Los Angeles, California: Uptown Rocker: Car Art

Large public artwork features colorful cutout cars teetering on a giant u-shaped rocker -- the endless loop of L.A. traffic.
682-630 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA
On the north side of W. 4th St. between S. Hope St. and S. Grand Ave. There's parking on S. Grand Ave., which is elevated and offers a nice view of the artwork.
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Uptown Rocker

A 35-foot-tall sculpture by Lloyd Hamrol, installed in 1986, shows six two-dimensional cars (yellow, green, blue, black, white, red) sitting on top of a concrete "u" on a traffic island in the middle of Downtown LA's 4th St. Each cars is one-ton in weight and seven feet high. Designed by the artist as a piece of an "endless loop" of cars in Los Angeles. Are the cars speeding along or sitting in traffic? In the eye of the beholder perhaps.

[Marc B, 10/23/2017]

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