Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Hulett's Number Five Freeway

Ralph Hulett freeway
(c) by the Estate Of Ralph Hulett. Click on the thumbnail to see a full-sized image.

Most Southern California locals know exactly where this freeway is in this Ralph Hulett Oil painting when they see it: the 5 Freeway just south of Santa Clarita/Valencia, above the interstate as it rises out of the San Fernando Valley on the way to Castaic...

This piece was painted back in the sixties, when Valencia was a small bedroom community in the process of becoming. The overpass that was knocked down in the '94 earthquake and rebuilt had not, in 1965, been built at all.

Time flies.


Anonymous said...

I didn't even have to read the post;I knew where this was at first glance..
I drive the Newhall Pass regularly,
and it's great to see such a wonderfully painted record of how it once looked.Thanks for sharing this Steve!

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