a large bowl filled with menudo. United Farm Workers huelga eagles adorn the bowl. Text reads "Menudo Benefit Washington Neighborhood Center Sat. June 28 400 16th St." Additional text in marker reads "9AM-1PM". The background is a gradation from orange to yellow.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 006

Sun Mad 1982

creator: Hernandez, Ester

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Poster mimics the design of the Sun-Maid raisins box. Instead of a maid, however, is a skeleton. Text reads: "SUN MAD Raisins unnaturally grown with Insecticides, Miticides, Herbicides, Fungicides." "ST as a young man picked grapes for W.A. Taylor Wine Co.-Almaden buys out WAT, ST spends the summers of his adolescent tears in rural and urban life styles. Los Banos, & Hollister, La Cieniga [sic], "San Benito Vinards", housing/camp for the permanent farm workers. Ms. Hernandez "Sun Mad" comment on serious pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, are used by ST in a lecture about the Toxic Racism Barrio Logan is enduring with deceptive City of San Diego Planning Department abuse of "Coexistence" fallacies between Plating & Welding co's emitting 21.0 Hexavelnt Chromium (ng/m) deadly cancerous chemical in our Barrio Logan air spaces. See #3-173-A ST environmental rescue efforts. ST recalls the dust croppers airplanes flying two wingers over and around our many farm workers camp sites then spraying the near by crops. As children, ST and others delighted in seeing the pilot, who sometimes would wave back to them as he roared past." Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 007

La Virgen de Guadalupe Defendiendo los Derechos de los Xicanos and Libertad 1975

creator: Hernandez, Ester

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Chicano Art images used in Torres' lectures to children. Two black and white prints. Right is la Virgen de Guadalupe in karate gee doing a side kick. The cherub at her feet wears an aggressive expression. Left is a chicana chiseling Aztec iconography into the Statue of Liberty.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 008

Life Cover August 1994 August 1994

creator: Life Magazine Editorial Board.

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Slide photograph of the cover of Life magazine from August 1994. The cover story is "Woodstock Remembered". This issue featured a photograph of Carlos Santana standing in front of a Chicano Park mural. The San Diego artists of the mural were not credited, causing Torres some resentment.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 009

Abandonado 1969-1970

creator: Montoya, Malaquías, 1938-

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An abstract face and the word "Abandonado".
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 010

Muerte Natural 1969-1970

creator: Montoya, Malaquías, 1938-

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The silhouette of a man, stabbed through with a flagpole bearing the American flag. "1970 Malaquias Montoya is teaching in University of California Berkeley. "Mel" comes to tape an interview of ST's art works in the Ford building. "Mel" sends ST 10 different posters. See ST collection of cassette tapes."
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 011

Tenemos Que Sostener la Lucha Undated

creator: Montoya, Malaquías, 1938-

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Silkscreen print depicts two figures -- one a conquistador, the other an Aztec eagle knight -- in silhouette on a man's body. The man has his fist in the air. His body is red and the background is yellow.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 012

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Montoya, Malaquías, 1938-

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Silkscreen print depicts a calavera with the words "Basta Imperialismo", "Terminar la Guerra", Vietnam", and "Nixon Se ha Comido".
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 013

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Montoya, Malaquías, 1938-

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Silkscreen poster depicts a stylized human figure in brown. Text reads, "Fuera El Enemigo Está Aquí A Mi Jefe Lo Mato Un Gringo Mi Jefita Se En-fermo En La Pisca Un Carnal Mio Lo Mato La Jura Otro Murio En Korea ¿Obligacion?".
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 014

Vietnam Aztlan Undated

creator: Montoya, Malaquías, 1938-

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Silkscreen print depicts the union of two fists, one yellow and the other brown. There are also two male faces, one Vietnamese, the other Chicano. Text reads, "Vietnam Aztlan Đoàn Kêt Chien Thang Unidos Venceran Đoàn Kêt Solidaridad Chicano Vietnam Fuera".
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 015

¿Se Acuerda Ud. de...? 1969-1970

creator: Montoya, Malaquías, 1938-

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A coffin draped with an American flag passes through a doorway with silhouettes. Three circles have images in black: first appears to be a young boy, second a folklorico dancer, third entirely black.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 016

¡Viva La Raza! Undated

creator: Noriega, Ramses

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Print made by an unknown process depicts two indigenous people in a crosshatching style. There is a palm tree in the background. Text reads, "Mi Raza Has Survived! My Culture Will Survive!
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 017

The Ultimate Arts and Culture Guide to San Diego Undated

creator: San Diego Arts Commission.

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A pamphlet entitled The Ultimate Arts and Culture Guide to San Diego features the Torres' mural Young Mother Earth.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 018

Nacimento Del Parque Chicano, Astrological Mural renovation placard 1996

creator: Serrano-Velez, Dolores
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Sign announces restoration of mural. Features graphic image of mural. Text reads: "Mural Retoration in Progress By Dolores Serrano-Vélez". "Dolores Serrano, appears at the community "Kiva" meeting (see ST video "Kiva"[)] and pleads with caltrans to let her restore her mural. She is wearing oxygen tubes for a portable oxygen tank. Caltrans decides to take initiative to allow her to restore her mural. Dolores is too weak and asks ST/GT to help her finish this difficult task. ST/GT agree & inform Caltrans representatives Gerlada Striker, & project manager Pedro, {Orso-Delgado} that ST/GT need to be compensated for this work. ST/GT are told that at the end of the retrofiting process ST/GT would be compensated. To this day 7/13/02 no compensation has been made. Dolores dies right after her mural is completed." Salvador Torres.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 019

1st Chicano Denver Conference 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a double-headed United Farm Workers huelga eagle in the sky above a large scorpion. The background is filled with swirls and other designs.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 020

Aztlan Colorado Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a stylized huelga eagle with horns. Another huelga eagle forms a mirror image of the first. The background is filled with designs.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 021

La Barca Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract intaglio and silkscreen print is split in two. The lower portion has colored vertical stripes, and the upper portion has a large dark mass.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 022

Caltrans Retrofiting [sic] San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge 1999

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Mixed media work is composed of a one-dollar bill affixed to the top of an etching (?) print. George Washington's face has been touched up with marker to give him the appearance of Adolf Hitler. The print depicts two freeway support columns.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 023

Chanata 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a seated elderly woman holding an umbrella seated on a bus. A bald man sits behind her.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 024

Chavala Reading La Verdad 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a young girl reading a book with a calavera on the back. She appears to be on a bus or some other system of mass transit.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 025

Chicano Park Legend 1984

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Xerox print is made up of the same image repeated four times. Each one is a man in a vehicle with the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge in the background.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 026

Chicas Patas 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts people sitting in chairs. They are facing the words "Chicas Patas", which appear at the top of the image area. To the left of the people is a huelga eagle with the head of an owl. It casts a shadow in the form of the traditional huelga eagle.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 027

Chinos 1964

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Print made by an unknown process (possibly silkscreen) features abstract fields of color.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 028

Colores 1995

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Print made by an unknown process depicts four women in traditional dress. A child stands in front of one of them.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 029

Cositas 1964

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract lithographic print features colors and designs inside black rectangles and squares.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 030

Los Demonios de los Diablos 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a witch, a skeleton, and other monstrous creatures on the background of a night sky. There is a huelga eagle in the moon.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 031

Dr. Romano January 11, 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print is a portrait of a man's face in profile.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 032

Estudio de un Bato Loco 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a young man with his hair slicked back in profile.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 033

Estudio de un Chavalo y una Vieja 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a young man seated next to a middle-aged woman who has her purse on her lap.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 034

Estudio de una Chavalito con Su Jefita January 9, 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a young girl seated beside a middle-aged woman on a bench.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 035

La Huelga En Los Campos De Califas 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a United Farm Workers huelga eagle in a large circle above an agrarian landscape. Three circles above the large central circle also contain various mutations of the huelga eagle.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 036

Juan Gomez! Viva La Revolucion 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts the face of a man. He has a mustache and wears sunglasses. In the background there are leaves and flowers.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 037

Luz de Septiembre 1963

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract silkscreen print features blue and orange as the predominant colors.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 038

Raza 1964

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a stylized huelga eagle. The background features the repeated word "Raza".
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 039

La Raza en Guerra y Paz 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Print made by an unknown process is in the form of a square divided into four smaller squares. Each of the smaller squares is divided by a zig-zag line, with half of the division being colored in in black. These multiple stair-step forms evoke the wings of the huelga eagle. An avian figure attached to the top of the large square has two limbs that reach to the left and right sides of the square. The hand on the left side holds a circle divided into four quadrants, a common symbol in Native American iconography. The hand on the right side holds a peace symbol.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 040

La Raza vs. San Diego Gas and Electric Co. Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Woodblock print depicts a huelga eagle on a multicolored background.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 041

El Rinosorisorisoris De Mi Hija Amadola Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts an umbrella protecting a rhinoceros from a rainstorm. A United Farm Workers flag flies from the top of the umbrella. An owl is perched on the rhino's backside.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 042

(title unknown) 1971-1997

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Hand-colored monoprint depicts a young girl's face. Beside her is a poem reading "The evening was as nice as the afternoon/ When you came into my view/ Downtown in San Diego, California./ An innocent young lady./ You filled my inspiration/ To paint you again and again./ No matter how many changes./ Your lasting impression embraced my soul./ To instantly catch your fleeting image/ With quick furious strokes/ delicate as your beautiful spirit./ And then you were gone, only to return/ en "La Lucha Para Nuestra Historia"/ in the epic struggle of las Hermanas Cordova/ Two mujeres valientes por amor y capricho for/ our true history & love for the people./ Respectfully/ Salvador Torres". The background has been filled in with blue and purple color pencil.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 043

(title unknown) 1964

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a stylized huelga eagle.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 044

(title unknown) 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Print made by an unknown process depicts the United Farm Workers huelga eagle on a background streaked with black.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 045

(title unknown) 1997

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Print made by an unknown process on a sheet of newspaper depicts several human figures and a peacock. Text reads, "Chicano Park San Diego April 22 1970". The newspaper on which the design is printed features an article about the arrest of Salvador Torres at a Brown Beret protest against the San Diego Police Department.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 046

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Woodcut print depicts a calavera with a huelga eagle on its forehead. Some versions are painted with watercolors.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 047

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a woman cooking in a kitchen.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 048

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts an elderly seated man.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 049

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a seated man in a hard hat with a huelga eagle on it.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 050

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Print made by an unknown process depicts a stack of three animals forming a sort of totem pole. At the top is a bull, the middle is what appears to be a buffalo, and the bottom is a huelga eagle.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 051

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Woodcut print features the words "La Verdad". The ink is blue.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 052

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Woodcut print depicts a horned calavera in an open coffin. Text on the coffin reads "La Murte [sic] de El Mito De Logan Hights [sic]". Behind the coffin are four figures. Two are women, one is a goat, and one is a mask. The lid of the coffin is in the form of a huelga eagle, and a word bubble coming out of its mouth holds the words, "The Birth of Barrio Logan Harbor 101".
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 053

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Print made by an unknown process features an image repeated ten times, each repetition a variation of the original. The original image is a seated man drawing or painting a woman. In the repetitions, he appears as a Black man, a Chicano, and as a devil. The painting varies in coloration.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 054

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a seated man holding a crane.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 055

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Slide photo is of a pencil original and two printed versions of the same work. The work depicts a man in a vehicle. In the printed versions, the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge is visible through the window of the vehicle.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 056

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Print made by an unknown process is a portrait of Cesar Chávez.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 057

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Etching print depicts a woman with a kerchief covering her head.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 058

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Slide photo depicts three different versions of the same print in sequence. The print depicts a seated African-American woman.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 059

Las Tunas 1963

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Silkscreen print depicts a stylized nopal cactus.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 060

Veneno en Deleno Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Woodcut prints depict a skeleton and a huelga eagle superimposed on a stylized ollin symbol.
Album 1, Slide Cat. 5 061

Viva La Huelga 1973

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Prints made by an unknown process are versions of the United Farm Workers huelga eagle. 1. The sun and the moon are in the upper corners. The background is blue-green in the upper portion and red in the lower portion. The eagle's right wing features the repeated word "Raza". Its left wing features the repeated words "Chicanos" and "Chicanas" and the words "Pocho Power". Further text on the eagle's tail reads, "Kito 73". 2. The sun and the moon are in the upper corners. The eagle is purplish-pink with a red beak. The background of the left side is brown and the background of the right side is blue. The farmland at the bottom is red and green. The words "Mechicanas", "Pochos", "Chicanos", "Vatos", "Rucas", "Mechicans", "Pochas", and "Chicanas" radiate from the eagle above its wings. Text on the eagle's tail reads, "Kito 73". By way of signature, vertical text running down the right side reads, "Sonny Boy Torres". 3. A rendition of the United Farm Workers huelga eagle with the sun and the moon in either upper corner. This print is colored by a gradation from yellow to green. 4. The print has been hand painted with an unknown type of paint. The eagle is red, the sky is blue, and the ground is brown. 5. An uncolored verion of the print. 6. "Salvador Torres experiments with the printing process available to Salvador Torres. This printing process begins with a black outline. Salvador Torres uses watercolor, oil, and chalk pastels, and pencil."--Salvador Torres. 7. Both sun and moon shine upon this print, dated January 16, 1973, depicting a radiant United Farm Workers-like eagle. Its body is gold and its wings red. Its feet are planted in the soil of farmland. "This is the second in a series of experiments in litho printing. Hand colored prints are produced."--Salvador Torres.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 062

(title unknown) 1997

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Hand-colored monoprints depict a huelga eagle-like figure and another abstract figure on an abstract background. 2. Hand-colored monoprint depicts a long-legged United Farm Workers huelga eagle standing beside an indeterminate animal. The image is framed by a series of black streaks. The background has been colored with blue, pink, and purple color pencil. 3. Hand-colored monoprint depicts a long-legged United Farm Workers huelga eagle standing next to an indeterminate animal. The sun is a black circle in the sky. The background has been painted with yellow, purple, and pink watercolors. 4. Hand-colored monoprint depicts a long-legged United Farm Workers huelga eagle standing beside an indeterminate animal. Beside the animal is a man in silhouette holding a four-part sign reading "2000 1990 1980 1970", with one year on each part. Another huelga eagle rests on a wheeled cart. Behind the first eagle is a painted Chicano Park freeway column. The background appears to have been colored with blue and green color pencil.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 063

El Sombrero de Paja 1985-1989

creator: Assistants.
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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"Salvador Torres begins to experiment with offset printing to achieve a different quality of values of printing. Salvador Torres' first experiments are tried in 1973. The experiments are determined by the Offset printing machine and Salvador Torres' ability to innovate the printing process. In #10-650 [temp number] shows Salvador Torres' pen and ink and watercolor of a life drawing made on the 11 bus, Logan Heights. The drawing is made on the moving bus. Salvador Torres explores many of these life drawings by painting them on the moving bus, or later in the studio. Salvador Torres' printing process is inspired by seeking a new relationship between the art works created and the recent science and technology available at Salvador Torres' financial economic limitations. These new innovations stimulate a new aesthetic inventiveness of what this Offset process possibilities of surface qualities Salvador Torres can experience and develop as works of art in limited editions."--Salvador Torres.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 064

Urban Corps and Testing Services and Inspection Inc. Mural Project Phase I Enviroment 1997

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Print made by an unknown process is based on a Torres painting. It depicts butterflies, logged trees, animal skulls, a fox, a wading bird, frogs, a child, and morning glories. Printed text beneath the image area reads, "Urban Corps & Testing Services & Inspection, Inc. Mural Project (copyright) Gloria and Salvador R. Torres 1997 Phase I Environment".
Album 2, Slide Cat. 5 065

Urban Corps and Testing Services and Inspection Inc. Mural Project-Phase II Education 1997

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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"This image depicts a portion of the Chicano Park Monumental Public Art concept showing tram, monorail, and sculpture at the base of center column #19, #18, & #17 located on the San Diego Bay. The tram concept is based on an educational tour of the murals as seen from its vantage perspective. The monorail is designed for speeding transportation over the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. The sculpture is introduced at the base of the columns in the bay as excellent bases."--Salvador Torres.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 6 001

Indigenous Chicano Media and Artforms

Album 2, Slide Cat. 6 001

Solar Hologram 1974

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Slide photo depicts a holographic image on a Chicano Park freeway column.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 6 002

Chicano Park Cactus Garden 1970

creator: Garcia, Manuel
creator: Jacquez, Raul
creator: Lucero, Roger
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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"This land plot was not considered to be Chicano Park. Salvador Torres over the years begins creating earth[works] pieces of broken glass, dirt mounds, [and] wooden sculpture set on the earth and on the Caltrans fence. Palm trees begin to grow and Salvador Torres trims them until large, Gloria Torres plants two ficus trees, and one coral. Manuel and his wife bring dozens of cacti. Salvador Torres, Gloria Torres, Manuel Garcia, and Roger Lucero dig out the "Kiva". Salvador Torres digs a pit discovers clay that high fires to cone 10. Manuel Garcia builds benches from scrap wood, Manuel and Salvador Torres paint them white. The discovery of clay opens ideas for future tile work to be integrated into the monumental mural designs made from the Chicano Park site. Raul Jacques creates the iron eagle and heart set on a cast concrete cylinder. This sculpture garden begins with efforts by Salvador Torres to incorporate this portion of land to the Chicano Park Master Plan."--Salvador Torres.
 

