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David Bunn
A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place

Project Area: CBD/Financial Core
Project: Central Library
Project Location: 630 W. Fifth Street (Bradley Wing)
Project Type: CRA Initiated


Installed within the walls of the elevator cabs in the Library's Bradley Wing are old library catalog cards beginning with the phrase "The Complete Guide to...." On the elevator shaft wall viewable through a long glass window are catalog cards corresponding to the subjects found on each floor. As the elevator is in transit, these cards rush by in a blur and are visable again when the elevator stops.

The Library's seven million catalog cards were considered obsolete when the Library changed to a computerized system with the opening of the renovated Library.

A Place for Everything

Artist Profile

David Bunn’s work can be found in numerous public collections in the U.S. and Europe including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; Whitney Museum of American Art; Cabinet Des Estampes, Geneva; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.  Bunn was awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships, one in New Genres and the other in Photography; a City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship; a Rockefeller Prize nominee in Film and Video; a Massachusetts Artist Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship; and recently received the Ethel Fortner Award in Creative Writing.  He studied at the University of California, Los Angeles (MFA) and currently teaches Photography at the University of Southern California.