East meets West, Los Angeles, 1991, Bangkok Market, exterior corner, 4757 Melrose Avenue (at Harvard Boulevard), Hollywood. An optimistic depiction of Asian immigrants moving to Los Angeles, melding images of traditional costumes, Oriental architecture, and contemporary life. Symbols of Eastern and Western dance, dress, and technology are intended to emphasize the mutual learning and understanding that multicultural diversity has to offer. When this large market opened in the early 1930s, it was the first Thai business in Los Angeles. It supplies most local Thai restaurants. By Vibul Wonprasat, assisted by Amaree Israngkura, Pornthakarn Karasinth, Mongkolchay Yukol, Khalid Taylor, and Helaina M. Taylor. Sponsored by SARC. -- Dunitz, Street gallery, p. 96, #47.