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Adam Leventhal
Dream Walk

Project Area: Hollywood
Project: Metro Gardens (Temporary)
Project Location: SE Corner of Hollywood and Western Boulevards
Project Type: CRA Initiated


From 1991 to 1994, the CRA/LA working with the MTA created a temporary garden on the current site of the Hollywood/Western Metro Rail Station. Artist Adam Leventhal designed the temporary fence surrounding the garden known as Metro Gardens. Five iron and found-object sculptures atop the fence were entitled "Homeless Ghost," "Snake Eats World," "Mountains, Mist and Moon," "Explosion," and "Thunderbed."

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Artist Profile

Los Angeles-based artist Adam Leventhal (1958-2000) created projects that incorporated his interest in working closely with the community.  In 1989, Leventhal was granted funding from LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) to create Homeless Sculpture Collaboration.  In addition to the public artworks by Leventhal in Los Angeles, the artist’s works are also in the public collections of Cola Corporate Headquarters, Atlanta; Boise Airport, Idaho; and Newport News, Virginia.  The A. Leventhal School, which teaches the fundamentals of blacksmithing, has been founded in Pasadena, California in honor of the artist.