GALILEO, JUPITER, APOLLO
Originally painted in 1984, the work is now undergoing its second restoration for the 30th anniversary of the Olympic Games. In 2004, the artist, working in conjunction with Donna Williams stripped graffiti and repainted the mural with Keim silicate paint. This restoration of selected Olympic murals was funded by the State of California through LA Cultural Arts. The current renovation is accomplished by Wil Herron, one of the ten original Olympic Artists, under the auspices of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. The ten murals were the first allowed directly on freeway sites, by CALTRANS.
Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo is a 200 foot long painting on the Santa Ana Freeway in downtown Los Angeles. It was designed to be viewed from passersby at speeds between 0-60mph, and yes, the artist had to stand on the shoulder of one of the busiest freeways in the world in order to paint that wall.
View the restoration process of Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo in this YouTube video: Restoring Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo