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Three artists, selected by a panel of nationally recognized curators, local arts professionals and community members from the Purple Line Extension Section 1 area, are currently working on site-specific artwork designs for the Wilshire/Fairfax station. Artworks will be integrated into the walls of the entrance plaza, escalator landing, concourse and train platforms creating an immersive experience. They will reflect the world-class museums and cultural providers surrounding the station, the architectural legacy of Wilshire Boulevard, as well as honor and represent the neighborhoods and cultures of people who live and work along the corridor.
Artist Karl Haendel photographing an object in the collection of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, part of his process in developing artwork for Wilshire/Fairfax Station.
Karl Haendel – Glass Entrance Pavilion
Artist Ken Gonzales-Day photographing artwork at LACMA as part of his process in developing artwork for Wilshire/Fairfax Station.
Ken Gonzales-Day – Concourse Wall Mosaic
Detail of in-progress artwork design by Susan Silton for Wilshire/Fairfax Station, platform level.
Susan Silton – Platform Level Porcelain Enamel Steel
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Artists selected for Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension
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