A modern-day American folly, inspired by the 100 Year anniversary of both the HOLLYWOOD Sign, and the Hollywoodland residential neighborhood it was originally built to advertise.
Re-mixed from meticulously selected, repurposed wood and corrugated metal found in Los Angeles, the construction pays homage to the original Hollywoodland Sign as much as the form draws inspiration from the enchanting storybook architecture of the neighborhood's earliest homes. The result reflects both landmarks' past, present, and futures, while simultaneously exploring the juxtaposition of a global icon with the charming homes just below.

The work is a contemporary iteration of 12th-century French garden sculptures known as gloriettes, with "R1" signifying the predominant single-family zoning in Los Angeles. The installation is visible at the Mulholland Hwy. entrance to Griffith Park — 6101 Mulholland Hwy, Los Angeles, CA 90068. Parking is available in nearby Lake Hollywood Estates and the Innsdale Trail.
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Artwork presented by
The Last House on Mulholland®.
On display through December 2023.
Private Property. No Trespassing. No Climbing.
"R1" was assembled with reclaimed materials.
© 2023 Steven Alper
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