Art in the High Tower: Inside the Downtown 72nd Floor Street Art Gallery
In March, Silverstein Properties issued an open call and ended up selecting 15 Los Angeles-based street artists/crews to paint murals on the glass-encased 72nd floor of the US Bank Building – the tallest tower in the city. with the most opulent 360 degrees. see. The idea was to “elevate” the art and artists who inspire and draw inspiration from the city.
Invited only to speak on “What does LA mean to you?”, the cohort speaks out on flower markets and wild gardens, street vendors and sports legends, family and neighborhood, music history and graffiti artists, diverse heritage and indigenous culture, astronauts, jazz and boba.
Silverstein Properties has previously worked with artists around the world to commission murals in and around several buildings of the new World Trade Center in New York City, and now they have done the walls, floor, columns and windows of this iconic still raw and unoccupied floor in DTLA available to artists – and to the enterprising public, by appointment.
The project features original works by Beau Stanton, Casey Courey Pickering, Debi Cable, Elekktra, Elliott Nes, Haus of Emichi, Lauren YS, LOVE Crew, Man One, Mary Lai, Mister Alek, Nora Martin Hall, Paloma Arciniega, Quentin Thomas , and Sophie Mazzaro – all against the dramatic backdrop of vertical and horizontal urban sprawl and density surrounded by mountains and sea.
US Bank Tower Floor 72, 633 W. Fifth St., 72nd Floor, dtla; Register to visit here: silversteinproperties.com.