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Jorge Rivas/Fusion

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the untimely assassination of Selena Quintanilla, better known, of course, by just her first name. A Latin crossover star before the great crossover wave of the late 1990s, Selena was like J. Lo before J. Lo.

She’s left such a footprint on the American Latino cultural landscape that there are, to this day, professors who legitimately study her. But she’s left a mark on the physical landscape, too – a couple decades after she left too soon, murals dedicated to her legend still dot the country.


Sadly, though, street art is, by its nature, ephemeral. So we’ve mapped out the most famous Selena-dedicated murals that remain today, as well as a few that are already gone.

Hover over the map below and click on the dots to see murals and street art dedicated to Selena Quintanilla, the Tejana star who died 20 years ago today. Got some we should add? Leave us a comment below.

Arielle Castillo is Fusion's culture editor, reporting on arts, music, culture, and subcultures from the streets on up. She's also a connoisseur of weird Florida, weightlifting, and cats.

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