Pioneering Chicano artist shows new work in Highland Park

Photos by Martha Benedict

Frank Romero, whose murals and public art can be found across Los Angeles, is still busy creating new work after a career that spans more than 40 years. Some of Romero’s  new work is on display at Avenue 50 Studio, the Highland Park gallery that hosted an opening reception Saturday night for the “City and Country – Recent Work” exhibition.


  1. TypicalLA Hater

    This is so terrible…gentrification at its worst. Highland Park doesn’t need more hipsters bringing in their hipster cookie cutter art galleries, cafes, and restaurants. This just drives up rent and forces the local business owners (party rentals, auto body shops, water stores, etc.) out of business. Take your fancy art and go back to Silverlake because you are not welcome in HLP.

    • Avenue 50 Studio has been an important part of the Highland Park art community for nearly 12 years. Stop by some time. Located on Avenue 50 right next to the Gold Line tracks.

  2. @TypicalLAHater, …A “Chicano artist like Romero “Not Welcome in HLP” is sort of ironic…LOL…did you forget to take your meds? Perhaps missed a therapy session? Or did Daddy throw you out again? From now on you will be known as CHUCKLES.

    • I think TypicalLAHater was parodying a certain type of comments that appear on this blog at times. Surprised that anyone would take it seriously.

  3. Take him seriously..nah, anyone from HP knows the value of Ave 50 Gallery. In addition I’m pretty certain that CHUCKLES, is most likely a hipster.

  4. Jeezy H Christy-Christ

    thats not Romero in the picture, thats another local low-brow artist names Jose Lopes : http://pintorferoz.com/Pintorferoz.com/Bio.html

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