Murals

Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 001

Chicano Park Footbridge Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Mural in unknown media on the surfaces of the Chicano Park footbridge. 1-2. A side panel of a Chicano Park freeway column forming part of the footbridge depicts a mystical human figure holding an orange object out to the viewer. 3. Mural in unknown media on a column supporting the Chicano Park footbridge depicts a stylized serpent. 4. Mural in unknown media is painted on the concrete surfaces of the Chicano Park footbridge. It primarily features abstract designs. 5. Mural in unknown media on the Chicano Park footbridge depicts an anthropomorphic jaguar with a United Farm Workers huelga eagle on her dress. 6. Mural in unknown media on a column supporting the Chicano Park footbridge depicts the tail of a serpent on an abstract background.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 002

Directional Gate Murals 1988-1994

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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This series of slides depicts fired enamel panels affixed to freeway overpasses, each panel representing a different "gate" of Chicano Park. 1. Acrylic paint on fired enamel panels depicts a row of children waving. 2. Acrylic paint on fired enamel panels depicts two two-fingered peace signs, a Mexican flag with just a cactus (no eagle), and the words "La Raza". 3. Acrylic paints on fired enamel panels depicts a cyclist and a stylized canine. 4. Acrylic paint on fired enamel panels depicts animals and a child. 5. Acrylic paint on fired enamel panels depicts a stylized animal and the word "Bark". 6. Fired enamel panels painted with animal designs in the style of children's art are affixed to a concrete wall. 7. Fired enamel panel painted with images of children in the style of children's art is affixed to a concrete wall. 8. Fired enamel panel painted with an image of a cat is affixed to a concrete wall.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 003

Homage to Motherhood (detail in progress) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Detail of an unknown mural (possibly the Homage to Motherhood) in progress depicts three children looking upward at a woman.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 004

Huelga Eagle

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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The United Farm Workers huelga eagle undergoes various abstractions on its descent from the top of the column to the bottom. "This depicts the problem of graffiti. Salvador Torres believes that one of the reasons graffiti is the method of our youths' expression is because the arts have been cut in all the schools in San Diego, as well as other parts of California. Emphasis today is on English, math, test score achievements, and the creative, imaginative elements of our potentials are neglected and misunderstood. As a result our children do not respect or understand our public art efforts. For example, California in 1993 spent three billion dollars covering graffiti making the Al [Howard] Jarvis Proposition 13 a sham, as a pretense to saving tax payers money."--Salvador Torres.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 005

Southeast Neighbors Barrio 1973

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Slide photo of a Chicano Park freeway column depicts an early mural depicting the face of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and a Mesoamerican pyramid in unknown media. "In 1973, mural art work begins in Chicano Park at S-Abut on Logan Avenue, San Diego, California. Collective mural work begins. As artists of San Diego, all are easel trained in flat panel painting. 1968 Salvador Torres enrolls San Diego State University graduate program M.A., graduates 4.0 1973. Major movements represented: painting: hard-edge, pop art, Op art; assemblage; environmental art, abstract expressionism, color-field painting, California & New York graffiti, primitivism, "Rise of Humanism", fifteenth and sixteenth-century Italy, conceptual art, Pre-Columbian art, Mexican mural, sculpture, ceramics, solar art, (working with sun light, mirrors, holograms, solar sculpture) permanent and nonpermanent art concepts. 1983-2002 art gallery activities, open air museum tours (Young At Art) and college and university, students, parents, teachers, professors, coordinated tours for city, police, and California transportation officials."--Salvador Torres.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 006

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Collaborative work in unknown media was composed by children. Possibly a detail of Chicano Park Children's Mural?
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 007

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Mural in unknown media on the ceiling of a building (likely a house of worship) depicts a haloed Christ holding the scriptures in one hand and giving a benediction with the other. He is surrounded by a lustrous golden circle. Stylistically, this mural evokes the icons of the Byzantine and Eastern Orthodox churches.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 008

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Slide photo depicts a mural of an Aztec sun calendar on an interior wall of an unknown building. There are leaves and flowers painted behind it. 1. This photo has been taken from the third level of the building, revealing the size of the room and the stairs to the second level, upon which stands a man with a white beard. 2. The mural.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 009

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Mural in unknown media on an interior wall of an unknown building depicts an impending human sacrifice in the Aztec manner. In the upper center of the mural is a stained glass window. 1. A view of the entire mural. 2-6. Detail is of abstract designs, including a square spiral. 7-8. Detail depicts a red circle surrounding a man's head. 9. Detail depicts a red circle partially enclosing a man's head. There are also geometric designs. 10-11. Detail is of abstract designs, including a square spiral. 12-17. Detail depicts a Mesoamerican pyramid. 18-20. Detail depicts clouds above a mountain. The upper right corner is cropped by a border or frame. 21-23. Detail is of a man in a feather headdress in profile. 24-27. Detail depicts an indigenous man in profile holding an antler in one hand and a staff in the other. 28-31. Detail depicts a stone indigenous face and body that serves as the sacrificial altar. 32-35. Detail is of the upper portion of the sacrificing priest's body. He wears a feather headdress and holds a sharp utensil in one hand and the victim's heart in the other. 36-39. Detail is of an indigenous man holding the arms of the sacrificial victim. 40. Detail depicts the pallid-skinned face of an indigenous sacrificial victim. 41-43. Detail depicts a man crouching before the priest and restraining the lower portion of the victim's body. 44-46. Detail depicts an indigenous man in profile wearing an elaborate costume. Leaves are behind him. 47-49. Detail is of a person seated on the ground. He wears a head covering and has his arms folded on his or her knees.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 010

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Slide photo is of the exterior of a hotel or some other building that has been painted with various colors and designs.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 011

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Slide photo of a portable mural that supports an awning. The mural depicts indigenous people in regalia.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 012

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Work in unknown media on display at an exhibition is a portable reproduction of a Chicano Park freeway column. It has been painted in black and white with images of the Chicano Movement, including the UFW huelga eagle, a calavera, and Brown Berets.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 013

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Mural in unknown media on an exterior wall of an unknown building depicts a conquistador with a surprised expression. Beside him, an Aztec extends a piece of jewelry to him. In the background are ships and a pyramid.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 014

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Mural in unknown media on a portable panel is in progress. It depicts workers holding a banner reading "Hermandad?" and a pair of hands holding a family with the text "A Better Future". The second slide is of the finished product.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 015

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Mural in unknown media on an unknown wall in Chicano Park reads "Barrios Unidos Logan".
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 016

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Mural in unknown media on a freeway overpass depicts the head of a woman beside a calavera. In the background, people till the soil.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 017

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Mural in unknown media on an exterior wall of an unknown building depicts an upside-down Earth, a round building on top of a stack of books, an anthropomorphic eagle arising from a flame and holding a book in one hand and a square and compass in the other, a child reading, and the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. There are cars parked in front of the mural that obstruct the view.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 018

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Mural in unknown media depicts dolphins jumping out of the water on a cartoonish coastal landscape.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 019

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Mural in unknown media depicts dolphins jumping out of the water on a cartoonish coastal landscape.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 020

(title unknown) (detail) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Slide photo appears to be a detail of a mural. Detail depicts a winged indigenous face with indigenous iconography.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 021

(title unknown) (detail) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Slide photo appears to be a detail of a mural. Detail depicts a stylized warrior holding a spear.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 022

(title unknown) (detail) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Mural in unknown media on a wall of a freeway overpass depicts an ant, a face between two ears of corn, an eagle's head, flowers, animals, insects, and an ollin symbol.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 023

(title unknown) (detail) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Mural in unknown media on an exterior wall of an unknown building depicts a diagram of mestizaje, a schoolbus, Emiliano Zapata, building blocks with the letters of Zapata's name, a child in the sky, a child in a wheelchair, a young girl releasing a dove, and an ear of corn.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 024

(title unknown) (detail) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Detail is of a calavera in a corner of a freeway overpass.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 025

(title unknown) (detail) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Detail of a mural in unknown media depicts an open book above a broken chain. Text in the book is a quote from Ernesto "Che" Guevara and reads, "El Pueblo Y Solo El Pueblo Es La Fuerza Motriz Que Hace La Historia Mundial".
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 026

(title unknown) (detail) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Slide photo appears to be a detail of a mural and depicts a calavera in a hat.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 027

Escondido Historical Mural April-June 1990

creator: 35 Students and teachers from Escondido High, Orange Glenn High, San Pasqual High, Valley High, Del Dios Middle School, Palomar College, California State University San Marcos.

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Escondido Historical Mural at the Family Recovery Center, Washington and Ash Streets, Escondido, CA. Cress-reference with Non-Center Programs and Activities. 1. A view of the left side of the mural. "This portion of the mural work process shows in the design a pair of hands shaking hands, one brown the other white. A pair of brown hands are holding the bounty of the farm workers crops of Escondido. The Corner design is the beginning image of Mount Palomar telescope. Images of multicultural figures begin to appear."--Salvador Torres. About the project in general: "Escondido Mural was started April 22, 1990 and completed June 5, 1990[.] June 6, 1990, the mural is vandalized [--] see Archival Material on the Escondido Mural History. Five Escondido Schools, College[s] and Universities participated, 35 students and teachers were involved. [Salvador and Gloria Torres, Guillermo Rosete, Esmael "Smiley" Casares, Steve Escabel, Guadalupe Martinez, (student) Spokeswoman also participated] (See video Tape of Escondido City Council to review Escondido City Council and Salvador Torres comments) Salvador Torrres boycotts restoration. Mural is restored by unknown artists. Mural is removed with out notice to Salvador Torres. Racist Attacks on murals in Escondido and Carlsbad take place, See Video KOCT, The Oceanside Channel, "A Sunday in Barrio Carlos", and Voice of Oceanside Barrio Arts Project" 1. hr. 15 min. Salvador Torres Collection. Educational Racism Censors Mural Ocean Side, CA."--Salvador Torres. 2. An assortment of animals, a lake in a valley, a pickup truck, and a campesino with a computer and school materials. This mural was defaced by racist vandalism on June 6, 1990. Torres boycotted the restoration, which was carried out by unknown artists. Later, the mural was removed by the city of Escondido without notice to Torres."This view is from Washington Street, mural is in its first work process. Mural designs were provided by students from 5 Escondido schools. Salvador and Gloria Torres interpret these designs into mural works. The Felicita Foundation sets up community meetings to discuss this project. Young Chicana and Chicano students warn the committee of threats of vandalism if the mural project continues."--Salvador Torres. 3. "The view of the Escondido Family Recovery Center is a three quarter perspective. Entrance unfinished. The butterfly represents the symbol of metamorphosis (change) from one stage to another."--Salvador Torres. 4. The title of this portion of the mural is Respectful Friendship of Interracial Harmony. "Represented by the handshake of a brown and white hand. Above the hands is work in progress of the multicultural imagery of diverse characters. This area and Wild Animal Park and pick-up truck received the vandals' attack. See details of vandalism in archival materials."--Salvador Torres. 5. "Each painting session Salvador and Gloria Torres would pick up the students at their home and ride them to the mural site, sometimes students walked to the site."--Salvador Torres. 6. Slide photo depicts vandalism to the Escondido Historical Mural. A large arc of white paint obscures a large portion of the mural. 7-8. This version of the mural includes a driver and a passenger in the pickup truck as well as a waterfowl (possibly a stork) in flight over the lake. "This view represents the Wild Animal Park of San Diego County and images of farm animals. The smiling lion created by Gloria Torres irritated viewers of Escondido because she showed "animals smiling". See video tape of Escondido City Council addressing this act of vandalism."--Salvador Torres.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 028

Cuauhtémoc Undated

creator: Adame, Felipe

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Slide photo of an acrylic mural on a Chicano Park freeway column appears to have been taken post-renovation, and depicts an Aztec warrior aiming an arrow at the sun.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 029

Renacimiento (Birth of La Raza Cosmica) Undated

creator: Adame, Felipe

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1. Detail is of the lower portion of the mural, which suffers severe deterioration. 2. "The visible side of column #T-46 upper side cap was painted by Felipe Adame, The lower side remained unpainted until the restoration in 1992, Guillermo Aranda paints a native dancer in this section. Thus continuing the panel painting of single areas isolated from the main surfaces and themes of the columns painted. Many of these works are well-done single panels, unfortunately these panels do not relate designs to each other, they have the power to stand alone, as single puzzles in a vast intricate panorama of colonnades."--Salvador Torres. Restored by Guillermo Rosete, Guillermo Aranda, Felipe Adame, and Vidal Aguirre in 1992 due to sprinkler damage and graffiti.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 030

Renacimiento (Birth of La Raza Cosmica) and Los Niños del Mundo 1974

creator: Adame, Felipe
creator: Grupo de Santana Los Niños del Mundo and San Diego Artists.

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Slide photo of two Chicano Park murals. On the left is Renacimiento, (also known as Birth of La Raza Cósmica) and on the right is Los Niños del Mundo, also known as Quetzalcoatl.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 031

Cosmic Clowns, Los Niños del Mundo, and Tree of Life Undated

creator: Adame, Felipe
creator: Aranda, Guillermo
creator: Barbosa, Felipon
creator: Castañeda, Tomás
creator: Felix, Charles
creator: mural team from Los Angeles Estrada Courts Mural.
creator: Roman, Arturo
creator: Rosa, Pablo de la
creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Three freeway support columns side-by-side. Cosmic Clowns features a planet and three "alien" faces framed by a pair of hands, below which is a heart with an arrow through it and a snake wrapped around it. Very bottom is a phantasmal figure in white. Los Niños Del Mundo depicts two Quetzalcoatl heads facing outwards, a human figure holding a brush and palette apparently painting large fields of color. The Tree of Life has a fetus crowned by the four directions symbol, faces flanking. A row of people on either side. Below the central image is a tree whose roots grow into water where people bathe. Mario Torero restored Cosmic Clowns in 1992. Guillermo Rosete, Guillermo Aranda, Felipe Adame, and Vidal Aguirre restored Tree of Life also in 1992.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 032

Tree of Life 1974

creator: Adame, Felipe
creator: Aranda, Guillermo
creator: renovation 1992: Guillermo Aranda, Guillermo Rosete, Felipe Adama, and Vidal Aguirre.
creator: Roman, Arturo

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Mural in unknown media on a Chicano Park freeway column depicts a woman and child in the area above a tree. Below the tree are nude swimmers and a stream. 3. Detail is of the side panel of the Tree of Life mural, depicting a human figure in white and purple holding a wreath of laurels above its head.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 033

Chicano Park Takeover 1978

creator: Adame, Felipe
creator: Director of Chicano Park Marathon
creator: Gonzalez, Octavio
creator: Ochoa, Victor
creator: Rosete-Chávez, Guillermo

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A mural on an unspecified freeway support column features Chicanos planting, tilling, and caring for the land. A bulldozer from the takeover is in the center. At the bottom, Teotihuacan is depicted on the shore of a lake, a Tarahumara runner holds an Olympic-style torch and races across the Coronado Bay Bridge. Restoration in 1992 was done with Gesso base and Nova acrylic color. 1. "Chicano Park Takeover, 1978, commemorating April 22, 1970, the first "Earth Day" in the nation. To celebrate, love and respect "Mother Earth". Our USA nation is in a state of pollution, open space disappearing, our communities deteriorating, racial strife, the Vietnam War, and the worst police and immigration brutality. The terror is faced on the streets demonstrating for human rights, civil disobedience, marches, demonstrations expose Catholic religion exploitation and refusal to support the United Farm Workers, 1969, the takeover of the Ford Building, in Balboa Park, serves as the Centro Cultural De La Raza, after the idea of the culture center was initiated by the takeover of Camp Oliver, by the Católicos Por La Raza. Six chicanas were arrested. This act of disobedience also was to expose the vast land and property owned by the Catholic Church. The takeover of the Neighborhood House follows in 1970. The Neighborhood House, the core of the Chicano Free Hospital, today is now the Logan Heights Family Health Center. The takeover of land under the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge is the ultimate act of our Chicano Revolutionary Movement. The takeover of land from the State. This act is depicted in the "Chicano Park Mural." Mexican nationalism influences the painting of the Mexican flag, an error that is corrected during the restoration by Guillermo Rosete, who originally painted the Mexican flag instead of the original act of raising the flag of Aztlan, the Mestizo head of the three face image, European, Native, the child Mestizo. This photo shows the Mexican flag. A period of 14 years, Mexicans acquire more influence in the Chicano Movement, advancing to today, as Chicano's continue "Frente Presente"."--Salvador Torres. 3. "In this slide view the original flag that was hung on the light pole was the flag of Aztlan, not the flag of Mexico that Guillermo Rosete painted in 1978. Salvador Torres and Guillermo Rosete discuss the authentic historical event and Guillermo agrees to paint the flag of Aztlan during the restoration of this mural in 1991. The artists of this restoration are: Guillermo Rosete, Felipe Adame, Octavio Gonzales, and Vidal Aguirre. A dispute erupts among this mural team and Octavio "OGee" Gonzales is discouraged & refuses to work with this mural team. A mural working collective is a challenge in give and take, collective decision making and harmony are the essence of its success."--Salvador Torres.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 034

La Torceda April 1974

creator: Adame, Felipe
creator: San Diego Artists.
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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The deteriorating underside of overhang of column T-46, Chicano Park, depicts abstracted human figures and flames. "Allegory of becoming incarcerated in prison and the anguish felt as a prisoner."--Salvador Torres. This mural was restored in 1990 due to peeling of inferior paint. ("Adame was observed using his own unknown brand of paints.").
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 035

