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Pinwheels Vs. Cartoon Road: Which is the Most Instagram-ed Piece from Transmission LA?

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"Transmission LA: A/V Club" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (MOCA) has been pulling art lovers, music enthusiasts, curious passerby, and fans of the curator, Beastie Boy Mike D, into its colorful fray since its splashy opening celebration last week.

In the era of the filter-processed iPhone (and Android) ubiquity of Instagram images of moments in our times, it maybe didn't you take long to notice that all of your friends' feeds had a couple of the same shots from the show: The vibrant, twirling pinwheels and the moving cartoon road with the smiley-faced sun.

Though many of the other of the exhibits pieces got decent snap time (like this burger, or these butterflies) along with the live performances, the coffee, and a guy in a pink striped chicken suit, most everyone's camera was captivated by those two pieces.

The pinwheels, by Ara Peterson and Jim Drain, dangle in the exhibit space, letting guests stand and walk among them. The projection of the cartoon road, by Ben Jones, is damn fun to stand in front of.

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In what ended up being a very informal calculation, though, it seems more people post photos of the pinwheels, and LAist is now hereby dubbing Peterson & Drain's swirling fun work the "Most Instagram-ed Piece of Transmission LA." Ta-dah!

Oh, and if you want to go and see the show for yourself (and take some photos) it's running until May 6. Check via MOCA to see when the venue may have ticketed entry for special events affiliated with the show, or when their hours might be limited.