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  • CRA/LA’S commitment to public art began over 40 years ago.
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  • California Plaza developers met their art requirement by building a $23 million facility for the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Michael Davis
Grand Promenade Torches
1988


Project Area: Bunker Hill
Project: Grand Promenade
Project Location: 255 Grand Avenue
Project Type: Developer

Description:

Working with the building's architect, artist Michael Davis extended the entrance to this residential tower located directly across from MOCA. Davis added nine elegant lamp-posts to help define and open up the entrance. The posts of polished granite, brushed stainless steel, and glass stand on a small square metal base with an angled rectangular main form bearing a metal cone-shaped fixture.

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Artist Profile

Michael Davis is currently working on public projects for the Port of Los Angeles, City of Ventura, and Providence, Rhode Island.  In 2006, he was commissioned to create a public artwork for the University of Southern California’s Bloom Art Walk.  Davis has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Artists’ Fellowships, a Hand Hollow Foundation Artist Fellowship, and an AIA Award.  His works can be found in numerous public collections including: Albuquerque Art Museum; Laguna Art Museum; the City of Los Angeles; the City of Dallas; the City of Santa Monica; the City of San Jose; and Washington State University.  The artist received formal training at California State University, Fullerton.  Michael Davis lives and works in Los Angeles.