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Chris Burden’s Urban Light. Los Angeles

Outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is sited Chris Burden’s magical Urban Light, which is rapidly becoming a tourist attraction in the city. It demonstrates how the imaginative and artistic use of light can transform urban space. The installation comprises a dense, regular geometric grid arrangement of 202 restored street lamps from the 1920s and 1930s, of varying designs, most of them from Southern California.  On the night I was there, it attracted people like moths to a flame, constituting a new and convivial public space in which married couples posed, fashion shoots were held, kids played, tourists gathered, photographers snapped away and teenagers hung out. IMG_1398

April 22nd, 2013 - 12:15pm

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