Downtown Los Angeles Public Art Walking Tour



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Part two of your self-guided art walk continues across Grand Avenue from the California Plaza Water Court where you will see significant sculptures by two famed women artists.

Nancy Grave Sequi sculpture In the 1980s when this work, Sequi,  by Nancy Graves was commissioned, there was growing pressure to include works of art by women in public places. 

Louise Nevelson Night Sail Los Angeles Louise Nevelson's monumental "Night Sail" earned such accolades when it was installed that the Los Angeles City Council declared an official "Louise Nevelson Day".  It is located next to the Wells Fargo bank building.

Joan Miro La Caresse de Oiseau Los Angeles
The walking tour continues Inside the Wells Fargo building, next to the Nevelson work. Spanish artist Joan Miro had passed away before this sculpture, "La Caresse d'un Oiseau", was commissioned from his estate by Wells Fargo Bank. It is based on one of his paintings.

In the adjacent Fountain Cafe are several Robert Graham female figure sculptures mounted on pedestals throughout the restaurant. 

Walk down to the lower level to see Jean Dubuffet's "Le Dandy", also commissioned after his death and based on one of his best known painted images.


Alexander Calder Red sculpture Los Angeles Then go out the door and across Hope Street where an Alexander Calder sculpture, painted in the signature Calder Red, dominates the plaza in front of Bank of America.
The Downtown Los Angeles Public Art Walking Tour finishes on page 3 of 3.






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Bradbury Building detail chinatown los angeles california Lucky Baldwin's home Arboretum
See the amazing Bradbury building where 'Blade Runner' was filmed. Visit Chinatown from the Gold Line station and see this colorful neighborhood. See Lucky Baldwin's home at the Los Angeles Arboretum.


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