The Master Plan 1973

creator: Aranda, Guillermo
creator: Cervantes, José
creator: Quevedo, Abran
creator: Rosete-Chávez, Guillermo
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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This series of slide photos documents the creation of, modifications to, and the 1984 restoration (necessary due to fading and rock-throwing damage) of the Master Plan mural, also known as Quetzalcoatl. 1. Detail of the right side of the mural, still in progress. Images include: A hand holding a (sacred?) heart, adobe houses, an Olmec-like head, a brown hand clutching a lightning bolt, a sun/eye in the center of a pyramid looking at a skeleton, who holds a crucifix. "Mario Torero and Salvador make a night raid on the murals with spray can paints. This work is later enriched by Guillermo Aranda and Rosete, and Victor Ochoa. The raid was meant to integrate spray can paint used by taggers as an experiment to mix both types of paint. Salvador Torres experiences luminescent colors using copper, bronze, silver aluminum spray can paints reflected by auto lights passing by Chicano Park at night."-Salvador Torres. 2. "See Salvador Torres collection on the "Master Plan" mural. This view [March 1973] shows the San Diego Police Department approaching the San Diego artists. Salvador Torres had called Assemblyman Peter Chacon to assist the artists in protecting them from arrest or harassment. Pete Chacon complied. The San Diego Police Department came to observe what was taking place with the assault of the walls with color and imagery never before seen in San Diego."-Salvador Torres. 3. Chicano Park #T-Abut. A pyramid-like triangle houses a bent-arm cross, colorful indigenous imagery, a red star, and a yin-yang symbol. To the right is a United Farm Workers eagle with a question mark on it, above which flies a U.S.-style eagle. "This is the first time spray paint is introduced as a painting medium."-Salvador Torres. 4. Detail shows Aztec warrior, yin-yang symbol, Pueblo Community circle, and skeleton clutching a cross. "The Mestiza, (posed by Gloria Rebolledo Torres) during restoration by Jose Cervantes in 1984."-Salvador Torres. 5. Detail of a vinyl mural on a wall near Chicano Park depicts Quetzalcoatl, the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge, and the Chicano Park kiosco. 6. Detail of a vinyl mural on a wall near Chicano Park depicts Quetzalcoatl, a Native American face, an indigenous swastika, and a yin-and-yang monad. 7. Chicano Park #T-Abut. A pyramid-like triangle houses a bent-arm cross, colorful indigenous imagery, a red star, and a yin-yang symbol. To the right is a United Farm Workers eagle with a question mark on it, above which flies a U.S.-style eagle. 8. Detail is of left side of mural, with Coronado Bay Bridge, Chicano Park Kiosco, Quetzalcoatl, and an indigenous face. "The Master Plan of going all the way to the bay. At the bay a waterfront park with public access."-Salvador Torres. 9. Detail is of a face around the corner from the main portion of the mural, where a man's face has been obscured by drippings.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 036

Wall of Heroes and Martyrs 1973

creator: Aranda, Guillermo
creator: Cervantes, José
creator: Gomez, Guadalupe
creator: Quevedo, Abran
creator: Rosete-Chávez, Guillermo
creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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A mural in progress. #T-Abut on Logan Avenue. "This was the beginning stage of our learning about mural painting that included the destruction of our own works with experiments that failed, and paints that were not of high quality. The Monumental mural work process begins. Conceptual Art ideas become physical forms of permanent and nonpermanent expressions."--Salvador Torres.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 037

La Raza Cosmica 1974

creator: Aranda, Guillermo
creator: Castañeda, Tomás
creator: Five young ladies visiting the CCLR later called El Grupo de Santana.
creator: Quevedo, Abran
creator: Rosete-Chávez, Guillermo

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On T-46 of Chicano Park, an embryo develops amidst a male figure (left) and a female (right). Beneath it, maize sprouts from a Teotihuacán-like pyramid. A white aquiline silhouette rests between the woman and the child. "Symbols represented: man, woman, unborn child, corn, pyramid, white eagle, the future Raza, the first food substance establishes civilization in the western hemisphere, pyramid, mathematics, city planning, astronomy, spiritual values"--Salvador Torres. Restored 1990-02 for water damage and graffiti.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 038

La Vida Undated

creator: Badillo, Berenice

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A green lightning bolt pierces a heart. Lettering thereupon reads "La Vida". An elderly woman rends the rest of the composition, which is minimally chromatic, in two. This features a malicious-looking skeleton most prominently. An elephant is suggested, with a manacle reading "Cop". Also present are the Statue of Liberty, a person wearing a gas mask, and the numbers "187". "Column #H-45 Berenice Badillo, continues this mural technique, of "Stickies". These techniques are vulnerable to being torn off the columns by vandals as being experienced on Michael Schnorr's students mural on column #R-46."-Salvador Torres. This mural is alternately known as Mural in Chicana Park
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 039

Cosmic Clowns April 1976

creator: Barbosa, Felipon
creator: Castañeda, Tomás
creator: Rosa, Pablo de la
creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Vinyl mural on a Chicano Park freeway support column depicts three otherworldly faces between two hands across the top. Beneath them is a snake wrapped around a heart with a dagger through it. Beneath the heart is a phantasmic figure in white. The second slide is a detail of the white figure.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 040

South Gate 1988-1994

creator: Brailsford, Robin
creator: Chacon, Yelsa Jacques
creator: Community children.
creator: Salas, Roberto

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This series of slides documents a collaborative project to beautify Chicano Park freeway overpasses with painted enamel panels. 1-2. Chicano Park freeway overpass on I-5. Painting of a bat with words reading "Bat Vato". "This project was a suggestion by the architect, Rob Quigley, proposing a "North Gate, East Gate, and West Gate. Mr. Quigley's goal was to create an image for each location that will identify that community. A public meeting was held to express public opinion. Salvador and Gloria Torres attend. Salvador Torres states that out Barrio Logan community has an image created by our monumental murals since 1973. Mr. Quigley confesses publicly that he got his idea from our mural environment in hopes that other communities can create their own image using the "Gate" program."--Salvador Torres. 3. Children's painting of a party. "The concept of Chicano Park begins and continues to remain important to work the land as a park environment. The cleaning, planting and many issues that pertain to the park land are still important. To continue to create projects with any sincere concerns for our park land is not consistent with the original commitment of working the land painting and planting all the way to the bay. "The South Gate" project is created away from the park an installed upon completion. This methodology of making public art away from Chicano Park has been done on synthetic canvas, and even paper, and paste on the columns have demonstrated a reaction by vandals tearing and scratching the canvas and paper."--Salvador Torres. 4. A children's painting of two boys-- one black, one white-- shaking hands. 5. Chicano Park pedestrian overpass to I-5 freeway. Children's painting of unidentifiable beast/monster about to gobble an object. 6-8. "These artists were commissioned to create this project after a competition held by SDAC in 1988. Monies for this project are shifted to the Police Department and the "South Gate" is stalled until 1994. The pedestrian overpass becomes a graffiti gallery with trash and filth. The overpass receives paint over patches attempting to cover graffiti making the overpass a patch work of paintings with graffiti over the painting (see #10-660, #10-661.[)] [temp number] The enamel fired panel are the first to be used in Chicano Park, and can prove to be a successful technique. See the remaining slide views."--Salvador Torres. 9. A guitar and eighth-notes. 10. An enamel panel with cyclist and coyote or wolf.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 041

Pacific Beach San Diego (detail) Undated

creator: Bravo, Windy

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Detail is of a pink "wind" figure, blowing, and the top of a plant. "Windy Bravo is a woman muralist from Pacific Beach, California. She has joined with many other muralists who have created murals in the California public schools."--Salvador Torres. The second slide is a detail of a lizard.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 042

Chicano Park Logo 1976

creator: Assistants.
creator: Bueno, Rico
creator: Hernandez, Charlotte Terry

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"Graffiti attracts more graffiti. Mario Torero sprays at the bottom of the logo "Pura Raza", thus adding to the anarchist attitude of graffiti on our murals. Note "Logan" and other destructive graffiti begins to appear."--Salvador Torres. This mural has been restored numerous times as a result of vandalism associated with hatred.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 043

Mount Palomar Observatory May-June 1990

creator: Casares, Esmael
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Detail of the observatory (upper right) painted by Casares. "This view is from Ash looking east. The front of Family Recovery Center is near completion."--Salvador Torres.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 044

Corazón de Aztlán 1996

creator: Castañeda, Tomás

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Mural on #S-Abut featuring an elderly man and woman and an adult man and woman with geometric designs behind them. This mural faces the kiva. "This wall contains six attempts at mural painting utilizing the collective methods vs. individual working processes. This wall had been finished by the Chicano Park Arts Council Inc. Tomas Castaneda was invited many times to work collectively. Tomas being an original Chicano Park Arts Council Inc. member suffers a paranoia attack of drugs & alcohol, destroys the finished work of "pounced" drawing painted works. Tomas continues to suffer alcoholic binges. Salvador Torres is attempting to work with this problem of his beloved friend, Tomas Castaneda, psychic attacks."--Salvador Torres.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 045

Colossus original 1974, restoration 1989

creator: Castañeda, Tomás
creator: Congreso de Artistas Chicanos En Aztlan CACA and San Diego Artists.
creator: Lima, Mano
creator: Mansano, Lauri
creator: Quevedo, Abran
creator: Rosete-Chávez, Guillermo
creator: San Diego Artists.
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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A male figure with outspread arms holds up freeway on column #T-47, Chicano Park. "This restoration project was started by Salvador Torres Chicano Park Arts Council Inc. and the intent was to restore not renovate. Salvador Torres make anatomical studies to strengthen the image of a colossus holding up the bridge. Salvador Torres attempts to make planning meetings with Mario Torero unsuccessfully. Time runs out on the project that has city of San Diego funding. Salvador Torres is chastised for becoming director of the restoration project Salvador Torres organizes in 1990-92 by the Commission for Arts & Culture, a City of San Diego advisory agency. Mario Torero paints a different image, once again includes his own face into the Colossus with his hair parted."--Salvador Torres.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 046

Corazón de Aztlan, Sister City Yokohama, and Allende Undated

creator: Benavides, Emiliano
creator: Castañeda, Tomás
creator: Satoshi, Rocco
creator: Seja, Ruben
creator: Studio 24.
creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Slide photo of three different murals in Chicano Park.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 047

Memorial Junior High Historical Mural 1986

creator: Cervantes, José
creator: Rosete-Chávez, Guillermo
creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Mural by Guillermo Rosete, Mario Torero, Salvador Torres, Gloria Torres, and Jose Cervantes in Nova acrylic colors on Gesso base. 1. Slide is of a newspaper clipping of spectators admiring the mural at its unveiling. "Salvador and Gloria Torres create a mural at Salvador Torres' junior high school. This work is well over the pay received by the mural team. Salvador Torres adds the work to his dossier as proof of work in his community that can be credited to his National Defense Loan activity. Salvador Torres has a collection of letters describing Salvador Torres' volunteer services and lectures that were never paid to Salvador Torres, but prove that Salvador Torres has served his community in its national defense against blight, deterioration, visual and audio pollutions assaulting his community. Salvador Torres has used the visual arts as a creative defense. See Salvador Torres collection of San Diego Magazine December 1973 regarding this statement."--Salvador Torres. 2. Detail depicting students studying, playing sports, and graduating. 3. Detail of Sports, Arts, and Crafts portion. Students swim, run track, play basketball and soccer, paint, and spin ceramics. They represent diverse ethnic backgrounds. Memorial Junior High is in the background. Mural created using pounce drawings. 4. Entire mural. 5. Detail of vandalism on a girl's face. Detail of several faces.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 048

Preserve our Heritage 1977

creator: Craig, Eva C.
creator: de la Torre, Rosa
creator: Garcia-Torres, Julietta A.
creator: Lopez, Yolanda M., 1942-
creator: Mujeres Muralistas de San Diego.
creator: Torre, Cecilia de la

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A mural on columns #G-44 with a statement on a book in front of an eagle in front of a rainbow. Children grow from cornstalks. "The mural states: ‘Ya Basta! The schools are not teaching us. Over 50% of us Chicanos are pushed out of school. If we want to make it, we have to surrender our language. They want to make us coconuts, brown on the outside and white on the inside.’ See the video Chicano Park."--Salvador Torres. Restored with Nova color in the film Chicano Park due to smoke damage from homeless campfires. The second slide, although post-restoration, has been vandalized with white spraypaint.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 049

Chicano Pinto Union 1978

creator: Vargas, Tony de

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Mural in unknown media depicts an eagle in the indigenous style. On either side of it are United Farm Workers huelga eagle wings. Text reads, "Chicano Pinto Union Justicia Para Los Pobres".
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 050

Voz Libre: The Life of Pedro J. Gonzalez 1984

creator: Doudera, Yasue
creator: Esparza, Carlos
creator: Ochoa, Victor
creator: Rosete-Chávez, Guillermo
creator: Schnorr, Michael, 1945-2012

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Column #H-45 of Chicano Park, Logan Avenue. A visual biography of radio broadcaster and local hero Pedro J. Gonzales. 1-2. The entire mural. 3-4. The entire mural. Luis Espinoza holds an infant in front of the mural. 5. As seen from a distance. 6. Detail is of upper 3/4 of mural and features symbols associated with radio broadcasting, writing and music. The edges of the square panels are visible. "Painted at the artist studio and Centro Cultural, then taken to the Chicano Park site where they are glued on to the column H-46. This technique is introduced by Michael Schnorr, influenced by a "French" muralist has not fared well, the community is tearing and scratching at the surfaces. A metal flashing was used to contain the sides in coming off, creating a danger to the public. Manuel Parsons referred to this approach as "Stickies", because of the method used. This experiment of working in the artist studio, away from Chicano Park is akin to "Plop Art", no one knows when or what the art piece is until it is installed. There is no community interaction as the work progresses. This approach seems to be very successful in Europe. Not so in Chicano Park until a better solution is found where the art is not easily torn or desecrated."--Salvador Torres 7. Detail of the central portion. 8. Very bottom portion of Pedro Gonzalez mural, showing him operating a Morse code telegraph transmitter, as well as a biographical statement. This portion of the mural has suffered vandalism in the form of graffiti, which perhaps is the purpose of the detail photo.
Album 2, Slide Cat. 8 051

Filling Up on Ancient Energy (detail) 1980

creator: East Los Streetscapers.

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Acrylic mural on an exterior cinderblock wall depicts the face of four women.
Album 2-3, Slide Cat. 8 052

King Mural Undated

creator: Edwards, Eddie

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Mural in unknown media on an exterior wall of a building of Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School depicts the large face of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the background, a rainbow is in the sky above people demonstrating in front of the Washington Memorial reflecting pool.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 053

Mexico's History 1978

creator: Assistants.
creator: Espinoza, Raul
creator: Ochoa, Victor
creator: Schnorr, Michael, 1945-2012
creator: Students.

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Two snakes wrapped around a tree, heads at top. A soaring eagle at very top of column. On either side of the tree are figures of Mexican and Chicano heroes, including Cesar Chavez, Emiliano Zapata, a farmworker, Benito Juarez, Miguel Hidalgo, and a scene of the conquest with a mission. "In the original mural Raul Espinoza is the first to use airbrush techniques. Salvador Torres experimented with spray can paint, but stops due to inferior paint durabilities. 1991, restoration by Raul Espinoza, and Victor Ochoa."-- Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 054

Mujer Cósmica/Cosmic Woman 1975

creator: Favela, Ricardo
creator: Royal Chicano Air Force.
creator: San Diego Artists.
creator: Villa, Esteban

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Vinyl mural on a rubber-treated Chicano Park freeway support column depicts a woman with names and symbols written and drawn on her body. The names are of Marxist fighters and thinkers. The background is red, yellow, and green. 1. A view of the greater portion of the mural. "1975, Royal Chicano Air Force from Sacramento, California are invited to Chicano Park, San Diego to create their idea of mural work on the columns of Chicano Park. This slide view is of "Mujer Cósmica" was designed by Esteban Villa, assisted by Ricardo Favela, Royal Chicano Air Force and San Diego artists. See Salvador Torres collection, and Video Chicano Park."--Salvador Torres. 2-3. Detail is a close up of the center of the upper portion of the mural. It is highly angled. Only part of each of the symbols on the cross part of the "T" is visible. Photo accentuates the woman from head to upper leg. Words on her arms and body include: Chicano, Mona, C/S, Antonio, Amour, RCNF, Sí, Paloma, Ombligo de Aztlan, and Tio Ho. Symbols include: the owl, letters, crosses, and a sickle.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 055

Niños del Mundo 1976

creator: Gato, Charles
creator: Los Ninos del Mundo.
creator: San Diego Artists.

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Top to bottom mural features: two Quetzalcoatl heads, open books, a human figure climbing out of a book, abstract color fields, and mushrooms. 1. "Mural was created in 1974, photo documentation 1976. 1980 mural vandalized by Junk Yard workers upset with community wishes for a clean neighborhood. Also continuous graffiti."--Salvador Torres. 2. "'Ninos del Mundo' are invited by Abran Quevedo, ‘Gato Felix’ is engaged in creating murals for La Estrada Courts, [he was director of their mural projects] Los Angeles, California. This is the first of the most successful use of a column, all four sides are one, corners of the four-sided structure are made use of. The entire Cap Beam is designed as the head of the feathered serpent ‘Quetzalcóatl’."--Salvador Torres. This mural was destroyed in 1980 by "Racist attacks by the junk yard dealers. Paint bombs (soda bottles filled with white paint are thrown at the murals.) No restoration to date."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 056

Muralistas Mexicanos 1978

creator: assistants: Mural Marathon Team.
creator: Garcia, Rupert, 1941-

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Vinyl mural on a rubber-treated Chicano Park freeway support column depicts the faces of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros across the top. In the center is the face of Frida Kahlo.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 057

Codex 1978

creator: Gonzalez, Octavio

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A mural on unidentified T-Abut, Chicano Park, contains much indigenous imagery, including a deer, a priest, and plants, meant to evoke the Aztec or Mayan codices. "'OG' creates his theme as a codex, over the past 33 years he has made many changes to his imagery, he has experienced the effects of his materials changing them and rearranging his composition. Note in this slide photo the lid of the bridge drain flipped up. Once again a San Diego Park & Recreation and Caltrans negligence."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 058

Human Hand 1978

creator: Gonzalez, Octavio
creator: Lopez, Yolanda M., 1942-

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"Image shows 'OG's' interpretation of the 'Human Hand', at the lower column reads the dedication of Mujeres Muralistas, directed by Yolanda Lopez (See Chicano Park Video in Salvador Torres collection.)"--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 059

Che Undated

creator: Gonzalez, Placencio
creator: Ochoa, Victor

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Vinyl mural on a Chicano Park freeway column depicts the face of Ernesto "Che" Guevara from three different angles. 1. The main portion of the mural. 2. Detail features Ernesto "Che" Guevara's quote: "Decirle a riesgo de parecer ridículo, que el revolucionario verdadero está guiado por grandes sentimientos de amor" in Spanish and English. This mural was finished in 1980 by Victor Ochoa when Placencio Gonzales did not finish his work. "This slide photo is of a series documenting how the San Diego Parks & Recreation, and Caltrans water sprinklers damage our murals with their direct water blasts. Salvador Torres continues to argue this damaging process. Finally Caltrans shuts off the water at several of their sites. San Diego Parks & Recreation also follows. This is an example of the many challenges the Chicano Park endures without the support of guest artists and the members of the Chicano Park Steering Committee that do not live in Barrio Logan."--Salvador Torres. 3. Detail of vandalism.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 060

La Raza Cosmica and Los Niños del Mundo 1979-1980

creator: Grupo de Santana Los Niños del Mundo and San Diego Artists.

