New Public Art Installed at LAPD Headquarters, Do You Like?

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One of the six similarly-themed sculptures at the new LAPD headquarters | Photo by Eric Richardson/blogdowntown

The new abstract public art at the Police Administration Building in downtown is garnering some nice discussion and attention, as all good art should. Artist Peter Shelton tells blogdowntown that the six "beasts of burden" should have viewers making up their own stories as to what they are.

And people are: ink splots, cow splat, blobs, pigs, butts have all been heard.

Outgoing LAPD Chief William Bratton is not the biggest fan, nor are a number of officers, says LA Times columnist Steve Lopez. That's not a bad thing as this is a good juxtaposition between expression and enforcement.

I'm personally a big fan, but readers of LAist (and those who hated the NoHo Gateway public art project), your thoughts?