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Westwood’s iconic welcome sign is getting a touch-up and should be back in its rightful place near Morrison Road in a few months.
You might have noticed it missing from the corner of Morrison Road and Sheridan Boulevard. The sculpture by Carlos Frésquez called “Un Corrido para la Gente – A Song for the People,” was taken down a few weeks ago for regular maintenance, according to Arts & Venues marketing and communication manager Amber C. Fochi. She said it will be back up in about 10 weeks.
Fochi said the agency has been working with the artist for some repainting and refurbishment after the piece was taken apart. The piece is public art, and it’s a collection of items people would find in the Westwood neighborhood, including a guitar and papel picado.
The guitar’s body includes an emblem similar to the logo for the United Farm Workers, a farmworkers union known for its connection to the Chicano Movement. Westwood has among the largest concentration of Latino residents in the city.
The piece, made of steel, was unveiled in 2009.