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"The viewer will observe the chain link fence in the foreground. This fence was finally removed to open more space for the Chicano Park."-- Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 061

Point Loma Mural of the History of San Diego 1999

creator: Imana, Jorge

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Mural in unknown media on an exterior wall of an unknown building depicts the history of San Diego: the arrival of Franciscan missionaries, a mission, early colonial life with a tall ship, the early days of commercial development under American rule, and the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. 1. A view of the entire mural. "This is one of the earliest murals painted in San Diego by Jorge Imana."--Salvador Torres. 1. Detail of a fisherman holding nets. 2. Detail of a surfer in the water near the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 062

National City Mural (detail) 1996

creator: Juarez, Edwardo

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Detail is of children at play in a barrio. "Edwardo ‘Eddie’ Juarez, muralist of National City, California creates the mural a neighborhood grocery store. This is a detail of his unique composition."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 063

Dedicated to the People Who Died During Operation Gatekeeper Undated

creator: Kalo Linares, Carmen

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Mural in unknown media on a Chicano Park freeway column (the back of the No Retrofitting mural) depicts an EZLN Zapatista with arms outstretched giving dual peace signs. He or she wears a cap with the word "Raza" and appears to emerge from above two hummingbirds. Text between his or her hands reads, "Todo el Poder al Pueblo y Todo el Pueblo al Poder". A dedication beneath the Zapatista reads, "Dedicated to The People Who Died During Operation Gatekeeper". Beneath the dedication is a stylized calavera. 1. The entire mural. 2. Detail of the upper portion of the mural. 3. Detail of the calavera at the bottom and the text, "Dedicated to the People That Died During Operation Gatekeeper".
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 064

All the Way to the Bay 1978

creator: Lucero, Roger
creator: Ochoa, Victor
creator: Olga, Rosa

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Vinyl mural on two concrete freeway support and the cap connecting them depicts the back of a man who holds a pole of a banner reading "All the Way to the Bay". The background is red and green. 1-2."'Hasta La Bahia', (1978) the rallying call to move masses to preserve public access on our coastal fronts. Victor uses Salvador Torres and Manuel Parsons banner slogan 'ALL THE WAY TO THE BAY'. Mural remains unfinished adding to more unfinished motley appearance."--Salvador Torres. 2. This photo is of the other side of the columns, where the completed mural shows the front of the man and a woman holding the poles of a banner. Text on the banner reads, "Hasta la Bahia!!".
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 065

Toltecas en Aztlan late 1990s

creator: Carlos, Rosa Olga
creator: Milan, Alvaro
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Column #S-47, Chicano Park. Upper portion depicts (L-R): a boy in front of a three-paneled object, possibly painting, an indigenous ceremony with drums, an eagle, several views of the feathered serpent, a Tolteca symbol with a heart, and three Pre-Columbian telamones. Bottom portion (Young Mother Earth by Salvador and Gloria Torres, the rest is by the other artists) has a face that is split across two sides of the column. 1. The entire mural. "This is a good example of how monumental imagery contrasts small figures. The lower portion of the column attempts to encompass the corner of the columns in order to make full use of the space available. Salvador Torres has discovered the more time given to the study of the columns' and abutments' challenging surfaces, the more complete a design can evolve making full use of a surface that can contain monumental imagery creatively, that can be viewed from a greater distance."--Salvador Torres. 2. Detail is of the telamones.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 066

Farmworker Family October 1975

creator: assistants: Royal Chicano Air Force.
creator: Montoya, José, 1932-2013

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The Royal Chicano Air Force's mural The Farmworker Family depicts a shirtless man with his arms spread Christ-like across the cap of the support column. In front of him are a woman and a child holding a book bearing the word "Leyes". The UFW huelga eagle forms the backdrop, and a stalk grows in the lower portion of the mural. This mural is alternately known as Leyes or simply La Familia.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 067

Mujer Cósmica and The Women Hold Up Half The Universe 1975

creator: Montoya, José, 1932-2013
creator: Royal Chicano Air Force.
creator: San Diego Artists.
creator: Villa, Esteban

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Columns #T45 and #S45 of Chicano Park. Left is a standing Mujer Cósmica, a female figure with words and symbols on her body: a cross, "Hecho in Aztlan" with a pyramid, "C/S" with chile pepper as slash, and a United Farm Workers eagle. Right is The Women Hold Up Half The Universe, (also known as Female Inteligencia) depicting nine cosmic female figures, one of which holds an infant. "Royal Chicano Air Force and San Diego Artists collaborate, San Diego artists prepare the columns and Royal Chicano Air Force are free to execute their own designs. Work is accomplished in approx. 3 1/2 weeks. 12 kamikaze pilots and 2 colonels, Armando Cid, Esteban Villa, Jose Felix, Juan "Ishi", Favela, Arturo Singh, Jose Montoya, Celia Rodriguez, the rest of the RCAF women participants are being researched."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 068

Aztec Brewery Mural 1934 (detail) 1934

creator: Moya de Pino, Jose

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Detail is of a hand. "Jose Moya de Pino, was a Spanish born artist that is the Spanish connection between the Mexican and Chicano mural artists. Mural was removed, mural artworks/ensemble stored at the Balboa Park Art Conservation Center, and other art works stored by San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. San Diego, California."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 069

La Raza Cósmica 1974

creator: Grupo de Santana (5 young ladies from Santa Ana, CA).
creator: Los Ninos del Mundo.

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Photo of the unfinished La Raza Cosmica, a Chicano Park mural depicting the unborn child that is yet to come to our earth. #T47 columns 1 and 2 shown, 3 not visible. A woman's face is the dominant image of this slide. "No assistance is offered by the Chicano Park Steering [Committee] due to their lack of understanding of art & mural work. At this time of 1974, Jose Gomez is Chairman of the CPSC, Abran Quevedo serves as an excellent mural team coordinator, he contacts NASSCO, & SDG&E as well as fundraisers. He uses the Esquela [sic] Del Barrio as our headquarters."--Salvador Torres. (Later, Proline proves not to be of good quality mural paint. This mural was restored in 1990 due to fading, graffiti, and sprinkler damage.).
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 070

The Master Plan (detail) Undated

creator: Noriega, Ramses

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Detail shows "The Pueblo Community Circle", a portion of the Master Plan mural depicting a group of people forming a circle in front of New Mexico-style adobe houses.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 071

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Nuñez, A.

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Work in unknown media (possibly pastels) appears to have been executed on a wall. It is abstract, with a green box surrounding designs. The remainder of the work is blue and purple.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 072

La Revolución Mexicana 1981

creator: Ochoa, Victor

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Vinyl mural on a Chicano Park freeway column depicts Mexican revolutionaries in black and white.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 073

Wall of Heroes and Martyr (detail) August 1973

creator: Ochoa, Victor

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The words "La Logan C/S" in the center of an Aztec calendar-like mandala. "Center composition of the Wall of Heroes and Martyrs, Victor Ochoa paints "La Logan" using a similar graffiti to relate to Logan graffiti."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 074

Chicano Park Children's Mural Undated

creator: Barrio Logan Children.
creator: Ochoa, Victor

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Vinyl mural on a Chicano Park wall under a freeway overpass depicts names and symbols in the style of children's art. 1-2. Views of the entire mural. 3. Detail of the central portion. 4. Detail of the left side, yet in progress. "Remains incomplete until 1984, Ramses Noriega, Salvador Torres, Ivan Navarro, and other children finish the wall. Note: names on murals stimulate graffiti that eventually destroys the purpose of mural painting. Names make a better statement in a designated location of a mural for names, logos, sponsors and dates and artists' statements. Shows the enthusiasm and impetuousness of individual creative exploration in mural painting. No wall preparations, (washing, cleaning, rinse, base coat for mural paint.) Proline painted directly on raw concrete. This process has resulted in the paint peeling, flaking, and colors dulling due to a lack of base color. This creative impetus of individual initiative, contrasts the collective mural preparations, logistics that included the San Diego Parks & Recreation, and Caltrans property jurisdictions, day and night lighting, relevant themes that can be related in color, movement, and unity with all other potential mural/sculpture/landscape sites within the 7.4 acre park and the Cesar E. Chavez 5.4-acre waterfront park."--Salvador Torres. 5. Detail of a UFW huelga eagle with a white heart. "This mural is restored and finished by the CPAC INC. along with children. This image is of the Farm Workers' huelga eagle. A creative happening occurs as half of the image develops down the middle. San Diego and Barrio Logan support Cesar E. Chavez, with many picket demonstrations, and especially our murals speak of this struggle and inspire greater support until the Union becomes a reality."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 075

Los Niños Son El Tesoro Del Barrio August 1975

creator: assistants: Parks and Recreation volunteers.
creator: Navarro, Rosa Olga
creator: Ochoa, Victor

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Mural on Chicano Park bathroom wall has a luminous child on a colorful triangular background. Circles depict four different scenes. L-R: A family, a pen, paintbrush, and book, a child doing pull-ups on a tree branch, a rabbit and a cornstalk on a landscape. "The bathrooms in Chicano Park have suffered graffiti, filth and neglect. The bathrooms were designed: one toilet, one urinal, one wash basin, for the men's restroom, the women's restroom has two toilets, one wash basin. Sadly, this neglect has encouraged drug use, and filth that has not been managed properly. By painting the Chicano Bathrooms this has curtailed graffiti. The filth is still a challenge, not like other Parks & Recreation bathrooms that receive a more careful attention. Why?"--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 076

Itzcalli Undated

creator: Itzacali
creator: Kalo Linares, Carmen
creator: Ochoa, Victor
creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Mural in unknown media on a freeway overpass depicts a feathered serpent behind the word "Itzcalli".
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 077

Varrio [sic] Logan 1978

creator: Ochoa, Victor
creator: Renovation team: Alvaro Milan, Spider, Eddie, Falco, Sapa, Salvador Torres, and others.

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Photo of column R-45, Logan Avenue, Chicano Park, San Diego, California. In addition to symbols in Torres' description, there is a nopal cactus and an 'Atlas' figure, like the one on the 'Mundo' card from Lotería. The Che mural is in the background. "The symbol of a peacock, (prison tattoo) imagery is combined with the Huelga eagle wings and contrasts the passive imagery of a peacock holding a rattle snake in its beak. Note the rattle is red, white and blue. The word Barrio is spelled with a "V", deliberately, including a small "B" at the base of the "V", to show the deliberate change."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 078

Mandala October 1975

creator: Orosco, Juanishi Valle

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Royal Chicano Air Force mural features two interlocked nude bodies, one male, the other female, to form a variation of the ollin symbol. From their nexus arises a beam of light up to a central star composed of United Farm Workers huelga eagles. Between the nude figures is an ojo de Dios and beneath them is the stalk of a grapevine. Agricultural fields fill the background. This mural is also known as Imlakesh ("I am the other you" in Mayan). Cross-reference with Non-center Programs and Activities. 1-3. The entire mural. 4. Detail of upper portion. 5. Detail of the lower portion and a side panel, which bears a poem.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 079

Progress for Peace and El Ojo del Maguey 1997-present

creator: Parsons, Manuel
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Column S-47 of Chicano Park. Progress for Peace in red on East wall by Manuel Parsons, El Ojo del Maguey by Salvador and Gloria Torres. "This mural is a work in progress."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 080

Master Plan Mural Undated

creator: Quevedo, Abran

Other Descriptive Information

An early version of the Master Plan mural.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 081

Read 1976

creator: Quezada, Josefina

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Black-and-white photo of a mural. "Salvador Torres includes Josefina Quesada's mural, "Read" to show children the importance of our mural movement, and that reading is a positive activity for success in education."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 081

Preliminary Design October 1975

creator: Rodriguez, Celia Herrera

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Royal Chicano Air Force muralist Celia Rodriguez designed this portion of the Chicano Park mural, here in its preliminary stages
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 083

Female Intelegencia 1975

creator: assistants: Community Workers.
creator: Balaciosos, Rosalina
creator: Desmangles, Barbara
creator: Lerma Barbosa, Irma C.
creator: Mendoza, Antonia
creator: Rodriguez, Celia Herrera

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Five women across the horizontal portion of column #T-45 hold their arms up to support sky, represented by yellow clouds. At the "T" juncture, a woman cradles a half-globe in her arms; a baby rests therein. The sun rises behind her head. Below an abstract feminine figure holds a yin-and-yang symbol, an indigenously-stylized bird, and stars. She rests on a rainbow created by the music of two nude female flautists. These hover on choppy water. Musical notes fill in the arch beneath the rainbow. The background for entire mural is blue. This mural is also known as The Women Hold Up Half the Universe. 1. The entire mural. 2. The upper portion of the mural. 3. Detail is of a woman's eyes and nose.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 084

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Roman, Arturo

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Mural in unknown media in Chicano Park depicts female revolutionary soldiers.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 085

The Wall of Heroes and Martyrs (detail)- La Virgen de Guadalupe 1973

creator: Roman, Arturo

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Detail is an icon of La Virgen de Guadalupe from the Wall of Heroes and Martyrs. 1. There is a man next to her whose shirt reads "Logan x--H--x" in graffiti-style writing. "Arturo Roman is also an excellent print maker. Arturo Roman left San Diego about 1974."--Salvador Torres. 2-3. Detail shows La Virgen de Guadalupe framed by a red rectangle. At her feet, instead of a cherub, is a "Vato"{note: the angel’s head is that of Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez} "Since the establishment of Chicano Park and the evolution of its Monumental Public Mural concept, the public has responded their approval by having photos taken of themselves and family standing in front of our murals. This photo activity extends into many professionals using our murals to advertise their products and cars. Many amateur student filmmakers as well as big film companies have made their films in Chicano Park. One such film with Chuck Norris, "The Force is One", uses the park and the murals in a negative stereotype manner. See attachment of Carlos Santana promoting himself for the Life Magazine, Story of Wood Stock Remembered, 1994."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 086

Liberacion (detail)

creator: Romo, Maricela

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Mural in unknown media on a Chicano Park freeway column. Detail is of the upper portion of the column, which depicts a woman breaking loose from chains and looking upward at a banner reading "Liberacion".
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 087

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Antonia, Barbara
creator: Axtito
creator: Becky
creator: Cuellar, Rodolfo
creator: Favela, Ricardo
creator: Gloria
creator: Gonzalez, Luis C.
creator: Lerma Barbosa, Irma C.
creator: Luá, Jose
creator: Maria
creator: Montoya, José, 1932-2013
creator: Olivia
creator: Orosco, Juanishi Valle
creator: Rodriguez, Celia Herrera
creator: Rosalinda
creator: Villa, Esteban

Other Descriptive Information

Slide photo is of a Royal Chicano Air Force mural in Chicano Park, possibly on the temporary storage building used to house their supplies.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 088

Multicultural Center USD Mural 1990s

creator: Salas, Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Mural in an office is non-representational. "Salvador Torres is invited to create a mural for the Multicultural center at the University of San Diego. Salvador Torres documents the space and Roberto Salas' mural panel for color combinations that can harmonize or contrast. The theme requested is the farm workers' issues. The University of San Diego does not comply."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 089

Murals of San Francisco Undated

creator: San Francisco Artists.

