Downtown LA Public Art: “Uptown Rocker”

“Uptown Rocker”
By Lloyd Hamrol.
Completed in 1986. Hamrol described the work as a “tribute to the car culture. It is meant as a parody of the omnipresence of cars and our addiction to their necessity. The piece captures a moment in a bumper to bumper procession of car symbols as they cycle on the loop of an endless highway…”

Six identically shaped 7′ high x 18′ long silhouettes of cars atop a curved, concrete rocker painted freeway color. The cars are painted red, green, black, gray, yellow and blue. Located on 4th Street between Hope and lower Grand, these shots were taken from the upper Grand overpass.

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