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Muralist rejuvenates Danny Trejo’s intense, ruffian look on Pacoima

PACOIMA >> It’s Van Nuys Boulevard. There’s the automobile insurance coverage organization, the trailer-rental lot, the travel agency, the dining establishment– and Danny Trejo‘s eyes.

Juan Hector Ponce and muralist Levi Ponce, commemorate bring back the renowned Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

Muralist Levi Ponce deals with restoring his renowned Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Monday, March 29, 2021. (Picture by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

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Muralists Nick Hernandez and Michael Morfin work with muralist Levi Ponce on bring back the renowned Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Monday, March 29, 2021. (Picture by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

Muralist Levi Ponce deals with restoring his iconic Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Monday, March 29, 2021. (Picture by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

Muralist Levi Ponce deals with restoring his renowned Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Image by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

Juan Hector Ponce assists his boy, muralist Levi Ponce, work on restoring the renowned Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Image by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

Muralist Levi Ponce, works on bring back the renowned Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Picture by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

Juan Hector Ponce helps his child, muralist Levi Ponce, work on restoring the renowned Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Image by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

Juan Hector Ponce helps his child, muralist Levi Ponce, work on restoring the renowned Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Image by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

Muralist Levi Ponce deals with restoring his renowned Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Monday, March 29, 2021. (Picture by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

Muralist Levi Ponce works on restoring his renowned Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Monday, March 29, 2021. (Picture by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG).

Look at them too long and they’ll freeze you in your tracks as Pacoima’s mix of mom-and-pop businesses mix with sensational murals that turn aging exteriors into canvasses for a few of L.A.’s many important artists.

Recently, Trejo was yet again the muse as Levi Ponce repainted his 10-year-old mural of the tough-guy actor, humanitarian and entrepreneur on an outside wall near Van Nuys and Tamarack Avenue, in the northeast San Fernando Valley passage called Mural Mile.

It was a multi-day project, complete with a visit from the renowned star, and the aid from Ponce’s dad, Juan Hector Ponce– whose own high-profile street art adorns outsides throughout L.A

. The younger Ponce promotes his tasks as works that bring the community together. This effort was no different, eventually attracting artists, the regional media and the gazes of passersby, whose everyday lives– whether going to the marketplace or to rent a trailer– converge with prominent street art.

” I envisioned The Great Wall of Los Angeles as a ‘tattoo on the scar where the river once ran,'” she stated in a statement on Friday. “This tattoo would tell the history of California and its overlooked neighborhoods in a manner that honored and focused them on a scale that has not been done prior to or considering that. The procedure of what it took to produce a mural with the youth of Los Angeles, the context in which it occurred, and the partnerships created with neighborhood leaders, historians, scholars, is told through The History of California Archive. As an artist my issue does not only lie with the visual considerations of an area, however the context of where my work is displayed.”

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