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This series of slides documents the murals of San Francisco, most from the Mission District. 1-6. The Minipark Mural (24th Street). Work in unknown media on an exterior wall facing the Mission District Minipark depicts faces looking at a Chicana Statue of Liberty. 2. Detail of a row of brown faces, one of which holds a liberty torch. 3. Detail of a natural scene with volcano, waterfall, animals, plants, and people. 4. Detail of an abstract pyramid and its builders. 5. Detail of brown hands reaching up to a stylized quetzal within a bordered circle. 6. Detail depicts a United Farm Workers huelga eagle in a red circle traversed by a yellow stripe. 7-8. Mural on the exterior front wall of China Books and Periodicals is an elaborate agricultural landscape. 9. View is of a mural on an exterior wall of the Mission District's BART station. "These slide films were brought to Salvador Torres by "Red Bird Films", the production Film makers that Salvador Torres assisted in producing "Chicano Park" a one-hour documentation. See Salvador Torres collection. Their intention was to show Salvador Torres that other murals existed in San Francisco and that they wanted to make the story of Chicano Park and its murals. Salvador Torres has used these slides to assist in educating children and others who have been interested in our mural movement."--Salvador Torres. 10. Mural is a Mexican agricultural scene from the Mission District's Cultural Center. 11. Mural is of a farmworker woman from the International Hotel, Chinatown, San Francisco. 12. Mural is of an angry man's face wearing a sombrero, and his hands. From the International Hotel, Chinatown, San Francisco. 13. Three-dimensional mural in unknown media on an exterior wall of La Peña Cultural Center Berkeley, depicts musicians. 14. Mural in unknown media on an exterior wall of the La Palma Mexicatessen in San Francisco's Mission District depicts a woman kneeling in an agricultural field. Two palm trees grow on the bank of a river running beside a cornfield. Two houses are in the background in front of a mountain. 15. A child eats a pear in front of a mural of children playing in a corn field. From the Health Food Store in the Mission District, San Francisco. 16. A personified sun. 17-18 Murals from Mission District alleys. 18. Indigenous iconography.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 090

Sister City Yokohama March 4, 1990

creator: Satoshi, Rocco
creator: Seja, Ruben
creator: Studio 24.
creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Day-Glo mural on a freeway overpass and adjoining wall features stars, spirals, lightning bolts, and some bestial figure, possibly a dragon. Cross-reference with Non-center Programs and Activities. 1. A view of the overpass. 2. A closeup of the overpass. 3. A view of the underside of the overpass. 4. A view of the adjoining wall.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 091

Undocumented Worker 1980

creator: Schnorr, Michael, 1945-2012

Other Descriptive Information

Vinyl mural on an acid-etched and rubber-treated Chicano Park freeway column a woman with a hammer in the upper panel. Lower panels are more abstract. The mural shows signs of deterioration.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 092

Death of Farm Worker 1979

creator: Schnorr, Michael, 1945-2012
creator: Yamagata, Susan

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Mural on column #G-46, Chicano Park depicting a human hand, left, and an agricultural tool, right, both grabbing onto either teeth of a gear or the rays of the sun. All this is at the very top. Beneath, a mountain, and a produce truck drives toward the vanishing point on a field. Just under this is a strike scene that has resulted in the death of a striker. Under this scene is a seemingly peaceful scene of cultivation. "Seemingly" because the harvesters are chained to boxes containing produce. The lower portion of the mural is not visible. This mural shows deterioration and vandalism. "Rufino Contreras, a farm worker from the valley is shot in the lettuce fields during a strike by the United Farm Workers, led by Cesar E. Chavez. Michael Schnorr, attempts a dramatic and emotionally tense scene, taken from Francisco Goya's period of the Disasters of War, series. "Execution of the Citizens of Madrid, May 3, 1808." Michael Schnorr, like many other artists paints themes of social commentary, inspired by the Chicano Movements' Labor Struggles and immigration issues of abuse. This dramatic column included a small fenced area at the column base. Michael made a fiberglass cast of his body, simulating a figure prone on the ground. He planted squash and flowers. This addition was destroyed by community vandals that rejected his final statement."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 093

Nacimento del Parque Chicano and Chicano Park Astrological Mural Undated

creator: Serrano-Velez, Dolores
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Acrylic mural on a Chicano Park freeway support column depicts a bare-breasted indigenous woman in a large feather headdress. Below her is a four-headed serpent, with one head in the place of each of the cardinal points. The woman is surrounded by concentric circles painted the consecutive colors of the rainbow. Above the words "Nacimiento del Parque" and "Chicano 22 abril 1970", which appear on either side of the woman, fly green quetzals. The area in front of the mural is a garden. 1-3. The entire mural. 4. Detail is of the left side of the mural. 5. Detail is of the right side of the mural. 6. Detail of the Nacimiento del Parque Chicano mural depicts a bare-breasted woman in a large feather headdress. Her bones are visible through her skin, as remnants of the preliminary process. 7. Detail is of the curandera's leg. 8. Detail of the curandera's face.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 094

La Marcha de la Humanidad (detail) Undated

creator: Siqueiros, David Alfaro

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Slide photos are details of Siqueiros' last mural, painted on the walls and ceiling of the Siqueiros Polyforum. 2. Detail depicts two stylized women, one of whom holds a child. 4. A man stands before the mural, giving an indication of the scale of the work.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 095

First Attempts at Mural 1973

creator: Toltecas en Aztlán.

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Slide photo depicts an early version of the Wall of Heroes and Martyrs.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 096

The Wall of Heroes and Martyrs Undated

creator: Aranda, Guillermo
creator: Aztleca, -2012
creator: Castañeda, Tomás
creator: Gomez, Lupe
creator: Llamas, Bebe
creator: Llamas, Samuel
creator: Luna, Benny
creator: Ochoa, Victor
creator: Quevedo, Abran
creator: Roman, Arturo
creator: Rosete-Chávez, Guillermo
creator: Toltecas en Aztlán.

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The Wall of Heroes and Martyrs , also called Historical Mural or simply Ramp 1A depicts the faces of the heroes of Mexican independence, the Chicano movement, and artists that strongly influenced the Chicano Art Movement. There are also other images of import to Chicano identity and to the movement, including the Virgin of Guadalupe, a can of Coors beer, anonymous revolutionary soldiers, a UFW march, and a Brown Beret. 1-2. The right side of the mural. "Restoration in 1984, Chicano Arts Council Inc. San Diego artists. Ramses Noriega, Tomas Castaneda, Gloria and Salvador Torres and other volunteers. Note nude figure above Ruben Salazar and Ortiz. This complementary orange color to the titanium blue center span changes. The mural becomes vandalized several times, paint bombs, graffiti, fading and peeling. Proline paints fade, Nova color is introduced by the Chicano Park Arts Council, paints run out, and artist need to work to keep family units supported, "cool blues" replace the warm yellow oranges. The names of the heroes and martyrs are not complete. Some figures were destroyed by graffiti, and vandalism, some were voted {some figures replace others. Some are censored for racial reasons. Dr. Martin Luther King is painted out. Salvador Torres documents these changes as they occur.} to be replaced as larger figures in other column spaces. Carlos Santana for one."--Salvador Torres. 3. Detail is of the faces of José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Carlos Santana, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, a calavera, a United Farm Workers march, and a circular mandala reading "La Logan C/S" above the Virgin of Guadalupe. 4. Detail of severe deterioration of mural. 5. Detail of the Wall of Heroes and Martyrs depicts the faces of David Alfaro Siqueiros, Carlos Santana, and Ernesto "Che" Guevara. 6-7. Detail from the Wall of Heroes and Martyrs depicts the faces of three men. They are Ernesto "Che" Guevara, an unidentified man, and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 8. Detail of the Wall of Heroes and Martyrs depicts the faces of Pablo Picasso and José Clemente Orozco. 9. Slide photo of a detail of the Wall of Heroes and Martyrs depicts Pablo Picasso. 10. Detail is of a circular mandala reading "La Logan C/S" above la Virgen de Guadalupe. The cherub at her feet has the face of Ramón "Chunky" Sanchez, a Barrio Logan musician. 11. Detail depicts a family at a UFW march, an Olmec head, and two Adelitas (female Mexican revolutionaries). 12. Detail is of a mandala with the words "La Logan C/S" in the center. This portion was painted by Victor Ochoa. 13. Detail is of the portion of the mural depicting a can of Coors beer beneath the words "Chale Con", a reference to the long-time boycott of Coors by Chicanos. 14. Detail is of the portion of the mural depicting soldiers of the Mexican Revolution.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 097

Colossus (renovation in progress) 1989

creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Mural in unknown media depicts a man holding up the freeway. The restoration is nearly complete.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 098

Cosmic Train Undated

creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Mural in acrylic paint on the exterior walls of an unknown building depicts a train. Various images common to the Chicano Art Movement are incorporated into the design.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 099

Elders Undated

creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Mural in unknown media on a low exterior wall of at the Paradise Senior Center depicts the faces of many elderly people and folklórico dancers. 1. A view of the entire mural, which appears to be undergoing restoration. 2. Detail of the faces of the elderly. 3. Detail of women dancing folklórico.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 100

La Tierra Mia Undated

creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Mural in unknown media on a Chicano Park freeway column depicts a worker swinging a hammer beneath the words "La Tierra Mia".
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 101

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Mural in unknown media in a San Francisco Mission District alley depicts a fetus surrounded by rings like those used to represent planetary orbits. The fetus seems to be emerging from a woman's vagina. Text on the legs reads, "Congresso [sic] De Artistas Chicanos En Aztlan S.D. Nov.4". Three faces occupy the upper portion of the mural.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 102

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Mural in unknown media on a wall bordering a freeway depicts two heads of feathered serpents, a crucified Christ, a circle with designs reminiscent of the Aztec sun calendar, the Earth, and a pyramid. Text around the earth reads, "Tierra Liberación Revolución".
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 103

(title unknown) (detail) Undated

creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Mural in unknown media on a Chicano Park freeway column depicts the faces of a female Brown Beret and a man in a bandanna. The second slide depicts a man in a brown beret.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 104

No Retrofitting Undated

creator: Kalo, Karmen
creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Mural in unknown media on a Chicano Park freeway column reads "No Retrofitting Saturday March 23, 1996 9AM Save Chicano Park".
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 105

Tribute to Laura Rodriguez Undated

creator: assistants: Community Youth.
creator: Kalo, Karmen
creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Mural in unknown media on a Chicano Park freeway column depicts the face of Barrio Logan health activist Laura Rodriguez in between two hands. Beneath her is a danzante Azteca. 1. A view of the whole mural. 2. Detail of the fingers of the upper left corner of the mural. "This detail view shows the problem the Chicano Park Monumental Public Mural work process in confronting pigeons roosting at the joint of the cap beam. Salvador Torres made a research on pigeon guano, spores germinate eleven types of airborne diseases, Valley Fever is one. Salvador Torres has had a struggle from the first pigeons to arrive at the "Frijol". See #1-28 [temp number], to the recent damages by the Caltrans Retrofit process that strips the metal at the column joint of the cap beam, causing a ripped, crackled top edge of 25 murals designated historical murals. Salvador Torres presses Caltrans Marty Rosen (see Salvador Torres collection) to develop a proposal to restore our work that is unfinished, flaking, and graffiti destroyed. 2002 Salvador Torres gets a call from San Diego Tribune/Union paper that a 1.6 Million dollar proposal had been approved by the State of California. Mario Torero, like many other invited guest artists that do not live in Barrio Logan, do not concern themselves with this issue, yet pigeons are shitting on their mural work."-- Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 106

Sherman and Logan 1998

creator: assistants: Lomas Doradas Mural Gang.
creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Deteriorated mural on the front of the Square Deal Market. "This mural has been removed and no other replaced. The mural began to peel and flake off."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 107

La Virgen de las Americas 1974

creator: assistants: Lomas Doradas Mural Gang.
creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Pro-line vinyl mural on a Chicano Park freeway column depicts the Virgin of Guadalupe above a globe. In lieu of her traditional attitude, her eyes are lifted and hands unfolded, instead performing a blessing.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 108

Baja Lobster Mural Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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This series of slides depicts the murals of the Baja Lobster Restaurant. 1. Mural in unknown media on an interior wall depicts lobsters and human and animal figures in a style reminiscent of Native American rock paintings. 2. Mural on an interior wall depicts a fish. Text beneath the fish reads, "Cortez Rainbow Wrasse". 3. Mural on an exterior wall just above a doorway depicts a two California lobsters.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 109

The Solar Pilot 1974

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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"Note: "La Tierra Mia" graffiti finally is included from #T-46 to #S-46 in the Chicano Park Logo on #S-46. Salvador Torres begins experiments using mirrors to capture solar light to create solar sculpture using solar holograms projected as beams of sunlight. Salvador Torres uses this method as a drawing technique. Salvador Torres creates movements and begins to experiment using mirrors to measure and distort images. Salvador Torres begins using glass beads implanted into the Proline Rubber Base, and spray can gold, silver, bronze colors to animate the figures in the mural. This process is so controversial, the San Diego police confiscate Salvador Torres' mirrors, (See San Diego Police Department Memo in Salvador Torres collection). The arrest of the mirrors result in many harassments and the confiscation of Salvador Torres' mirrors twice, Salvador Torres continued to experiment in his studio and away from San Diego Police Department."--Salvador Torres.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 110

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Mural in unknown media on a low wall depicts the faces of children.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 111

(title unknown) (detail) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Detail appears to be from an indeterminate mural. It depicts a woman kissing a child, who points to the viewer's left. Support columns for the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge form the background.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 112

(title unknown) (detail)

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Detail of a mural in unknown media depicts a man whose bones are visible through his skin. Just above him, a woman listens with her hand to her ear.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 113

(title unknown) (detail) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Detail of a mural in unknown media depicts the face of a horned man.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 114

(title unknown) (detail) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Slide photo appears to be a detail of a mural. Detail depicts two women and two children.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 115

(title unknown) (detail) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Slide photo appears to be a detail of a mural. Detail depicts two women and two children.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 116

Audobon Elementary School Mural 1992

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Acrylic mural on exterior walls of Audubon Elementary School depicts a roadrunner, children holding hands around a globe, and the faces of parents and children. The mural was later vandalized, with images of black students being targeted. 1. A view of the central portion of the mural. 2. Detail of the left side of the mural depicts the faces of two elderly people and two children. In the center, there is a bird in a nest above a door. To the right of the door is a bird flying in a yellow sky. 3. "Salvador and Gloria Torres are commissioned to create a mural at Audubon Elementary School. The theme is multicultural representing the students, parents and teachers. This slide view shows, "We Show Our Teachers and Parents Love and Respect" and "I Am Smart, Capable & A Success." The children model for Salvador Torres."--Salvador Torres. 4-5. Detail is of a red bird. 6. Detail depicts a child, a man, and a woman holding a child. The background is yellow. 7. Detail shows the vandalism to a young girl's face, which has an "X" spraypainted over it. 8. Detail shows the vandalism to a young girl's face, which has an "X" spraypainted over it. The vandalism reads "Fuck the Niger" [sic]. 9. Detail depicts four children from diverse heritages, one of which is in a wheelchair, and part of a globe and its surrounding message. "The Audubon Mural was dedicated to the parents, students, and teachers. Frances Perez contacted Salvador and Gloria Torres to be considered as muralists for the school. Frances was a club member of the "Drifters", a young woman's club of the 1950's (see Los Gallos club album of the 1950's)."--Salvador Torres. This mural was afflicted with vandalism over the faces of the African-American students in 1992. The graffiti was removed and an anti-graffiti sacrificial coat was applied for protection.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 117

Barrio Senior Villas Poster 1998

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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1. "This electrical anchor pole was badly burned in a previous fire in the business that was once located at this site, Industrial Cleaning bus. [2322 Newton Avenue, in front of Barrio Senior Villas complex.] Salvador and Gloria Torres became the resident managers (See Salvador Torres collection). Salvador Torres acquires permission from SDG&E to execute this Pole Mural. At the top of the pole is a model of a water fountain [invisible] that Salvador Torres made for Chicano Park in 1980."--Salvador Torres. 2. A view of the upper portion of the pole mural. 3. A view from the top looking down. 4. Slide photo of the lower portion of the Barrio Senior Villas Poste mural.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 118

Fall, Spring, Summer 1991

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Mural in unknown media on a wall at the San Diego State University College of Education depicts students and teachers beside a large hand with faceless children. The second slide is a detail of the hands.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 119

Kelco Historical Community Mural 1992-1993

creator: Espinoza assistant, Louis
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Acrylic mural on the exterior of the Kelco building, located at Cesar E. Chavez Parkway and Harbor Drive, San Diego, depicts animal and vegetable marine life, community scenes, and images of local industries. Cross reference with non-center programs and activities. 1. A view the entire mural as seen from across the street and down the way. From this angle, the kelp forest is dominant. 2. Detail is of two harbor seals, a large one in the foreground and a small one in the background. 3. Detail is of red and black sheephead. 4-5. Detail is of SCUBA photographer and a white shark. 6-7. Detail is of two blue fish. 8-9. Detail features a seahorse, a sea star (starfish), and a jellyfish. 10. Detail shows the Sea Otter and cloud formation section of the mural. 11. Detail is of a mother sea otter and her pup. 12. Detail is of a sea otter floating on its back. It balances a stone on its abdomen and holds a sea urchin, as if about to open and eat it. 13. Detail depicts three faces: an Asian woman, an elderly woman, and a Hispanic man. 14. Detail is of elderly bus passenger. 15. Detail depicts a person speaking into someone's ear, an African-American girl's face, and an elderly bus passenger. 16. Slide photo is a view of the central portion of the Kelco Mural. "This mural represents the history and future of the people, ocean and waterfront industries of our community. The sea life represented at the south end of the mural and ending on the west side of the loading dock of the Goldy building are as follows: Harbor Seals, Sheep Head Fish, Sea Urchins, White Shark, Kelp Bass, Sea Otters, Porpoise, Blue Fin Tuna, Green Sea Turtle, Marlin, Emperor Angle Fish, Kelp Crab, Octopus, Sea Horse, Star Fish, Kelp, and Barnacles. Representing the waterfront industries on the main mural wall are: the fishermen and cannery workers, the longshoremen, the shipping industries of NASSCO, South West Marine, Continental Maritime, the U.S. Navy, the trolley system of the 1940's and Kelco Division of Merck & Co Inc. Our community cultural diversity is represented in the image of a Mestizo Aztec dancer blowing the Queen Conch, blessing the heavens and earth. From the left and right of the Chicano Park Mayan kiosco design, are cloud images of the mythical cranes of Aztlan, and the rare Peregrine Falcons currently residing on the columns under the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge today. The great Quetzalcoatl of the Maya, Nahuatl, and Aztec civilizations is the god of life and fertility. The snake represents the earth, matter, fertility; the feathers of the quetzal bird, matter transformed into spirit, the synthesis of life. This unique transformation of creating matter into spirit parallels the harvested kelp process of creating algin products and specialty chemicals from kelp to serve the needs, health and spirit of mankind. The ancient maguey land plant, located on the roll up metal door of the building, is the contrasting comparable to the giant kelp marine plant. The maguey plant has been harvested for its fiber products which can be woven and sap is made into candy, pulque and tequila - a fermented drink. In the Pre-Columbian periods this plant also served the needs, health, and spirit of our native civilizations. In the fifth panel of the south end of the mural wall on Harbor Drive, is the image of a group of adults of diverse ethnic character and backgrounds communicating in silent harmony. To the left of the group is the multifaceted symbol of the "conversation," it contains the tongue, the symbol of languages, the ear, enlightenment and understanding, the nose smelling and tasting. The symbol of the eye is a spiritual vision. The colorful bridge column symbolizes the Chicano Park Monumental Public Mural concept. A mother cradles a sleeping infant, the symbol of family love. The Sea Otters also represent the symbol of the family. Above the Sea Otters are whimsical cloud formations of fantasy animals, created to amuse and stimulate the public imagination. The shark near the kelp diver represents the imminent powers of our prehistoric oceans."--Salvador Torres. 17. Detail shows a maguey cactus on a rolling door as well as dock above it. 18. Detail is of the bus portion of mural. 19. Detail of the bus portion of mural that covers the building's windows. The passengers and driver represent the ethnic diversity of San Diego. 20. Detail is of the conchero (danzante Azteca). He wears a feathered headdress and a United Farm Workers headband and blows into a conch shell. 21. Mural is in progress. Detail is of the Chicano Park kiosco without musicians or dancers. 22. Detail is of the "History of Our Community" portion of mural, featuring an elderly woman surrounded by children and a three-piece band (accordion, guitar, and stand-up bass) and dancers on the stage of Chicano Park's kiosco. The dancers sing "El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido". The shell of the conchero is also visible. The image is partially obscured by a telephone pole. 23. Detail features "History of Our Community" portion of mural, including the abuela. A tuna fisherman is to the right. This slide is traversed by a white streak, possibly light or film damage. 24. Detail is of the "History of Our Community" portion of mural. The abuela has not yet been painted in. 25. Detail is of cannery worker holding a tuna. He wears a union pin. 26. Detail is of male and female cannery workers and a ship. 27. Detail of the Kelco mural portrays swimming tuna. 28. Detail features a green sea turtle. 29. Detail of a fish on round corner of Kelco building next to loading dock. 30. Detail depicts an orange fish occupying a corner. 31-32. Detail is of a crab near the top of the building. Wires protruding from the building have been painted as the crab's eyes. 33. Detail of the portion of the Kelco mural painted on the loading dock depicting an octopus.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 120

