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Newport Harbor Art Museum, April 1971

New Painting in Los Angeles catalogue

The collaborative group of muralists known as The Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad was founded in 1969 with the creation of Brooks Avenue Painting. Terry Schoonhoven and Victor Henderson started the group and soon there after two interested art students from UCLA, Leonard Koren (founder of Wet Magazine) and Jim Frazin joined up. Their first large scale mural precisely reflected the direct environment that the painted wall was facing, a westward view down Brooks Avenue in the artistic haven of Venice, California.