WeHo arts - 8120 Santa Monica site

 Welcome to the Brightside artwork, 57 banners, 10’ x 6’ along Havenhurst, Crescent Heights and Santa Monica.

Welcome to the Brightside artwork, 57 banners, 10’ x 6’ along Havenhurst, Crescent Heights and Santa Monica.

 

TURRET*affair

* A turret is a small tower typically on top of a castle. Amongst the dabbled California sunlight dwells a magical city - West Hollywood**

**A metropolis formed to celebrate individuality, gender revolution, in a land full of migrative thinking.

This former farmed terrain has transformative qualities and nests a playground of 20th Century Architecture. Here a rainbow shield encircles our humanity, tears down walls, whilst an armor of love protect the community / tribe

This mural is my torrid / turret (architecture detail) affair of West Hollywood***

Welcome to the Brightside, 2018

@wehoarts

***West Hollywood = Disneyfication of living

How this commission came to fruition and the history of the site

The West Hollywood city council mural roster, of which I’m on, had a call out for concepts for the former Walgreens site. Over the last two years, public art has been placed around the 570’ of chain linked wire fencing. I applied with the Turret Affair and won the commission.

The site is part of triangular median section of park at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Crescent Heights.

It’s the location of the Matthew Shepard Human Rights Triangle and known as "Queer Village."

In 1989, Wayne Karr and Lou Lance both HIV-positive, held a hunger strike demanding the public release of the experimental AIDS drug.

In 1991, in support of AB 101, the gay civil rights bill, Rob Roberts fasted on this land. When Gov. Pete Wilson vetoed the bill, a non-violent protect continued nightly on the site for two weeks.

With my love for West Hollywood I am extremely honoured to be featured on this site over the next 8 months.


The Tour

If you have found the secret QR code on the information banners 9 & 33 & 49 below is a step by step guide on all my architecture hot spots. If you partake on this adventure please refrain from disturbing private residence or businesses . Enjoy

Page 1 of the downloadable PDF Turret Affair Tour - key map


Page 2 of the downloadable PDF Turret Affair Tour - the address page

Panel 1 & 41

a) Turret - Four Gables /// 8250 Fountain Avenue /// 1927

b) Iron Gate Lion’s from Pump /// 8948 Santa Monica Blvd /// 2013

c) Emser Tiles /// 8431 Santa Monica Blvd /// 1926

Panel 2 & 40 & 42

a) Chateau Frontenac /// 8429 Fountain Avenue /// 1925

b) Gargoyles /// 1201 Crescent Heights Blvd /// 1927

c) Fancy dress Cow from outside Mulligans /// 8746 Melrose Avenue /// 1978

d) Doorway /// 1400 Crescent Heights Blvd /// 1925

Panel 3 & 39 & 43

a) Tree outside Mel & Rose /// 8344 Melrose Avenue

b) Neon Diver - on route 66 lights - art on the outside ///  8447 N Santa Monica Blvd /// 2010

c) The Abbey /// 692 N Robertson Blvd /// 1991

Panel 4 & 38 & 44

a) Transformer - Artist Oliviero Baldini - H. Lorenzo /// 474 N Robertson Blvd /// 2008

b) Kaleidoscope Micropark - Daveed Kapoor in collaboration with Rob Berry /// La Peer - Santa Monica Blvd /// Temporary Install 2017

c) Four Story Apartment Building /// 1236 Flores Street /// 1931

d) Mural - Good Times Here - The Naughty Pig /// 8264 Sunset Blvd /// 2018

e) Mt. Olympus Supervillain Lair (not Tony Starks house) - viewed from Crescent Heights and Sunset Blvd /// 1 Electra Ct /// 1990 

Panel 5 & 37 & 45

a) Hamburger Mary’s /// 8288 Santa Monica Blvd

b) Commercial Building /// 8701 Santa Monica Blvd /// 1928

c) English Cottage /// 1000 1/2 Larrabee Street /// 1924

Panel 6 & 36 & 46

a) Cow /// Legend has it that John Wayne kept a pet cow on the balcony of his Sunset Tower penthouse 