Perkins Elementary School Mural 1997

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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"Salvador and Gloria Torres selected ‘James Russel Lowell School’, Salvador Torres' grammar school. The name is changed to Perkins after a dedicated teacher that taught there. Salvador Torres makes an extensive survey for developing color murals on the bungalows and the school play areas. The school undergoes some redevelopment and the project reverts to the wall surrounding the school. The idea is to introduce color into our industrially sterile environment."--Salvador Torres. The second slide is a broad view of Perkins Elementary's perimeter wall.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 121

Santa Fe A New Generation of Youth 1994

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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The left side of the Santa Fe Mural is called A New Generation of Youth and depicts five children and a dog reading a book. On the pages of the book are personified fruits and vegetables in a beach scene. At the top of the mural is the Torres' signature and the text "Salvador R. Torres & Gloria R.Torres (copyright) 1994 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co." 1. A view of the children and one page of the book. 2. Detail is of a young girl's eye. 3. Detail is of an ear. 4. Detail is of a personified carrot surfing on a banana, an image from the book. 5. Detail is of a pear guitarist, an image from the book the children read. 6. "Salvador and Gloria Torres were invited to create a mural for the children of Barrio Logan. Salvador and Gloria Torres design this mural as a storybook of the bay front park that is now known as the Cesar E. Chavez Water front Park. In this slide view Salvador Torres creates "Don Cacawate", a funny character from his childhood stories heard in the labor fruit and grape camps of California. Salvador Torres finds an image from a peanut butter label that inspires Salvador Torres' recollections of "Don Cacawate". There are many funny stories about the adventures of "Don Cacawate". The strawberry is inspired from a character that walked by Salvador and Gloria Torres' mural site on his lunch hour walks."--Salvador Torres. 7. Detail is of a personified happy sun from a page of the book.
Album 3, Slide Cat. 8 122

Santa Fe Railroad and Waterfront Industry 1994-1995

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Slide photos of the Waterfront Industry portion of the Santa Fe Mural, depicting shorebirds, a futuristic train, and industrial buildings. 1. The entire mural. 2. Detail is of an egret in flight that serves as transition point between the New Generation of Youth and the Santa Fe Railroad and Waterfront Industry murals. 3. Detail is of the California Poppy and an Egret taking wing. 4. Detail of two California Poppies, one blooming and the other closed. 5. "Slide by Salvador Torres of the California Poppies. Salvador Torres recalls when Salvador Torres' family drove up into the hills near Facett Ranch in Los Banos, California. Salvador Torres includes the Facett Ranch, fields and the hills covered with California Poppies. Salvador and Gloria Torres place the California Poppy on each end of the building mural, as a design element that includes the symbol of the "Scenic Route" of California highways. Also see #6-409[temp number]."--Salvador Torres. 6. Detail is of an Egret's head. 7. Detail is an Egret's blue foot. 8. Detail is of an Egret's wing. 9. Detail is of transitional corner. 10. "Slide photo by Salvador Torres shows a modern version of the bullet train, passing a wetlands scene. This slide image shows the train before the inclusion of mirrored stainless steel place in the gray areas of the train sides. The effect of the mirrored stainless steel sections reflect passing cars and the MTD red trolley that passes north and south across the Harbor Drive. This effect gives the illusion that the train in the mural is moving, instead the reflected images are the ones moving."--Salvador Torres. 11-12. The entire mural, photographed from the left side. 13. Detail is of a wading egret, a swimming duck, and a stork's head in front of a futuristic train. 14-15. Detail is of three swimming ducks and the front of the futuristic train. 16. Detail shows wading egret before a modern train. Stainless steel panels do not appear to have been affixed yet. 17. Detail is of a wading egret in front of a futuristic train. 18. Detail depicts a wading Egret facing the viewer's right. 19. Detail shows mallards and other ducks near the bottom of mural. This photo was taken at an angle. 20. Detail is of a duck. 21. Detail depicts a floating mallard. 22. Detail of the north wall featuring a polychromatic wading egret. The futuristic train is visible in the rear. "A futuristic train represents the railroad industry. Representing the tourist industry is the San Diego Convention Center, and the major hotels surrounding it. The great blue and green egrets wade peacefully in the wetlands of our coastline. This scenario depicts the ideal of coexistence of education and imagination, community history, industry and the environment."--Salvador and Gloria Torres. 23. Detail is of a wading egret in front of a futuristic train. 24-25. Detail is of a wading Egret; the train is not visible in background. 26. Detail of a wading Egret with a long neck. 27-28. Detail is of a flying egret in front of a futuristic train and a partial San Diego cityscape. 29-30. Detail is of a wading egret in front of a partial San Diego cityscape. 31. Detail is of the head and beak of an Egret. 32. Detail is of the portion of the mural that spans the corner. Two egrets (one on each wall) share a body that splits the corner. In the center of the body is a cross-section of an egg containing an embryonic egret. The body forms the shape of a heart. This portion of the mural is entitled The Heart & Life of an Egret. 33. Detail of the bottom right corner of the north wall depicting three crabs. 34-35. "Slides by Salvador Torres of Santa Fe mural show the shell life that was dug up in making the sidewalk. Salvador and Gloria Torres include these shells amongst the crabs and pickle weed. They are attached with Nova Super Gel."--Salvador Torres. 36. Detail is of bottom corner and shows how 3-D obstacles are tackled. Crabs wrap around the corner.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 123

Santa Fe Wetlands Mural 1994-1995

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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1. "Slide shows the "Santa Fe Wet Lands Mural" finished, note, the 67 sculpted Sandpipers are carved from the walls step fret design. This process took Salvador and Gloria Torres two weeks of sculpting. In the background are the 10th Avenue terminal silos. Salvador Torres proposed that these 14 structures employ a color design that would be complementary. (see Salvador Torres collection copy of the Continental Maritime Proposal)."--Salvador Torres. 2. The entire mural, photographed from the left side, across the street, and down the way. 3. View of entire mural wall. "2nd North Wall painting contains 67 chiseled flying sea birds. This motif contrasts the other murals on Harbor Drive, that contain mirrored stainless steel, glass mirrors and the integrated use of windows, doors, electrical conduits and mosaics. In this 2nd North wall painting, the practical use of the concrete black saved and enriched the original motif design of this wall space of the Santa Fe pacific Pipeline Facility. This wall mural represents several endangered sea shorebirds that exist along the San Diego, coastal wetlands. The mural painting reads from left to right, and portrays the following shorebirds: the Plover, a small shorebird of mudflats and beaches; the Marbled Godwit, a large brown shorebird with a very long thin upturned bill; the Long-billed Curfew, a large sandpiper with a long down-curved bill and slender long legs; the American Avocet, a large long-legged wader with a long thin upturned bill, black and white, with a cinnamon head; sanderlings, a tiny sandpiper of sandy beaches; the Black-Necked Stilt, this tall slender wading bird has long red and pink legs, body is black above, white below with a black bill; finally at the far right side of the mural are the Dowitchers, a plump medium-size sandpiper with bills much longer than heads. Dowitchers are known for their "sewing machine" feeding action. All of these beautiful shorebirds were sketched, photographed and studied by Gloria and Salvador on the tidelands and at the San Diego River. The Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline wall mural is the most colorful of the three murals on Harbor Drive. This mural's sunset colors seem to explode and transform the wading birds into mystical avian icons of our California historical and prehistorical resources that need to be protected from destruction and abuse. The Harbor Drive murals are a major contribution to the historical art treasures of the community. The creation of these murals were witnessed by thousands of commuters from both cars and the MTDB Trolley. A unique example and asset to any community seeking to redevelop authentically, imaginatively and creatively. The Torres' stated, 'Our vision is to continue to include industry, commercial, and recreational businesses to unify its gateways to knit together our neighborhoods and its major waterfront industries.'"--Salvador and Gloria Torres. 4. Detail is of a chiseled bird in the upper left corner. 5. Detail is of two Plovers. 6. Detail is of Plovers and a Marbled Godwit. 7. Detail is of Plovers. 8. Detail is of Marbled Godwit. 9. Detail is of Marbled Godwit. 10. Detail is of shore plants. 11. Left 3/4 of mural, photographed from the right side. 12. Detail is of two Long-Billed Curlews, each facing opposite directions. 13. Detail is of a Long-Billed Curlew. 14. Detail of three chiseled birds. "Wetlands mural detail, crack brick sculpture relief. Hammers and chisels, acrylic Nova color and Gesso base. Painting influences: impressionists, Audubon, Pre-Columbian sculpture, Baja Ca, mural iconography, rock art of the Southwest, color field painting."--Salvador Torres. 15. Detail is of three chiseled birds. 16. Detail is of two American Avocets beneath a row of chiseled birds. 17-18. Detail is of American Avocets. 19. Detail is of American Avocet and four chiseled birds. "These slide photos express how the mural painting process Salvador and Gloria Torres develop from life sketches, photos, of the San Diego wetland birds. Particularly the fact that in this very area our community of Logan Heights had, like Salvador Torres, the opportunity to marvel and appreciate these wetland sea life. With the waterfront development by major industry begins the decline of wetland bird life in Logan Heights waterfront, and our blocking off our public access to the water. This is unlike all other waterfront communities of the seven sister cities of the Unified Port District jurisdictions. The serious neglect of these public privileges cause the state of California to form the California Coastal Commission. Salvador Torres and others support Prop 20 and attend many coastal and Port meetings. A demand is made that affects all the coastline of California. PUBLIC ACCESS & SAVE THE WETLANDS, VERNAL POOLS & WETLAND SEA LIFE & ALL BIRDS & ENDANGERED MAMMALS."--Salvador Torres. 20. Detail is of preliminary stages of painting of Sanderlings. 21. Detail shows Sanderlings and three chiseled birds. 22. Detail is of Sanderlings. 23. Detail is of three Sanderlings. 24. Detail is of two Black-necked Stilts. 25. Detail is of early version of Dowitchers. 26. One chiseled bird, no paint applied. 27. Detail is of one chiseled bird. "Details Nova wash technique surrounding the Sandpipers images."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 124

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Slide photos of a three-dimensional mixed media mural. A carved and painted wooden frame surrounds the painted portion of the mural on three sides (all except the bottom). The painted portion of the mural depicts three women. One holds grain in her arms, one holds a jar on her head, and one holds a child in her arms. In front of and below the painted portion of the mural is a wooden sculpture of a Mexican revolutionary. 1. The entire mural. 2. A woman holding a child. 3. Detail depicts the face of a woman. Her braided hair is visible beneath a head covering. 4. Detail depicts the face of a woman from her eye to her chin. The remainder of her face is cropped. 5. Detail depicts three women: one holding grain, one balancing a jar on her head, the third holding a child. 6. Photo is of the interior of a building containing a chandelier, a stained glass window, a mural within a large wooden frame, and two panels of wood painted with Aztec figures. The mural depicts three indigenous women. The photo gives the mural some context.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 125

Wilson Academy Fountain Mural 1989

creator: Student assistants.
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Slide photos of a three-dimensional mixed media mural. A carved and painted wooden frame surrounds the painted portion of the mural on three sides (all except the bottom). The painted portion of the mural depicts three women. One holds grain in her arms, one holds a jar on her head, and one holds a child in her arms. In front of and below the painted portion of the mural is a wooden sculpture of a Mexican revolutionary. 1. The entire mural. 2. A woman holding a child. 3. Detail depicts the face of a woman. Her braided hair is visible beneath a head covering. 4. Detail depicts the face of a woman from her eye to her chin. The remainder of her face is cropped. 5. Detail depicts three women: one holding grain, one balancing a jar on her head, the third holding a child. 6. Photo is of the interior of a building containing a chandelier, a stained glass window, a mural within a large wooden frame, and two panels of wood painted with Aztec figures. The mural depicts three indigenous women. The photo gives the mural some context.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 126

Young Mother Earth February 22, 1990

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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"This work originally began in 1974, with the preparation of the column with Proline paints & rubber base. The column remained into the 1980's. During the Young At Art program, these students were brought in to assist. The upper cap of the column is yet to be painted by Rosa Olga, Carlos Garcia, Alvaro Milan."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 127

Viva La Huelga! 1973

creator: Toltecas en Aztlán.
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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A painting of La Virgen de Guadalupe among a crowd of people with huelga flags above. "The center figure with the mustache is Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez. July 13, 2002 this wall is deteriorated badly, some figures are now lost, due to peeling. Caltrans, The San Diego Commission for the Arts & Culture have made no effort to restore. Salvador Torres calls meetings with Caltrans, City, and Chicano Park Steering Committee."--Salvador Torres. The mural was restored in 1984 due to fading and peeling.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 128

April 22, 1970 1989

creator: Lagler, assistant: Matthew
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Protesters protest and farmers till, a skeleton, and a woman's face are depicted on Chicano Park #T-Abut. "The Abutments #T & #S have been traditionally planted with ivy and ice plants. This is ivy, ice plant mentality has been used throughout California's highways. Possibly this landscape design is promoted not for its aesthetic but for its economic values. Taking under consideration that public art was not part of California's highway designs until the Chicano Park Monumental Mural Concept evolves. Salvador Torres observes that since April 22, 1970, Caltrans now introduces concrete low relief designs on their abutments."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 129

Perkins Burn Institute Mural March 1997

creator: Students.
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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"The creation of an educational color mural at Perkins Elementary, to educate and enrich the lives of students, parents, teachers and visitors, about reducing and eliminating the incidence of burn injuries caused by hot liquid scalds. This program will help students and teachers to explore abstract shapes, patterns, lines, movements, textures, and colors as complimentary harmonious art forms. The composition will be composed of imaginary geometric and amorphous free forms. All figurative subjects will be stylized."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 130

Master Plan (detail) 1973

creator: Chicano Park Arts Council Inc..
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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"This section of The Master Plan illustrates the four directions in red. Restoration funds by COMBO, a nonprofit organization, delegated to disperse City of San Diego funds to art organizations. Ramses Noriega assists Salvador Torres in organizing the San Diego artists into 1. The Chicano Arts Committee, 2. Chicano Park Arts Council, and finally, 3. The Chicano Park Arts Council Inc. This responsibility can not be maintained by the other San Diego artists. Salvador Torres can not sustain CPAC Inc. by himself. CPAC Inc. becomes inactive." Salvador Torres. The mural was restored in 1984 due to fading and damage from rock-throwing.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 131

The Tree of Life (in progress) 1991

creator: SDSU professors and students.
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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"The mural is in its working process, Note, the pounce drawing has now taken on the brush drawing over the pounce dots making a singular linear stable flow open for the mural painting within the outline forms. Salvador Torres experiments with this traditional process making several other murals in this technique. In contrast Salvador Torres also creates free hand imagery free from strict methodologies in other future murals. (See other examples: Kelco, Santa Fe, etc.)."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 132

Homage to the Young Father (detail) Undated

creator: Bryant, Danny
creator: Cervantes, José
creator: Diaz, J
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Detail is of a father and young children. "This detail of the Homage to the Young Father is an important symbol to our young families struggling to keep together, respecting our mothers, and fathers, and especially our young children. These two, the mother and father were developed by the use of the pounce cartoon technique of the past mural work process of Old World Mural technology. Salvador Torres/CPAC Inc. experiments for success. To date there are six mural works painted on top of each other in a fantastic struggle in attempting to mural paint at the monumental scale. Individual vs. collective group effort."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 133

Young Mother Earth and Toltecas en Aztlán 1990

creator: Garcia, Carlos
creator: Milan, Alvaro
creator: Olga, Rosa
creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Acrylic mural on the lower portion of a Chicano Park freeway column depicts a feminine face spanning a corner. The upper portion of the mural depicts three indigenous statues, a freeway, and the symbol of the Centro Cultural de la Raza.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 134

Los Angeles Performing Arts Center Undated

creator: Twitchell, Kent

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Slide photo of murals on three different surfaces of a parking garage depicting members of the Los Angeles chamber orchestra. 1. A view of all three. 2. "Salvador and Gloria Torres go to Los Angeles to the Self-Help Graphics, and are impressed by the Kent Twitchell's monumental scale mural works of 6 to 8 floors high. This view of the figure looks as though it's a traditional photo. The gesture appears static with the feeling of a dynamic poster billboard image. The technical process is outstanding in its realism, size and logistics in accomplishing monumental scale mural works."--Salvador Torres. 3. A detail of the violinist on the right-most wall.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 135

Mano a Mano (detail) 1992

creator: Villa, Esteban

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Mural in unknown media on an unknown wall depicts a stylized Aztec Eagle knight
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 136

Mujer Cósmica/Cosmic Woman (side panel) October 1975

creator: Villa, Esteban

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Side panel maintains color scheme of primary face but features scorpions in white with black outline.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 137

Coatlicue 1980

creator: Schnorr, Michael, 1945-2012
creator: Yamagata, Susan

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Vinyl mural depicts the goddess Coatlicue, our mother and destroyer. She holds the sun in one hand and the earth (turtle island) in the other. The moon is behind her. She is multi-colored, but green and purple dominate. The background is a fiery red. Beneath her feet are indigenously-stylized snakes or dragons. Text reads: "Coatlicue Diosa De La Tierra Earth Goddess". 1. A view of the whole mural. 2. In this slide, the vandalism of paint bombs has been incorporated into the mural design, taking the form of fierce serpentine faces. 3. "Vandalized by junkyard employees in the 1980's. Paint bombs, in soda bottles thrown at many Chicano Park murals in protest of the "Varrio Si, Yonkes No" campaign to clean up the neighborhood. Michael Schnorr repairs and integrates the splashes, see upper right hand side of the figure's head. Other areas were re-painted. Salvador Torres suggests to Michael S. to take advantage of the expressive power of the paint bomb explosions. Michael paints them in color and adds a dog's head at the mid lower left hand side. The dog "roach" was immortalized in the mural. The dog belonged to one of the gang members of Varrio Logan. The dog was named "Roach" because he loved to eat marihuana butts known as a 'Roach'."--Salvador Torres. Vistor Ochoa assisted. 4. Column S-45 or Coatlicue side panel. "Note the lower portion of the column makes good use of the lower side of the column, while the upper half employs a green and purple color, similar to the Ochoa and Garcia mural (see #5-321) example of poor use of prime valuable space. Manuel Garcia, Salvador Torres, and Arturo Singh dig up lawn sod and Manuel and Carmen plant flowers and cactus, much later as shown."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 8 138

Hands-On Mural Works 1973

creator: Young At Art Children.

