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.
Address:
682-630 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA
Directions:
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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