Urban Light: The storyline of LA’s great landmark for the twenty-first century

Urban Light: The storyline of LA’s great landmark for the twenty-first century

How a installation became a l . a . symbol

Through the mid-eighties through the belated aughts, the key entry to your l . a . County Museum of Art ended up being by way of a gap within the postmodern fortress of this Art regarding the Americas Building on Wilshire Boulevard. In 2008, the museum exposed a drastically reconfigured campus, created by designer Renzo Piano, that shifted the middle of gravity western up to a brand new pavilion and walkway spanning the campus from Sixth Street to Wilshire Boulevard. A three-story red escalator rose to the top floor and main entrance of the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum; to the east, a new staircase built to showcase Tony Smith’s sky-scraping “Smoke” sculpture led up toward the old campus to its west.

At the center, the pavilion ended up being said to be anchored by having a reproduction vapor locomotive hanging from the 160-foot crane and belching smoke, a still-to-this-day-theoretical work by Jeff Koons. Continuer la lecture de « Urban Light: The storyline of LA’s great landmark for the twenty-first century »