“. . . the library is one of the seven or eight most impressive pieces of public architecture to open in Southern California in a decade,” writes Christopher Hawthorne about the new West Hollywood library (designed by architects Johnson Favaro), and among the many elements that make it eye candy for visitors is the public art — a white coral tree wending out of the wall and over the stairway by David Wiseman, and bold murals by street artists Shepard Fairey, RETNA and Kenny Scharf.
Three of those artists — Shepard Fairey, RETNA (whose work on the parking garage is shown left) and David Wiseman — will be at the library tomorrow night, for a fundraising party and panel discussion (that I’ll be moderating). All three are extraordinarily smart and interesting so this is guaranteed to be a great evening.
Here are the details:
New West Hollywood Library Artists
Featuring Shepard Fairey, David Wiseman, and RETNA (Marquis Lewis) in discussion with KCRW’s Frances Anderton
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Pre-reception at Here Lounge, 6 to 7:30 pm
696 n. robertson west hollywood
Program begins promptly at 8 pm
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 n. san vicente
entrance through the autocourt of the west hollywood library
*paid parking available in the west hollywood park parking structure
$6 flat rate after 6 pm
advance tickets $25 / (day of, if available, $35)
Seating is limited
Proceeds to benefit art and culture programming at the library