10 BEST 
PUBLIC ART IN LOS ANGELES

THE MOST POPULAR PUBLIC SCULPTURES, STATUES, MURALS & FOUNTAINS IN LOS ANGELES

 
IN THE CITY OF ANGELES

#1:  "Urban Light" :: THE UNDISPUTED BEST
The hugely popular street lamps sculpture also 
produces mesmerizing effect when walking 
between the lampposts.  It is lighted and open 
24/7 with security staff on hand due to its 
round-the-clock popularity. 
Featured @ Google Arts & Culture      
Best viewing time:  sunset to dusk
https://goo.gl/maps/aLYNEV2RyGp

    

#2:  "Watts Towers" :: L.A.'s ICONIC SYMBOL
Simon Rodia's 99-ft. towers are surrounded by 
his whimsical mosaic and sculptural art.   
Featured @ Google Arts & Culture  
Best viewing time:  daytime
https://goo.gl/maps/BSmdKHjEmPG2

1765 E. 107th St, Watts, Los Angeles

     
Commonly called "The Four Ladies of Hollywood," 
this very "Hollywood" tribute to the Golden Age of 
female screen stars, near the Hollywood Walk of 
Fame, has statues of Mae West, Anna Mae Wong, 
Dolores Del Rio and Dorothy Dandridge supporting 
statue of Marilyn Monroe.
Best viewing time: daytime
https://goo.gl/maps/U1DiB75LoGH2
southeast corner of Hollywood Bl. & La Brea Bl., 
Hollywood, Los Angeles



These free-standing public art walls are continuously 
painted by the most talented graffiti artists in L.A., 
and showcase L.A.'s most original, incredible (and 
temporary) mural work.
Best viewing time: daytime
https://goo.gl/maps/wGQu3uytC412
Beach  at Ocean Front Walk at Winward Ave., 
Venice Beach, Los Angeles
 


This building-mounted sculpture fronts both the 
building entrance and an upper-level meeting room.  
Who resides behind the "Binoculars"?  
Google offices, of course.   
Featured @ Google Arts & Culture 
Best viewing time: daytime
https://goo.gl/maps/cCDrR7L7HYw

340 Main Street, Venice, Los Angeles

     
Also titled "The Pope of Broadway," this is L.A.'s 
biggest downtown mega-mural at 5 stories 
high, Anthony Quinn has fun as "Zorba the Greek"  
The famous role continues to prompt spontaneous 
"Zorba the Greek" dance flash mobs throughout 
the world. 
Featured @ Google Arts & Culture    
Best viewing time: daytime

 

Standing beneath this piece uneasily, you can't but 
feel 
the 
astounding engineering suspension and 
balance of this huge sculpture in the Museum of 
Contemporary Art public plaza.
Best viewing time: daytime  
https://goo.gl/maps/qLHobeBGnNt
 
S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles



#8:  "Ballerina Clown" :: FUNNY or SCARY? 
Jonathan Borofsky's 30-foot "Clown" has been 
freaking out folks for 3 decades, and in 2014 
a restoration of the mechanical leg movement 
added to the bizarre impression. 
Best viewing time: daytime
https://goo.gl/maps/F54czsjfV5D2  
   
225 Rose Ave., Venice Beach, Los Angeles


#9:  "Levitated Mass" :: THE BIG ROCK 
Its famous midnight trek across L.A. from the 
Riverside quarry made headline news, and now 
you can dance under all 340 tons of it.
Best viewing time: daytime
https://goo.gl/maps/ZAfMrnMNVhR2 
Resnick North Lawn, LACMA, 
5905 Wilshire Bl., Los Angeles



#10:  "Oomo Cube" :: Out Of Many, One
A design take-off on the multi-faceted Rubik's 
Cube, the "Oomo Cube" celebrates the diversity 
of the world on each of the cube's many rotating 
images.
 Best viewing time: daytime
https://goo.gl/maps/tZ41CAbZHtu  
plaza in front of the Japanese American 
National Museum, 100 S. Central Ave., 
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles



AND BEYOND L.A.  just a bit...


The historic fountain from the 1930s has a colorful 
evening lighting program focused on the fountain 
sprays and visible from boulevard traffic. 
Best viewing time:  lighting program begins at dusk
https://goo.gl/maps/Sxx1WZZELJv




This was Southern California's most stellar 
public artwork of 2017, a 20,400 lb. double 
cylinder inspired by the ancient Cyrus Cylinder 
declaration of human rights.  Learn more here.  
It is awe-inspiring
Best viewing time:  p.m. lighting begins at dusk
https://goo.gl/maps/Sxx1WZZELJv



Who can resist Santa Monica's ferocious 
water-spewing dinosaurs along the Third Street 
Promenade?   'Nuf said. 
Best viewing time:  daytime
https://goo.gl/maps/Sxx1WZZELJv