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'I Thought California Would Be Different'

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The first of the 22 off-site projects at the 2008 California Biennial were installed last week on billboards around town, compliments of LAXART Public Art Initiatives and ForYourArt.

The two are Raymond Pettibon's iconic 1989 image that references the myth of a glamorized, idealized California with the scrawled caption, "I thought California would be different" is in West Hollywood near the House of Blues. Karl Haendel's 2008 "A year from now, what will I wish I had done?" can be found on La Cienega Boulevard between Venice and Washington Boulevards.