Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Found In LA: Let There Be Lights

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Given its proximity to the LA County Museum of Art, this army of decorative lamps easily seems like an art installation...but actually in this case a lamp is just a lamp, and these lovely ones are gathered here awaiting a more practical installation. Still, they look pretty damn cool! and as an adept reader points out, it is an art installation! From LACMA's website:

Transformation plans have grown to include a number of large-scale outdoor works by contemporary artists. Urban Light is a sculpture by Chris Burden which will incorporate more than two hundred restored cast-iron lampposts from Los Angeles County...

Photo by Here In Van Nuys via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr