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'Sexuality and Sacriledge' + Green Art Installations to Dazzle Patrons at Hollywood's Saint Felix, Opening Soon

Glimpses of Silva's art via the artist's site
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One of the first pieces of art patrons of the soon-to-open Saint Felix in Hollywood are promised to see when they enter is an angry nun who is primed to judge the debauched time you're about to have. No, this isn't a destination dreamed up by the whackadoodle folks who brought you the #fail fest that was the May 21 rapture. It's a new dining destination done up by L.A.-based designer Troy Silva.

Silva is bringing what he calls "New York City chic" to Hollywood's Cahuenga Boulevard in the old Citizen Smith spot, right where the innovative city-implemented pedestrian alley is being built.

Art in all forms echoing a theme of "sexuality and sacrilege,"will be inside, including antiques, statuary, and furnishings presented in a series of "green" art installations. From an email about the forthcoming restaurant:

Immediately, one is engaged by a video installation of burlesque dancers projected onto two large globes, the first of many such vintage video installations that celebrate this Hollywood locale. Additional installations include a mountainous mast of Gun Metal Wall Sconces, dispersing and diffusing light and shadow; a vibrant wall of reclaimed and refurbished antique NYC ceiling tiles; large sculptures, burned and dipped in liquid rubber; and an oversized brick movie screen, projecting an eclectic montage of Hollywood cult classics, from the brazen and bizarre.
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Tres Hollywood, yes?

A little more Euro-chic will be the landscaped Pedestrian Alley, which will allow for open-air dining, and a connection between the various business in the area.

Saint Felix Hollywood is owned and operated by the Los Angeles based Libertine Group. Partners Jay Krymis, John Arakaki, and Christian Leibfried are bringing on Chef Brian Vacarella, who will create "an accessible menu that encourages a social and communal dining experience." The restaurant is expected to open in late June. The original Saint Felix is serving up the sin in West Hollywood.

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