I haven’t been to Los Angeles in over ten years, but I recently saw slides of Urban Light, a work by Chris Burden, during a lecture by Michael Govan, Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Urban Light assembles rows of 1920s and 30s street lamps disposed from towns around Los Angeles – it’s a compact expression of the area, gleaming and compelling. It feels like vintage Hollywood saying hello to LACMA visitors. I feel elegant considering it.
So until you and I can make it out to Los Angeles to see it, visit LACMA’s website. See an online exhibition of photographs of Urban Light from LACMA visitors, here. And if you feel moved, you can like it on Facebook.