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Mural on side panel of freeway support column features the United Farm Workers eagle, the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge, a beach, and a Chicano Park playground. "(See Salvador Torres collection, San Diego Magazine, Dec. 1973.) The importance of a progressive art curriculum for all grade levels, begins with efforts by Salvador Torres and Victor Ochoa hands on (see Salvador and Gloria Torres Young At Art Program) mural works. There is a serious deficiency in teaching the visual arts, resulting in visual expressions in public and private properties. Children as well as adults can benefit from creative and imaginary activity that drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture can provide."--Salvador Torres.
 

Paintings

Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 001

Cuauhtémoc 1970

creator: Aranda, Guillermo

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Cuauhtémoc, the last Emperor of Mexico, sheds a tear. "1969-1970 Salvador Torres captures the use of the Ford Building in Balboa Park. (Now the Space Center). Guillermo Aranda designs and paints the first flag of Aztlan, (See the Wall of Heroes and Martyrs, CP on Logan Avenue #T-Abut). Flag is used for the first time in the Chicano Movement in San Diego in the first march {Dia De Las Madres May 10, 1970} from Barrio Logan to the city administration C Street down town San Diego. The flag is later hung in the Ford Building (See far right image in attachment). With the capture of the Ford building the flag is hung on a light pole during the take-over of the land under the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge to create Chicano Park. Salvador Torres, Mario Torero, and Aranda create images to hang on exterior of the take-over of the Neighborhood House along with the flag of Aztlan. Guillermo Aranda creates the image of Cuauhtémoc."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 002

C/S Chicano Parque July 1974

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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A green panel with Pollock-style direct painting in red. Red heart in center and words in yellow (probably spraypaint) read "C/S Chicano Parque". It is unclear where this panel is located.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 003

Si Se Puede August 1973

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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A no-parking sign has been painted dark blue, with the text "Si Se Puede" in light blue and white. Possibly an example of the reclamation of local materials and facilities reconfigured by and for the Chicano community.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 004

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Slide photo appears to be a paper portable mural of an underwater scene, probably created as part of a Young At Art workshop.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 005

(title unknown) 1969

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Painting in unknown medium depicts the bust of a man wearing a large turban or headdress. Colors are black and white.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 006

(title unknown) 1998

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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From California State University San Bernardino's exhibition "Aquí Estamos Y No Nos Vamos". This mixed media painting is on a textured surface, possibly cardboard. A yellow face in the upper middle is framed by painted red flames at the bottom and burned matches that have been adhered up and down the sides of the work. "These slide photos are of artwork in the University of California San Bernardino, Gallery. Salvador Torres did not take the names down (Artists Unknown). Joe Moran, Print Making instructor and 2002 Chairman of the Art Dept. invited Salvador and Gloria Torres to the show. See Salvador Torres collection for information on catalogue."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 007

(title unknown) 1998

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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From California State University San Bernardino's exhibition "Aquí Estamos Y No Nos Vamos". This painting mimics the collage technique of overlapping images. The primary image is of an adobe house with a nopal in front of it. The bottom lower corner has a Maguey framed by semicircular bands of design, including some sort of livestock (either pig or sheep). This Maguey image overlaps the adobe abode. The entire work is cut by a three-dimensional strip (it appears to stick up off the canvas) of pink with floral designs and handprints that goes from the upper right corner to the bottom center. Bottom right corner is green with a river flowing to the corner. The work is mostly framed by an indigenous style border. "These slide photos are of artwork in the University of California San Bernardino, Gallery. Salvador Torres did not take the names down (Artists Unknown). Joe Moran, Print Making instructor and 2002 Chairman of the Art Dept. invited Salvador and Gloria Torres to the show. See Salvador Torres collection for information on catalogue."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 008

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Painting in unknown media depicts a United Farm Workers huelga eagle. The background is primarily pink.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 009

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Painting in unknown media depicts migrant Aztecs witnessing their unique sign from Huitzilopochtli - an eagle atop a nopal cactus devouring a serpent.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 010

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Painting in unknown media depicts an indigenous man bound to a stone. His feet are above a small container holding a fire. Beside him stands a conquistador. The painting apparently relates the semi-mythic story of the torture of Cuauhtémoc, who refused to reveal the location of the gold of the Aztec empire. The frame of this painting is wooden and features ornate carvings on the right and left sides. The carvings are in a style typical of Mayan art.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 011

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Painting in unknown media depicts people paying tribute to Mesoamerican dignitary.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 012

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]

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Work in unknown media features numerous graffiti-style tags and messages. Text at the bottom reads, "La Logan".
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 013

El Coyote 1973

creator: Castañeda, Tomás
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Mixed media painting depicts a woman holding her hand out to a coyote. The coyote, who stands on two legs and has an erection, holds out a bowl to the woman. 1. The entire painting. "This painting was created with the intention of team-work with Tomas Castañeda, that we could later work in harmony as mural team workers."--Salvador Torres. 2. Detail of the head of the coyote. 3. Detail is of the coyote's male genitalia in red. 4. Detail depicts three women's faces.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 014

Campesino 1976

creator: DeSiga, Daniel

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Painting depicts a farmworker bending over amid rows of sprouted greens. His hat and position obscure his face and he holds a short hoe in one hand and a plant in the other. "Salvador Torres has used the CARA [Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation] catalogue as a reference in lecturing to children of the struggle and victories of our Chicano Movement. Salvador Torres relates to this image as a child working along side his mother with the short-handled hoe (now outlawed by the farm workers union) "chopping cotton". This is the farm work that thins out the rows of young cotton plants. Later, Salvador Torres works in the lettuce fields thinning out lettuce plants."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 015

(title unknown) 1998

creator: Garcia, Linda L.

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From California State University San Bernardino's exhibition "Aquí Estamos Y No Nos Vamos". This painting depicts the face of a young woman, central, in yellow. Above her is an angel, also in yellow. Below her is a devil, in red. Behind her is a spatial field of dark-red hearts. Upper right corner has the face of a cat, possibly Felix? "These slide photos are of artwork in the University of California San Bernardino, Gallery. Salvador Torres did not take the names down (Artists Unknown). Joe Moran, Print Making instructor and 2002 Chairman of the Art Dept. invited Salvador and Gloria Torres to the show. See Salvador Torres collection for information on catalogue."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 016

(title unknown) 1988

creator: Lagler, Matthew

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Painting is of a boy. Part of Barrio Art Class.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 017

(title unknown) 1988

creator: Lagler, Matthew

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Painting is of a cat. Background is filled in with fields of color. Part of Barrio Art Class.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 018

(title unknown) 1988

creator: Lagler, Matthew

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Landscape features large arch, street, and trees. Part of Barrio Art Class.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 019

Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of Guadalupe 1978

creator: Lopez, Yolanda M., 1942-

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Left is the artist's grandmother, seated, in Virgen motif. Right is the artist's mother, ironing, in Virgen motif. "Salvador Torres copies from the CARA catalogue Yolanda Lopez work based on the Chicana's perspective of feminist visions. See CARA catalogue pages 332-331."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 020

Portrait of the Artist as the Virgin of Guadalupe 1978

creator: Lopez, Yolanda M., 1942-

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"See the ‘Chicano Park’, 1hr. video for a complete understanding of Yolanda Lopez explanations to this work and her attitudes of this period of 1978. Yolanda's misunderstanding of the first efforts at mural painting in Chicano Park are ‘I was never invited to paint a mural...’. During this period the impetus of attacking the wall of the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge was so great that even Salvador Torres was unprepared for this particular days event. Guillermo Aranda, based at the newly created Centro Cultural de La Raza, secured Proline Paints & Rubber Base, and the scaffold at based at the Centro. By 1978 Yolanda assists and directs La Mujeres Muralista of San Diego, with their mural. In the video as the young ladies speak of their intentions while being filmed, Salvador Torres had provided Nova Color for their restoration. Salvador Torres had not met Yolanda who was at this time active for the Centro, along with David Avalos. (see Gloria Torres in the video preparing restoration work on #S-Abut in this film.)"--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 021

Barrio Logan 1997

creator: Mujeres Muralistas.

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"This is one of two paintings that were located in the auditorium of Lowell [Perkins] School. During the renovation these paintings were lost or thrown away? This has become a typical consideration of disposing of our communities' cultural arts. This occurred to Memorial Junior High School auditorium paintings that were commissioned by WPA in the 1930's. Currently the Memorial Junior High artworks are in the possession of the San Diego Historical Society. Salvador Torres is striving to have them returned. They were removed in 1975."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 022

Seated Nude 1960's-1970's

creator: Nessley, Maria

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The nude wears a hat and the style is reminiscent of Van Gogh. "Maria Nessley was one of the first Professors to teach Mexican American Art at San Diego State University, Salvador Torres was her assistant for the semester, but was not called upon to speak on Chicano Art?"--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 023

The Labor Movement Banner 1978

creator: Parsons, Manuel

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Background is white, splatters are in black. Text in capital red letters reads: "LABOR MOVEMENT". "This banner was displayed at various exhibitions in Union halls, and demonstrations organizing labor. Manuel uses the ‘Jackson Pollack’ style of drip paint, with hard edge lettering, this slide is somewhat light in development."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 024

Series of Circus Contortionists 1997

creator: Ramirez, Gilberto

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"Gilberto Ramirez, was invited to paint triptych mural panels at San Diego State University. Gilberto is one of the first Mexican Mural artists to create a mural in San Diego. Guillermo Aranda assisted him acquiring much needed mural work process experience. Approximately in 1997 Gilberto returns to San Diego to restore his mural at San Diego State University in Montezuma center. He has as exhibition of his paintings of contortionists at the mural rededication, (hear Salvador Torres cassette Tape interview with Gilberto Ramirez in Salvador Torres collection.)"--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 025

Carro de Muerte 1998

creator: Romero, Frank E.

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From California State University San Bernardino's exhibition "Aquí Estamos Y No Nos Vamos". Indeterminate media used to create a 40's style car. A skeleton rides crouched on the hood pointing a bow and arrow. Metallic base or metallic paints have been used to give a lustrous quality. "These slide photos are of artwork in the University of California San Bernardino, Gallery. Salvador Torres did not take the names down (Artists Unknown). Joe Moran, Print Making instructor and 2002 Chairman of the Art Dept. invited Salvador and Gloria Torres to the show. See Salvador Torres collection for information on catalogue."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 026

Chicano Art Toltecas Poster Undated

creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Red lettering at top reads "Chicano Art". Beneath is an abstract design with an eye central, skeletal hands seem to reach out to viewer. Text under image reads: "Join Toltecas at 1 P.M. for your own good Sunday Feb. 21 at the Newman Center People's Art Dig It!! If you don't come you're lost". "Mario Torero creates a hand-made poster to promote Toltecas recruitment."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 027

Drummer March 1984

creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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"The Chicano Park Arts Council fund-raiser event. Each member displayed art works for sale at a supporter's home."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 028

Toltecas Chicano Art Exhibition 1970s

creator: Torero, Mario Acevedo

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Poster features a bearded man's face in profile. He has long hair and exaggerated eyes. Two antennae protrude from his forehead. Text reads: "Sunday Feb. 21 1p.m. Newman Center 585 Hardy by State College Toltecas Chicano Art You Better Dig It!!!!!" "Mario Torero creates hand painted posters to promote Toltecas art exhibition."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 029

Abstract 1979

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract painting in unknown media features large swaths of white, orange, and red. The border is made up of light blue stripes.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 030

Abstract Series of Columns in Chicano Park 1976

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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"Salvador Torres experiments with OP Art in 1965. The colonnades of the bridge structure provide Salvador Torres with a variety of views that Salvador Torres relates to optical experiences of shape, linear, and light and dark rhythmic patterns that make up Salvador Torres' visions of this orthotropic bridge structure. In order for Salvador Torres to understand the Monumental Mural concept of the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge, Salvador Torres has had to dissect, abstract, and visualize its unique three-dimensional properties. One has to see the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge at night! An outstanding image of waterfront silhouettes, bridge lights sparkling off the bay ocean, and images of ghostly dark images of cavernous arches. Salvador Torres visualizes these monumental columns with artificial lighting powered by solar and wind power energy to light the mural designs on the columns sites."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 031

El Barrio de West Oakland 1960

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts industrial buildings and cranes beside train tracks.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 032

Bendicíon Blessing 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts two stylized human figures blessing a United Farm Workers huelga eagle. 2-4. Details.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 033

Boy and Bird 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watecolor painting depicts a line outline of a boy chasing a bird.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 034

C.A.C.A. 1970

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Stencils have been used to apply images of United Farm Workers huelga eagles and swastikas to a chart explaining the use of explosives. This series of paintings done on explosives charts found in the Ford building in the early days of the takeover.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 035

Cabaña en East Oakland 1967

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a shack with a corrugated metal roof. Wires criss-cross the background.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 036

El Cabezón 1970

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Acrylic painting depicts a stylized huelga eagle with a large head in blue.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 037

The California Flag Series November 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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"Salvador Torres occupies the Ford Building in Balboa Park to create the Centro Cultural De La Raza. During this time Salvador Torres creates series of California flag bears."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 038

La Canneria 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a cannery.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 039

Los Catolicos I 1973

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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A woman in a blue shawl holding a rosary hunches over. Behind her is a red creature with what resembles a beak.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 040

Los Catolicos II Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Painting in unknown media depicts a human figure with attributes of a clergyman, a devil, and a woman. Predominant colors are red and blue.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 041

Chicano Park 1980

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting is a montage of images associated with Chicano Park.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 042

El Chicano Rainbow 1964

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Abstract oil painting features large blocks of solid color and other blocks of blended color. The red blocks form an image reminiscent of the United Farm Workers huelga eagle.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 043

Chivo 1978

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink drawing colored with watercolor paints depicts a goat walking upright and a woman with a United Farm Workers huelga eagle on her coat. A small bald man holds a large ojo de Dios in the background.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 044

Church Icons 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Slide photo features two acrylic paintings, possibly a diptych, on display at an exhibition. The one on the left depicts a bestial figure behind a hunched-over woman carrying a rosary. The one on the right depicts a horned figure and a man. A sculpture is visible on a stand before the paintings.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 045

Comedia Comedy 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts human-like figures with oddly-shaped bodies.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 046

El Cuento de los... 1989

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Acrylic painting depicts a seated child reading a book. Text on the page of the book reads, "El Cuento de los..." in Gothic script. The facing page features an image of a duck. The background is filled with animals, including dolphins, a giraffe, a rhinoceros, a lion, a monkey, a bird, an elephant, a pig, a rooster, a goat, a rabbit, a sheep and a turtle.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 047

Diana and the Serpent 1983

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink and watercolor painting on brown paper depicts a nude woman spearing a serpent in its mouth.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 048

East Oakland Foundery [sic] 1967

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a foundry.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 049

Embarcadero East Oakland 1960

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a ship.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 050

Eye 1994-1995

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Study for Santa Fe mural, Yvonne Firks (Gloria Torres' daughter) modeled.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 051

Flaco 1980

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Oil painting on paper depicts a man in profile. He wears an orange beanie and jacket. The background is blue. “‘Flaco’, a dynamic character that frequented Chicano Park during the 80's. Salvador Torres created short stories about ‘Flaco’. ‘Flaco’ is a member of the Barrio Logan Renovation Team, creators of five monumental murals in Chicano Park. The renovation team also is responsible for building a soccer field and goal rackets in Chicano Park. 1980's in a period when soccer was not popular in San Diego, California. Our ‘bay front’ park now has a soccer field. ‘Flaco’ posed for Salvador Torres studio at 2135 1/2 Logan Avenue.”--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 052

