The Jelly Beans Have It
Cosimo Cavallaro's Love Your Bean is the latest, and tastiest, addition to the City of West Hollywood's Art on the Outside program, which produces art projects on medians, edifices, sidewalks, rooftops and billboards. Among the most popular examples have been the monumental exterior murals by RETNA, Kenny Scharf and Shepard Fairey adorning the exterior of the public library across from the Pacific Design Center. But if there's one thing people love more than bright, buoyant, beautiful art, it's got to be giant candy -- and that's where Cavallaro comes in. This week the city celebrates the official unveiling of his new outdoor sculptural installation in the lovely West Hollywood Park adjoining the library -- a trio of absurdly large, impossibly smooth, mesmerizingly reflective and weirdly sexy jelly beans. Cavallaro worked for a year with Jack Brogan, the iconic fabricator behind some of the most compelling moments from the Finish Fetish and Light and Space art movements, so while the idea is pretty funny, the craftsmanship is dead serious. Cavallaro's previous food-based sculptures include the portrait Twiggy in Cheese and his infamous Chocolate Jesus, but these lovable beans promise to steer clear of controversy and head straight for Instagram heaven. West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., W. Hlywd.; Thurs., Sept. 5, 5:30-7 p.m.; free. (323) 848-6883, weho.org/art.
Thu., Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m., 2013
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