Hands Across America 1985
Artist Name:Jose Luis Gonzalez
Project Director:Jose Luis Gonzalez
Art Director:Jose Luis Gonzalez
Date Created:May 25, 1986
Location:The Queen Mary - Long Beach, CA
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Hands Across America was a national endeavor to stop hunger in America May 25, 1986 in which approx. 6.5 million people held hands in a human chain for 15 minutes along a path across the contiguous United States.
Hands Across America project required over 60,000 square feet of creative painting that had to be completed in seven days and our team completed the entire project which included the large map of the US with figures holding hands from the West coast to the East coast, the stage backdrop, the Coca Cola logo for the roof of the Queen Mary ticket agency and the last mile mural, on time.
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This mural for Hands Across America, over 60,000 square feet, was painted onto the parking lot of the Queen Mary. In the foreground is the ticket agency building on which the Coca Cola logo was painted and installed onto its roof.
Joe Gonzalez in the foreground painting the mural for the Hands Across America onto the floor of the Queen Mary parking lot.