LA Family Baroque
Project Area: CBD-Financial Core
Project: One Bunker Hill
Project Location: 601 W. 5th Street
Project Type: Developer Initiated
One Bunker Hill, formerly the Southern California Edison Building, was built in the art deco style in the early 1930’s. When renovated and expanded in the 1990’s, the owners, as part of the CRA/LA percent for art requirement, commissioned Bill Barrett to create this public artwork. The artist took into account the physical space and ambience of this site when creating the LA Family Baroque sculpture. Located in the outer entryway of the building, it measures thirteen feet high and was welded from sheets of bronze. This piece embraces Barrett’s distinctive fluid and calligraphic style, forming a symbolic family of abstract pieces..