"By embedding the work of
creative artists in the city's physical landscape and bringing lively
performances of theatre, music and dance to its neighborhoods, Public
Art in Los Angeles has made the arts a part of the daily lives of all
Joel Wachs, President, Andy Warhol Foundation
"Art interrupts the mundane."
John Outterbridge, Artist
"Finding a poem on a bus
is like a gift. It makes people realize they are not alone."
Roni Walter, Metro Bus customer
Los Angeles is the home of the
largest public art program in the country. The City's commitment to the
arts was affirmed by landmark ordinances in 1989 that defined the meaning
of public art and created a way to encourage the creation of art throughout
the community that is unparalleled in its scope and quality.
A Guide to Public Art in
Los Angeles invites its readers to discover the hundreds of public
works of art some awe-inspiring, some poignant, and some controversial
by both famous and lesser-known artists. Enhanced with neighborhood maps
and beautifully reproduced color images by photographer Dennis Keeley,
this book reveals the magic of the outdoor museum that is the city of