A giant Catrina stares out from a gallery storefront on Fourth Street. The female skeletal figure, made popular nearly a century ago by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada, is synonymous with Mexico's Día de los Muertos holiday. Which is, of course, also a holiday in L.A.
I stopped by the gallery this weekend to check out the set pieces for a theater production, "La Muerte Vive," which are being housed there before the event Nov. 2. (And for the sake of full disclosure, I know the producer.)