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Guerilla Public Art We Like: Pasadena's Fork in the Road

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Clad in Caltrans uniforms a few nights ago, a group of people installed a 12-foot wooden carved fork where Pasadena Avenue splits at, well, a fork in the road, with St. John Avenue (see a map here).

Who did this awesome piece of art and why? "It turns out the fork is an elaborate - and expensive - birthday prank in honor of the 75th birthday of Bob Stane, founder of the Ice House comedy club, who now owns the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena," reports the Pasadena Star News. And the group would like to see it stay there permanently, but that will be up to the Caltrans, which owns the small parcel of land and the city.

LAist readers were not fans of the pubic art at the new LAPD headquarters, but how about this? Do you like?