While cruising Beverly Boulevard the other day, I saw this mural on the side of Cactus Mexican Food No. 2 at Beverly and Harvard Boulevard. (For an explanation, see my earlier post on the “Gordo” and “Lil’ Pedro” comic strips). I should note that after my original post, I received an e-mail from a fellow ostensibly living in Mexico who said this figure is based on a famous sculpture by Ignacio Asúnsolo in the National Art Museum in Mexico City and that it’s very popular in Mexico.
All of which may be true, but the little lawn statues certainly infuriated some of my Latino friends in Tucson.
Photograph by Larry Harnisch Los Angeles Times