Los Angeles, California: Chrome Lenin HeadChrome-plated Lenin head titled "Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin's Head" by Chinese artist brothers Gao Zhen and Gao Qiang.
- 4th St., Los Angeles, CA
- Outside of the Ace Museum Project Room, 4th Street and La Brea Ave.
- May be temporary.
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"Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin's Head" is the title of this sculpture.[David Kamada, 10/24/2012]
The head was built by two artist brothers from China. Its chrome surface was meant to "take the focus away" from Soviet Union leader Lenin, which is impossible since his head is 15 feet tall and there's a baby balanced on it.
Located right on the corner of the busy intersection at 4th and La Brea: a giant chrome plated portrait of Lenin, with what appears to be a baby Chairman Mao doing a "Great Wallenda" balancing act on the top of his head. The piece is titled, "Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin's Head" and is by the Chinese artist brothers Gao Zhen and Gao Qiang.
The highly polished piece reflects well on its surroundings.[Phil Pasquini, 02/11/2012]