Vincent Lamouroux transforms a Los Angeles motel into a gigantic sculpture

 Los Angeles  |  27 April 2015  |  AMA  |  Tweet  |  LinkedIn

On 26 April 2015, French artist Vincent Lamouroux inaugurated his installation entitled Projections on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, which will be on display for two weeks.

For this project, Vincent Lamouroux has transformed a closed down motel in Los Angeles into a gigantic sculpture by painting it white, including the railings, the grass, and the surrounding palm trees. The motel was nicknamed the Bates Motel due to its location at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Bates Avenue and as its similarity to the hotel in the Hitchcock film Psychose and the television series Bates Motel. The artist deployed a team of spray painters, who turned the building a dazzling white, a colour that he chose because it would “create the most light, creating a blinding effect”, whilst leading “something rather positive and perhaps the idea of a projection screen for all desires, all imagination”.

The installation, which is the result of two years of work, will be destroyed in the summer of 2015 to make space for apartments, shops, restaurants, and a parking lot. Vincent Lamouroux is a French visual artist who was born in 1974 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. He currently lives and works in Paris.

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