"Flora and Fauna""Part of the mural set entitled Pageant of the Pacific by Miguel Covarrubias. Fresco, lacquer, masonite. On loan from the Treasure Island Development Authority... currently on display in the Art of the Americas gallery at the De Young Museum."
Miguel Covarrubias painted six murals on the theme “Pageant of the Pacific” for the Golden Gate International Exposition. They were displayed on Treasure Island along with other art objects on the theme of “Pacific Unity” from 1939-1940.
The murals have been housed in several locations since the 1940s. The Treasure Island Development Authority now looks after five of the murals, including one currently on display at the de Young museum. The other four are currently in storage. A sixth mural disappeared in the 1940s and its whereabouts are currently unknown.
The long term plan for the murals is to reinstall them on Treasure Island as part of the new Treasure Island redevelopment project.
Treasure Island Development Authority http://www.mhcviva.org/about/press/2009-07-27-The-Lost-Murals-of-Miguel-Covarrubias.pdf
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