Flaco Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Oil painting on paper decpicts a man in a yellow raincoat and hat. The background is bluish-green.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 053

The Grape Boycott 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstracted huelga eagle. This image was on display at the Metro Art Gallery.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 054

The Grape Boycott 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Image appears to be an abstracted, personified pot on a fire. It is red, bears an angry expression, and is steaming.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 055

The Grape Boycott 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Image consists of two symmetrical human figures, their bodies abstracted to forms of crosses and their faces suggested with smiles. Both of their heads are interrupted by white arcs, which converge in the upper center of the image plane in a set of eyes. These eyes have wings and raindrops fall on them.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 056

Grape Strike 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Images from top down: A bunch of grapes between two "four directions" symbols, orange huelga eagle, three radiant red circles, and a striped animal of some sort. Everything is abstracted, and the entire work is framed by a border. "The grape boycott by Cesar Chavez begins a series of pickets and demonstrations in San Diego, California. These pickets and demonstrations inspire Salvador Torres to create a series of "Huelga" (Strike) images, that Salvador Torres uses to express the times of the capture of the Ford Building in Balboa Park, Chicano Park, and the Neighborhood house in San Diego, California. The struggle for Human Rights sparks the Civil Rights movements of the Black & Chicano causa are the nucleuses for Salvador Torres expressive works in contrast to the "Minimal Art", "Earthworks", "Conceptual & POP Art". The struggle for the survival of Logan Heights, Barrio Logan disastrous impact by the San Diego Bay Bridge & the construction of I-5 freeway was the tyranny Salvador Torres violently opposed. See attachment of San Diego Union 4/24/70."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 057

La Huelga I 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Oil painting on canvas depicts a United Farm Workers huelga eagle in red. Its outer portions are in yellow and the base is brown. The background is black and blue.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 058

La Huelga II 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Oil painting features a red United Farm Workers huelga eagle on an abstract background.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 059

Huelguista 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Mixed media watercolor and acrylic painting depicts a personified United Farm Workers flag.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 060

Love on a Horse of a Different Color Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Acrylic painting depicts a girl on horseback. She embraces the horse around its neck. A landscape forms the background.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 061

Masks Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Mixed media painting depicts a nude woman on a stage in front of an audience of grotesque faces or masks.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 062

Mexi-R&B 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract work in poster paint features a red rectangle with a blue circle in its center in the center of the painting. Surrounding the rectangle are several rectangles of various colors.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 063

Moon Birds Pajaritos de Luna Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts three small birds on the ground beneath a personified crescent moon. The sky is filled with multicolored brushstrokes that seem to radiate from the moon.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 064

Multicultural Education 1989

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Children of various ethnicities surround a globe. "Salvador Torres was commissioned to create a multicultural image poster for a special event. The design was not selected."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 065

Mythical Gallo 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a United Farm Workers huelga eagle with a cock's comb and a long tongue protruding from its beak. Its wings are outstretched and they have the staggering characteristic of the traditional UFW eagle. It stands on something long and curved, creating the impression of a serpent, like the one from the Mexican National Seal.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 066

Opera 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a masked human figure facing an abstract figure with two eyes and two legs.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 067

Otay Dam Landscape 1979

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor landscape portrays a lake, mountains, and a dam.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 068

Otay Lake 1979

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor landscape featuring a lake, a mountain, and the sky. "Salvador Torres and Ramses Noriega traveled to several locations in San Diego County to paint. Otay Lake was a location selected by Ramses. Salvador Torres and Ramses collaborated since Salvador Torres visited Ramses to interview him about Chicano Art in Los Angeles. (See Salvador Torres tape recording on Ramses Noriega interview) Ramses Noriega comes to live in San Diego, California. He joins Salvador Torres in forming "CAUSA" Chicano Artist Union, in efforts to make our mural working conditions safe, and properly paid. Salvador Torres and Ramses Noriega exhibit works under CAUSA. See Salvador Torres collection on CAUSA activities."--Salvador Torres.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 069

Otay Lakes 1979

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor landscape painting features three boulders in the foreground.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 070

Las Palmitas de Banana 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting portrays palm trees in front of a building with a red tiled ceiling.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 071

La Plazita en San Diego 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a fountain in the plaza with a theater in the background.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 072

Popis 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor spray painting depicts a red dog standing on its hind legs. Other dogs scamper about. The sky is dark blue and the ground is dark green.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 073

Qual Frente? 1975

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Spraypaint on a diagram for some sort of explosive device depicts a calavera. The rest of the painting is filled in with acrylic paint. This series of paintings done on explosives charts found in the Ford building in the early days of the takeover.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 074

San Diego Marine 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts the San Diego marina.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 075

Spirit Childhood 1986

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Acrylic painting depicts the faces of an indigenous family. They are surrounded by ethereal swirls. In the upper right corner is some sort of beast, likely a goat.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 076

Teatro Mascarón Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a performer in a calavera costume on a stage. The calavera has just lit the fuse for a rocket or a missile which has a two-headed bird at its top.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 077

Teatro Mono 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink painting depicts a calavera performer in a cape and an avian figure on a small stage.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 078

Teatro Mono Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a clown on a stage. Beside it is an aquarium on a stand with the huelga eagle on it. Five fish are jumping from the aquarium.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 079

Tejaban el Barrio de East Oakland Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a building.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 080

(title unknown) early 1970's

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Work in mixed media depicts a calavera delineated with spraypaint. The background is an instructional chart on explosives. The background has been filled in with another type of paint, possibly tempera. This work was created in the Ford building in the early 1970's.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 081

(title unknown) 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a chicken on the shore of a body of water. Off the shore a boat with several masts floats.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 082

(title unknown) 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watecolor painting depicts four stylized female figures in traditional Mexican dress.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 083

(title unknown) 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting features a stylized human figure in white emerging from a golden chalice. The background is made up of individual strokes of multiple colors that seem to radiate from the center of the work.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 084

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Painting in poster paint is abstract. It features geometric shapes in primary colors.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 085

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Non representational painting in a Rothkoesque style features differently-colored concentric circles.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 086

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Work executed with poster paint is divided in two halves. It is surrounded by a blue-and-red border.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 087

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Non-representational painting executed in poster paint is composed primarily of vertical brushstrokes of alternating colors.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 088

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract work in poster paint depicts concentric circles in a red square. The border is black and yellow.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 089

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract work in poster paint depicts a blue rectangle surrounded by yellow and red squares. The border is blue.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 090

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract work in poster paint is a series of concentric rectangles.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 091

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract work in poster paint features four concentric circles in a green rectangle. The border is made of black, red, and gray streaks.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 092

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract work in poster paint features rectangular fields of dark colors.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 093

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract work in black ink features curved lines on a white background.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 094

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract work in black ink features curved lines, straight lines, and other forms on a white background.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 095

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract work in black ink inside a black rectangle features a wavy blob and a black line on a white background. There is also a shape resembling a leaf.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 096

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract work in poster paint features a central rectangle in dark brown and amber surrounded by brown and blue rectangles. Spots of yellow, blue, green and pink fill the remainder of the canvas.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 097

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract painting executed in poster paint is composed of a series of concentric rectangles. The innermost rectangle is divided in two diagonally and filled with fields of color (greens, purple, and blue) and dots. The border is made up of stripes in red and green, black and pink, and red and yellow.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 098

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract painting in unknown media features a column of gray squares running down a central yellow strip. Short diagonal brushstrokes fill the remainder of the plane. On the left side they are yellow, and on the right they are brown. A blue and black border surrounds the work.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 099

(title unknown) 1966

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract painting in poster paint features a small pink markings on a background of fields of blue and yellow. They are surrounded by a rectangular ring of black squares. A border framing the design is magenta on the top and yellow on the bottom.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 100

(title unknown) 1968

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor of harbor scene.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 101

(title unknown) 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watecolor painting appears to depict a ship.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 102

(title unknown) 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a grounded ship.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 103

(title unknown) April 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Ink painting depicts three stylized birds.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 104

(title unknown) April 1972

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Mixed media (?) painting depicts a bird with spread wings on the back of a horned beast. The ground is yellow and the sun rises (or sets) in the distance.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 105

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts two stylized birds in red on a blue background.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 106

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting features two abstract figures in red and orange on a blue and gray background.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 107

(title unknown) 1977

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts figures reminiscent of kachinas on a stage. 11" x 14"
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 108

(title unknown) 1978

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract painting in unknown media with red st rokes toward the top. This photo is out of focus.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 109

(title unknown) 1978

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a young woman with a purse over her shoulder. 8 1/2" X 11"
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 110

(title unknown) 1980

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Work in unknown media (possibly color pencils) depicts a nude woman standing next to a rooster on a perch. The rooster is crowing, as indicated by the emergence of the Aztec symbols for speech from its beak.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 111 (1-2)

(title unknown) 1995

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Painting in unknown media depicts the faces of three children in front of a mountainous landscape.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 112 (1-2)

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract painting in unknown media depicts a stylized freeway support column with the words "Chicano Park". To the right of this is a face in black.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 113

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Pen drawing filled in with watercolor depicts a man holding a parrot in one hand and a wand in the other. Many flecks of color radiate from the end of the wand.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 114

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract painting in unknown medium is in dark green, red, and brown.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 115

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts several bushes in front of a hill.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 116 (1-2)

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a reclining nude female outlined in blue. Her back is toward the viewer. The San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge is visible in the background.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 117

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Painting in unknown media is a landscape of San Diego Bay. Sailboats sail in the Bay, and buildings are visible on the shore. The San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge is in the background.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 118 (1-2)

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract work in poster paint features red-and-green stripes down the center with a yellow and brown border. 18" x 24"
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 119

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract work in unknown media features black circles, lines, and other forms in a black rectangle on a white background.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 120

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Painting in unknown media is non-representational. It features a large red oval with a brown circle.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 121

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Painting in unknown media is a nude portrait of a man. The background is green.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 122

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador--et. al.

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Painting in unknown media is a rectangle bisected along the diagonal. The principal color is pink.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 123 (1-2)

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract painting features irregularly-edged fields of solid color, as well as vertical, horizontal, and curved stripes. Predominant color is green.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 124

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a seated woman in profile. Her pants are red and the background is blue.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 125

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Work in unknown media (possibly pastels) depicts a woman's body. Her facial features are not delineated. Each part of her body is painted a different color. The background is made of rows of color.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 126

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador--et. al.

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Watercolor painting is of a seated woman in profile. Her skin is painted in blue. There are female faces to the right of her.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 127

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a huelga eagle with horns with its wings outstretched. It stands on the ground next to another, smaller, stylized avian figure stands next to it. The predominant color is dark blue.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 128

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Painting in unknown media depicts a man in a white garment. His facial features are not elaborated and the background is predominantly yellow.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 129

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Watercolor painting depicts a white bird with rectangular wings perched on the back of an indeterminate four-legged beast.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 130

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Painting in unknown media (possibly pastels) depicts a seated nude woman with her hand on her hip. The background is filled with fields of color.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 131

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Painting in unknown media is abstract. It is dominated by the stripes and geometric shapes in blue and red.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 132

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Abstract painting in unknown media features fields of color with angled curves. The primary color is pink, although one of the largest fields of color is green.
Album 4, Slide Cat. 9 133

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Painting in unknown media represents an abstracted face. The features are formed by blue stripes on a red background. An eye and mouth are distinguishable.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 134 (1-2)

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Watercolor painting depicts a windmill.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 135

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Painting on a three-paned glass case forms a triptych. The central panel depicts a dove within a wreath tied with a red bow. Snowflakes surround the image. The side panels depict lit candles, also surrounded by snowflakes. The case contains Christmas lights and a small figurine of Santa Claus.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 136

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Painting in unknown media depicts a person reclining on a bed with their feet on a table. The predominant color is blue.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 138

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Watercolor painting depicts the kiosco at the Cesar E. Chávez waterfront park.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 139

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Painting in unknown media is abstract. One distinguishable image is the United Farm Workers huelga eagle, in white in the lower left corner. The predomina
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 139

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Painting in unknown media is abstract. One distinguishable image is the United Farm Workers huelga eagle, in white in the lower left corner. The predomina
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 140

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Watercolor painting depicts a crane on a barge in a harbor. Other ships fill the background.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 141

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Work composed of painted or fire-glazed tiles depicts Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Red stars frame the portrait. The lower half of the portrait lies in shadow.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 142

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Work composed of painted or fire-glazed tiles depicts Emiliano Zapata. Black huelga eagles frame the portrait.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 143

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Work in mixed media depicts a calavera above a red area. The ground is a diagram for the operation of explosives. The background is painted in spraypaint and another type of paint. This series of paintings was executed on explosives safety diagrams discovered in the Ford building in the early days of the occupation.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 144

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Four calavera images are spraypainted on an instructional diagram of explosives. The background is painted green. This series of paintings was executed on explosives safety diagrams discovered in the Ford building in the early days of the occupation.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 145

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Painting in unknown media depicts a seated woman with a cubic object.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 146

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Abstract painting in unknown media features a rectangle bisected diagonally.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 147

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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Painting in unknown media depicts a man with a white object draped around his shoulders.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 148

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Painting in unknown media is abstract. Several images resemble eyes; one resembles a cloverleaf in orange. The background is predominantly dark blue.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 149

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Watercolor (?) painting depicts a lizard in the foreground of a landscape. The sun is personified.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 150

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Painting in unknown media depicts a United Farm Workers huelga eagle in red. The background is in dark red and dark blue.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 151

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Abstract painting is in unknown media. The left side features circles and the right side features vertical stripes. The predominant color is yellow.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 152

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Slide photo is of a pen drawing of an elderly man and a woman with a child on her lap painted with watercolors. Beside it is a photocopy of the same painting.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 153

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Slide photo is of a pen drawing of an elderly man and woman and a man with sunglasses painted with watercolors. Beside it is a photocopy of the same painting.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 155

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Watercolor painting depicts a plant with a mountain in the background.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 154

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Slide photo is of a pen drawing of a woman in a sun hat seated on a bus painted with watercolors. Beside it is a photocopy of the same painting.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 156

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Ink and ink wash painting depicts two figures in silhouette, one of which resembles a United Farm Workers huelga eagle, on the background of a night sky.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 157

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Watercolor painting is of an blue owl with wings like the United Farm Workers huelga eagle. The moon is behind its head.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 158

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Painting in unknown media depicts a child playing with a watering can.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 159

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Painting in unknown media (possibly acrylic?) depicts a Chicano park freeway pylon.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 160

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Painting in unknown media (possibly oil paints?) is abstract and highly textured.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 161

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Painting in unknown media (possibly oil paints?) is abstract and features fields of blue, red, yellow, and green.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 162

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Painting in unknown media (possibly oil paints?) is abstract, highly textured and features amorphous blobs of blue.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 163 (1-3)

(title unknown) Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Watercolor painting depicts an owl perched atop what appears to be a painting of a flower. It holds a staff that radiates at one end in one of its feet.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 164

Tragicomedia Tragi-Comedy circa 1970-1971

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Watercolor painting depicts a four-legged beast in the form of a United Farm Workers huelga eagle atop a large rock. Another animal, this one drawn as a stick figure, follows behind it. On the ground before the rock are several small items resembling toys. The background is painted gray-blue. 10 3/4 " x 14"
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 165 (1-2)

UC Hospital Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Watercolor painting depicts a bald man in a white hospital gown seated on the edge of a bed. 18" x 24"
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 166 (1-2)

Viva la Raza! Long Live Humanity 1969

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Oil painting depicts a red huelga eagle on a white background. Above it is the word "Viva" in black on an olive green background. Below the eagle are the words "la Raza" on a black background. "Viva La Raza was painted during the time San Diego Gas & Electric was promoting a derogatory ad stereotyping Mexicans in Life magazine. (See Salvador Torres collection on Salvador Torres thesis.)"-- Salvador Torres. 3’ 1/2" x 2' 9 1/4"
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 167

Woman & Dragon 1980

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Ink and watercolor painting depicts a nude woman holding a spear that goes through an agonizing dragon. 30" x 22"
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 168

El Zorro in the Ford Building 1970

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Spray painted work on unknown support features a Native American-style design in blue and red. 23 1/4" x 29"
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 169

Kelco Mural Study circa 1963-1997

creator: Torres, Gloria
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Mixed media work is a study for the Kelco Mural. It depicts a seated elderly woman.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 9 170

Hot Menudo Undated

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto
creator: Villa, Esteban

General note

Acrylic painting on canvas depicts a man in glasses in blue. Before him on a table is a bowl of hot menudo and a wineglass. The background is red. 24" x 30", Torres is slide photographer.
 

Photography

Album 5, Slide Cat. 11 001

Carlos Santana August 1994

creator: [Artist Unknown]
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

Other Descriptive Information

Slide photograph of a Life magazine photograph of Carlos Santana standing in front of a Chicano Park mural. The San Diego artists of the mural were not credited, causing Torres some resentment.
Album 5, Slide Cat. 11 002

(title unknown) November 1989

creator: [Artist Unknown]
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Slide photo is a distorted image of a man in sunglasses and a photographer. 35mm
Album 5, Slide Cat. 11 003

(title unknown) Undated

creator: [Artist Unknown]
creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

General note

Slide photo is of a hand reaching out from behind the camera and appearing to grab the Chicano Park freeway column bearing the Niños del Mundo mural Quetzalcoatl. The shot has been taken from near the top of a facing column. Site Location: Chicano Park, San Diego, CA; 35 mm
Album 5, Slide Cat. 11 004

Etched Slide 1975

creator: Torres, Salvador Roberto

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