Photos: Creepy, Abandoned Motel Gets Whitewashed In Silver Lake


Remember that French artist that wanted to cover a motel in Silver Lake in white powder (that isn't coke)? Well he's made that a reality and it looks quite spectacular.

The abandoned Sunset Pacific Motel a.k.a. the Bates Motel at Sunset Boulevard and Bates Avenue has been coated in a white limewash by the French artist Vincent Lamouroux, and he made sure to cover an adjacent billboard and the palm trees as well.
Lamouroux calls the piece Projection and describes it as: "An abandoned space is transfigured and enhanced, perhaps eluding its last glory." It also looks kinda like an Ed Ruscha.

For those of you with an eco-minded conscience, don't fret because the limewash is eco-friendly and will wash away in a few weeks.

Projection, while obviously already visible from the street, will have its official opening on April 26. The motel will eventually be demolished for, what else, but new apartment buildings.

The Eastsider has some more info on the project along with some great pictures. But avoid reading the less-than-enlightening conversation about what "art" is in the comments. Never read the comments.