Metropolis II

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“Chris Burden, who lives and works in Los Angeles, is well known for monumental sculptures and projects such as Urban Light (2008), made from 202 restored antique cast-iron street lamps, which sits at the entrance to LACMA’s campus on Wilshire Blvd. While Urban Light is a single landmark in the center of Los Angeles, Metropolis II represents an entire city, which could be Los Angeles or any 21st-century city. The artist estimates that every hour one hundred thousand cars circulate through Metropolis II, making it much like a miniature Los Angeles” – LACMA

A must see.



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