The Los Angeles Unified School District announced Wednesday that the artist behind a controversial mural at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown will modify the work, with input from community members and help from students.
The artist, Beau Stanton, offered to make some changes to the piece after months of meetings with school officials, community members, and students. His mural of screen legend Ava Gardner, depicted against a backdrop of radiating red-orange and blue stripes, drew criticism from neighbors who said the pattern resembled the alternating red and white rays of the battle flag of the Japanese Imperial Army.
The revised work will use the original mural as its base. Stanton said the final imagery won’t be determined until he’s able to meet with students and community members to hear their thoughts and concerns.
For more about the mural, read our story on LAist.com.