b) Sunset Tower Hotel /// 8358 Sunset Blvd /// 1929

c) Chateau Marmont /// 8221 Sunset Blvd /// 1929

d) Billboard from Robertson Blvd /// 370 N Robertson Blvd

Panel 7 & 35 & 47

a) Two Story House /// 1343 N Laurel /// 1923

b) Fountain Lanai Apartment /// 1285 Sweetzer /// 1953

c) Welcome to West Hollywood sign /// 8221 Sunset Blvd

d) Lamp /// 8784 Beverly Blvd

Panel 8 & 34 & 48

a) Piazza del Sol /// 8439 Sunset Blvd /// 1927

b) Hustler /// 8920 Sunset Blvd /// 1998

Panel 9 & 33 & 49

a) Poodle - Duroque /// 634 1/2 N Robertson Blvd

b) Cactus and Palm /// Melrose Ave

c) Turret /// 142 Swall Dr /// 1936

d) Bougainvillea - Hub of the House /// 420 N Robertson Blvd /// 1994

Panel 10 & 32 & 50

a) Street Lamp /// Santa Monica Blvd 

b) Buick Super 8 Convertible - Heritage Classics Motorcar Company /// 8980 N Santa Monica Blvd /// 1948

c) Pacific Design Center /// 8687 Melrose Ave /// 1975 Blue / 1988 Green / 2012 Red

d) West Hollywood Library /// 625 N San Vicente Blvd /// 2011

e) Crescent Height Methodist Church /// 1282  Fairfax Ave /// 1914

f) Plant from the West Hollywood Park /// 647 N San Vicente Blvd

g) Lights - Flamming Saddles /// 8811 Santa Monica Blvd /// 1922

Panel 11 & 31 & 51

a) Flamming Saddles /// 8811 Santa Monica Blvd /// 1922

b) Saddle Ranch /// 8371 Sunset Blvd /// 1999

c) Mechanical Bull

d) Carney Express Limited /// 8351 Sunset Blvd /// 1975

Panel 12 & 30 & 52

a) Apartment Building  /// 1302 N Sweetzer  Avenue /// 1929

b) Fish Fountain /// 8499 Fountain Ave /// 1925

Panel 13 & 29 & 53

a) Tree outside Mel & Rose /// 8344 Melrose Ave

b) Craftsman House /// 1241 N Vista Street /// 1917

c) Two - Story Building /// 8352 Fountain Avenue /// 1926

Panel 14 & 28 & 54

a) Schindler House /// 833 N Kings Rd /// 1922

Panel 15 & 27 & 55

a) Doll Faces - Gorilla-style installed on bench /// Between The Standard Hotel and Sunset Tower Hotel

b) Iron Gate - Pump /// 8948 Santa Monica Blvd /// 2013

c) The Comedy Store - Ciro’s /// 8433 Sunset Blvd /// 1940

Panel 16 & 26

a) Church /// 9025 W Cynthia St /// 1920

b) Facade Artwork  - The Standard /// 8300 Sunset Blvd

c) Balcony Turret /// 1301 Harper St /// 1926

Panel 17 & 25

a) Balcony - Patio del Moro /// 8225 Fountain Ave /// 1926

b) Le Fontaine /// 1285 Crescent Heights Blvd /// 1930

c) Stained Glass Feature - The Abbey /// 692 N Robertson Blvd /// 1991

d) Facade Detail /// 8613 Sherwood Dr

Panel 18 & 24

a) Fountain Statue /// 8250 Sunset Blvd /// 1940

b) Doorway - Villa D’Este /// 1355 N Laurel Ave ///  1928

c) Rabbit - Sculpture - Gerardo Hacer /// 9081 N Santa Monica Blvd /// 2016

d) Coyote - Sculpture - Gerardo Hacer /// 9081 N Santa Monica Blvd /// 2016

Panel 19 & 23

a) Turret Apartment Building - Beau Sejour /// 8320 Fountain Ave /// 1928

b) Sunset Tower Hotel /// 8358 Sunset Blvd /// 1929

Panel 20 & 22

a) Legs - Hamburger Mary’s /// 8288 Santa Monica Blvd 

b) Disco Ball - Hamburger Mary’s /// 8288 Santa Monica Blvd

c) Turret Apartment Building - Beau Sejour /// 8320 Fountain Ave /// 1928

d) Iron Gate - Fig and Olive /// 8490 Melrose Pl /// 2011

Panel 21

a) Seat of Design /// 8687 Melrose Ave /// 2002 

b) Barney’s Beanery /// 8447 N Santa Monica Blvd /// 1920

c) Column from private residence /// 811 N W Knoll Dr /// 1924

d) Turret - Chimneys - Santa Palm Car Wash /// 8787 N Santa Monica Blvd /// 1964

e) Gargoyle /// 8607 Sherwood Dr

f) Brass door detail /// 8250 Sunset Blvd /// 1940

g) The Fireplace - The Abbey /// 692 N Robertson Blvd /// 1991


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