Art takes to the street
In L.A., art is seen as something that is alive and that must be experienced. That’s why, what are known as “art walks”, are held regularly. During these walks, locals and tourists wander the streets together, celebrating this new talent of these cutting-edge artists.
In the heart of the Downtown district, the recently opened Broad Museum brings together close to 2,000 pieces by American pop art artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. The facade of the building, signed by the architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is reminiscent of a titanium honeycomb. Inside this fibreglass and steel giant, you can feel the sensation of infinity. For example, in the ‘Infinity Mirrored Room’ installation by the artist Yayoi Kusama, where the singer Katy Perry was photographed on her birthday.
Less than a hundred metres away is the striking red outline of MOCA Grand Avenue, the main gallery of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. This original construction by the architect Arata Isozaki marked the beginning of a new cultural era for the city in the middle of the 1980s; one of the symbols of this period being the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the titanium building designed by Frank Gehry.