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Crossed CurrentsCulver City’s Art in Public Places Program was established by ordinance in 1988, with the view that cultural and artistic resources:

  • Enhance the quality of life for individuals living and working within a city; and,

  • Preserve and improve the quality of the urban environment, increase real property values, and have a positive economic impact.

By engaging the urban landscape, Culver City’s Art in Public Places Program brings the experience of art to a broad and diverse group of people. The goal of the program is to balance the community’s physical growth and revitalization with its cultural and artistic resources, resulting in improving the general welfare of the City, and increasing the availability of art to the public.

To date, there are over 100 individual artworks included in Culver City’s Art in Public Places Program. Approximately half are on private property and the other half on public (City) owned property.

 

 

 

 

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  • Additional Address Information(Westfield Culver City - Near Best Buy)
Doyle Faces large         Photo: Joshua White/JWP Pictures.com 

 

Culver City Currency by Chris Doyle, 2009
 
Aluminum and optic acrylic plates
54’9” l x 24’7” w x 10” h

Culver City Currency employs the symbol of the coin as a classic means of portraiture.  The word "currency" suggests circulation and exchange -- two phenomena characteristic of a shopping center.  For Westfield, Doyle has blended and animated images of Culver City's residents, workers, and landmarks by creating portraits on lenticular coins suspended from a mobile. 

Since ancient times, coins have celebrated cultural heroes and architectural icons.  With this inspiration, Doyle's Culver City Currency gives monumental presence to portraits of ordinary people living and working in Culver City.

The artwork operates at two scales.  When viewed from the entry points to the atrium, the visitor sees the entire mobile.  When seen from the balcony around the space, the visitor is able to examine the individual portraits in greater detail.  The piece offers an invitation to relate to other shoppers within one's line of sight, even oneself, as part of the City's collective picture.   

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  • Additional Address Information(Westfield Culver City - Near Best Buy)
Doyle Faces large         Photo: Joshua White/JWP Pictures.com 

 

Culver City Currency by Chris Doyle, 2009
 
Aluminum and optic acrylic plates
54’9” l x 24’7” w x 10” h

Culver City Currency employs the symbol of the coin as a classic means of portraiture.  The word "currency" suggests circulation and exchange -- two phenomena characteristic of a shopping center.  For Westfield, Doyle has blended and animated images of Culver City's residents, workers, and landmarks by creating portraits on lenticular coins suspended from a mobile. 

Since ancient times, coins have celebrated cultural heroes and architectural icons.  With this inspiration, Doyle's Culver City Currency gives monumental presence to portraits of ordinary people living and working in Culver City.

The artwork operates at two scales.  When viewed from the entry points to the atrium, the visitor sees the entire mobile.  When seen from the balcony around the space, the visitor is able to examine the individual portraits in greater detail.  The piece offers an invitation to relate to other shoppers within one's line of sight, even oneself, as part of the City's collective picture.   

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