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Pico Streetscape, Lights Overhead

Pico Gateway
Date: 2001
Artist: Sheila Klein
Landscape Architect: Katherine Spitz and Associates
Location: Pico Boulevard at the Santa Monica Freeway Underpass
Elements: Sculptural lighting beneath freeway, painted surfaces

Artist Sheila Klein found inspiration in the architecture and arcades of the early beach hotels in Santa Monica when she created the Pico Gateway beneath the Santa Monica Freeway. Trees of light transform the bleak and dreary underpass into a sparkling and engaging demarcation between Santa Monica and Los Angeles. This gateway work grew out of a collaborative process between the artist, Sheila Klein, and the Pico Streetscape's landscape architecture team, Spitz and Associates.
Last updated: 9/15/2014
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