"The Movies:  Fantasies and Spectacles" (1993) by Joyce Kozloff
 
DESCRIPTION:  station art consisting of two 2-foot by 110-foot hand-painted ceramic tile murals (10-foot sections or "chapters")
 
COMMENT:  Kozloff's two companion murals present classic Hollywood film and television images.  Together they are one of the most popular public artworks in the Los Angeles Metro System. 
    The "Fantasies" mural on the west platform depicts scenes from science fiction and horror films where one finds familiar and bizarre monsters, reptiles, apes, plants, insects, ghosts, vampires, robots, zombies and spacemen.  
    The "Spectacles" mural on the east platform follows themes of water, fire, air and earth, while experimenting with the concepts of space and time.
 
THE PUBLIC ART:
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Detail
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THE PUBLIC PLACE:
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LOCATION:  interior (underground) station platforms
(west platform:  "The Movies: Fantasies")
(east platform:  "The Movies: Spectacles)
7th Street/Metro Center Station, 660 S. Figueroa Street, 
Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, CA