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Title
Beach roller art
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Chinn, Paul
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
1988
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Spectators line up to view Carl Cheng's Santa Monica Art Tool, a cast concrete and steel roller that imprints a relief map of L.A. on the sand titled "Walk on L.A.". The art work was commissioned by the City of Santa Monica Percent for Art program. Ten site-specific works are planned for under-used sections of Santa Monica beach from Ocean Park to the Palisades area, Santa Monica.
Photograph caption reads: "Impressive: artist Carl Cheng's 12-ton roller left relief map of L.A. on sand, awing thousands until sea erased it". Photograph dated: March 28, 1988.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;25 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00078188
Herald Examiner Collection
HH_b041_f3_i39
CARL0000079791
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/24682
Subject
Public art--California--Santa Monica
Art, Modern--20th century
Installations (Art)--California--Santa Monica
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Cheng, Carl,1942-
John Doe Co

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