Hunger Has No Color by John Acosta, Armando Gutierrez G. and Richard Schletty

"Hunger Has No Color""Hunger Has No Color" detail

This 1985 mural lacks the color and vibrant hues of other West Side murals, but it adds a lot more punch with its social commentary. The black and white mural shows real people from the neighborhood, including the artists themselves and some of their family members (Richard Schletty’s grandparents and son, Mark, and John Acosta’s daugther, Santina).

Originally the artists planned to color the mural, but they got so much feedback on the muted hues that they decided to keep it that way.

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