A mystery street artist with a sense of humor has turned parts of downtown L.A. into a guerrilla art installation.
Eight neighborhood landmarks or areas have been marked with official-looking city placards that offer what appear to be background information about the location. One, for instance, says that a downtown dumpster was designed by Andy Warhol.
Though the artworks are unsigned, Culture Monster has learned that they are called “Art Appears” and are the work of the artist who calls himself Wild Life.
[ At least two of the signs have been removed since Tuesday, one near City Hall and one near the LAPD headquarters.]
pictured: A fake city plaque, on the corner of Spring and 2nd streets, attributes a block of palm trees to artist Chris Burden. (Steve Devol/Los Angeles Times / September 18, 2012) (via latimes)