Spanning The 101 Freeway at Los Angeles Street and Main Street, you will find two sculptures that work in concert to greet newcomers to the City of Los Angeles.
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Walk A Mile In My Shoes: A Civil Rights Memorial
In Baldwin Hills, two monuments sit in the middle of traffic islands, celebrating the victories of the Civil Rights Movement.
Molecule Man Sculpture
In Little Tokyo, you can see a tall aluminum sculpture of four figures filled with holes in front of a government building.
Clownerina: The Giant Ballerina Clown of Venice
In Venice you can see a giant sad clown with rueful smile wearing a tutu and battered top hat perform the can can on the side of a building.
The Pioneer Statue
This monument honoring the California Pioneers of 1849 stands in a small park in the center of Carthay Circle. It is known colloquially as “Dan the Miner.”
Requiem: Kenny Scharf’s Kosmic Krylon Garage
Once upon a time, a parking garage in Pasadena was home to a series of colorful illustrations of renowned painter Kenny Scharf. It was called the Kosmic Krylon Garage, and it’s gone now.
The Travel Angel
The Travel Angel keeps watch over travelers in a dingy corner of the Original Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax.
Vermonica: The Original Vintage Los Angeles Streetlight Exhibit
The best vintage streetlight art installation in Los Angeles isn’t at LACMA. No, the best public art focused on historic street lamps is called Vermonica and this Urban Candelabra now sits along the border of Silver Lake and East Hollywood.
Faces of Elysian Valley (The Riverside Roundabout)
A series of nine egg-like sculptures featuring random faces of area residents keeps vigil over the first true roundabout in Los Angeles.
Berlin Wall Along Wilshire
On Wilshire Boulevard, across the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, you can find 10 sections of the Berlin Wall, the longest portion of this Cold War relic outside of Germany.