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Remember when there was a giant sculpture of a rooster on a pedestal in London’s Trafalgar Square in 2013? Not everyone loved it, but no one was indifferent. That brilliant bit of subversive post-pop was the work of sculptor Katharina Fritsch, who revisits the vaunted cock motif in her current exhibition in Los Angeles. The bird is witnessed by a pair of equally painstakingly rendered audience members; all three are a shocking, luminous blue that Yves Klein would appreciate. The handiwork of five years in the studio, the work still has a punchy, fresh energy that is as funny as a good joke, but as impactful and imposing as a monument. Matthew Marks, 1062 N. Orange Grove Ave., WeHo; open by appointment through August 1; matthewmarks.com.