Farmer John's Murals at the Clougherty Packing Company


Farmer John's Murals at the Clougherty Packing Company in Los Angeles, California can be a missed attraction of the city. The mural seems a little quirky and folk like, but it is still an interesting piece of art. The mural is of a farm landscape with fields, trees, barns, and corn. There are also some pigs in the forefront and in the background making the animals appear small and large. The pigs are the focal point of the murals because they are painted to look happy and free of care. Some are lying in the grass, while others are in airplanes or sleeping in hammocks.

There are signs in the murals that say "Farmer John" leading the pigs on an adventure. Other animals are found in the murals such as dogs, quails, hawks, chicks, and crows. It takes quite a while to study the murals and see everything in the painting. Most have to study it for a couple of hours to really see everything painted in it. Barney Clougherty who was the owner of Farmer John was approached by the mural's artist, Les Grimes. He asked to do the murals on the side of Clougherty's building in 1957.

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