Los Angeles, California: Home for Wayward Streetlights (In Transition)

A 1993 art installation of 25 antique municipal street lamps, created by artist Sheila Klein in cooperation with the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting. Though originally scheduled to stay put for a year, "Vermonica" remains in the shopping plaza parking lot.

Directions:
In the Staples/Rite Aid shopping plaza on the corner of Vermont Ave and Santa Monica Blvd.
Status:
In Transition

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Home for Wayward Streetlights

These lights have been removed and placed downtown at the Bureau of Street Lighting offices 1149 S Broadway #200, Los Angeles -- against the artist's wishes.

[Robin G., 03/30/2018]

The city claims that the move is temporary and that the lights may even return to their former location, maybe, eventually. For now it's an artwork in limbo.

Home for Wayward Streetlights

This sculpture is titled "Vermonica." It was created in 1993 by artist Sheila Klein. Named for the intersection where the artwork is located, the artist who initiated this project herself calls it a "drive-in museum of street lighting."

[Clare Haggarty, 01/07/2013]

Streetlight display.

Home for Wayward Streetlights

Smack in the middle of a mini-mall parking lot is a bizarre collection of about two-dozen street lights of various sizes, shapes and designs. I'm sure the presence of the Department of Street Lighting one block to the east has something to do with it.

[Philip Deslippe, 03/05/2007]

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